Aug 11

What I did for my birthday

The whole reel testing thing has been happening slower than the pace of financial reform in congress. Been hard to find the time, honestly, with all the… um… interesting things going on in my life.

I got the Vanquish out today and ran it through the first 20 high speed pulls and put it through a little saltwater soak.  Sounds like a day at the spa.

Lamson Vanquish

A little saltwater soak


First 20 pulls, in the bag.  Now, it needs to sit for a couple days, dry out with that nice saltwater crust.  Then… 20 more pulls.  Then the sand. Then more pulls.

Stick with me here while I try to get the whole testing regime back on line.

Jul 10

A tale of customer service – Lamson Waterworks

A nice story about customer service from Lamson-Waterworks via the Chucking Line and Chasing Tail blog.

When I tell people outside of the fishing community why I choose to spend so much on my gear, it tell them without a doubt…it’s all about the warranty

via Chucking Line and Chasing Tail.


If memory serves, Lamson is the preferred reel of Dr. Aaron Adams from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

For me, the warranty is pretty key as well.  I break things.  I have, in my life, broken rods at least 10 times.  I’ve sent boots back at least 4 times.  I still have a broken reel I’m procrastinating on sending back.  I even have three rods right now that are just a little broken and I’m still using.

This stellar tale of customer service makes me want to get a Lamson… and that’s pretty much the point.