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Topic: What did you actually accomplish this weekend?  (Read 358 times)

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  • Location: The Gorge
  • Date Registered: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 684
Yep. Still in partial hibernation. Watching travel softball games, football, the new HBO shows... Cleaned out the chicken coop, improved their watering system, let them out to run around for a bit. Put a second coating of beeswax on my new Carhartt Christmas jacket, vacuum-packed some salmon roe in my bait freezer, made some salmon dip that my family destroyed, ordered some books to peruse on the history of Mexico to use in my classroom and am currently pondering a new Mustad fish bag (the Addicted 38" x 15" x 8") and re-posting some Ambassadeur, an Avet and an extra Mini-X kayak I have in the backyard...

Hope you're all doing well!

Fred "True" Trujillo

P.S. - And monitoring Magic Seaweed...
"This above all: to thine own self, be true, and it must follow, as the day the night, thou canst not then be false to any man."


  • Lingcod
  • *****
  • Location: Central Oregon
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 372
This kind of weather is the time I get my fly tying done. I think I am ready for the coming fishing season.  The fish don’t have a chance now.
Being retired, they pay me when I go fishing, therefore I am kind of a professional fisherman.


  • Salmon
  • ******
  • Location: Newport, OR
  • Date Registered: Feb 2017
  • Posts: 723
Steelhead fishing was pretty good this weekend. Solid push of wilds arrived  8).
aMayesing Bros.


  • Salmon
  • ******
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Date Registered: Jul 2020
  • Posts: 548
Nice man, I'm jealous!

I mostly just unpacked more at the new house.

Scouted a couple places from shore, Eugene's Delta ponds (seem super shallow n weedy, but may have bass potential in spring) and Fern Ridge (water level still really low, but hoping to get crappie there later).

Gonna give Olalla a try tomorrow,  if anyone wants to join.
A day without fishing probably wouldn't kill me,
but why risk it?

2nd Place AOTY 2022
1st Place Tiny Fish Slam 2022

2007 Red Hobie Outback "Serenity"
2021 Camo Hobie Outback "Lagertha"


  • Salmon
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  • Native Propel 13 & Elie Gulf 120XL
  • Location: Gig Harbor, WA
  • Date Registered: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 670
I made a couple of lovely (IMHO) pens on my new Christmas lathe.  One of these days I do plan to excavate my kayak from the garage and go get it wet again, though!

Just a regular slimline twist pen, made with a laminated wood pen blank, finished with a wax-oil compound.

This one is a shop pencil for myself - thick leads of 4 colors plus a pen insert.  Made with a Purpleheart blank, just because I love the wood's color.

Lots of fun.
Junk Jigs "BEST USE OF ACTUAL JUNK" category - "That tape should have been a prized possession and not junk. That will be a collectors item in 30 years!” & “There sure is a lot of junk in there.”


  • Salmon
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  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Date Registered: Jul 2020
  • Posts: 548
Lovely writing devices! I have some nice bits of mahogany I can give ya, should we ever fish together.

I kind of put down wood working, in favor of AOTY last year, but am missing it. I really enjoy carving decorative handles for axes and warhammers n such. Have made a few lures, pipes, and other random things.
A day without fishing probably wouldn't kill me,
but why risk it?

2nd Place AOTY 2022
1st Place Tiny Fish Slam 2022

2007 Red Hobie Outback "Serenity"
2021 Camo Hobie Outback "Lagertha"


  • Salmon
  • ******
  • Location: Humboldt, CA and Ashland, OR
  • Date Registered: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 797
Purple Heart looks fantastic but it smells like baby vomit.  A little denatured alcohol to start and shellac when you’re finishing will take care of the smell.  I love the work.  Those look great.

I spent the weekend pulling stumps, tearing down a brick wall, and digging trenches for a downspout drain to carry water away from my house. 


  • Salmon
  • ******
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Date Registered: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 691
I cleaned out the chicken coop and put feesh cedar shavings in the laying boxes. Packed another week worth of firewood up to the back patio. Went to my oldest sons house and replace the throttle body sensor and throttle body on his 2007 GMC Acadia. Worked my futurw son in laws 2001 Infiniti I30 that I am replacing the wheel bearings and exhaust on.

Only looked at magic seaweed around 6 times trying to fight off the urge to brave an al.ost ok looking forecast for Wednesday.

Oh, and I got all of the AOTY prizes sorted and ready to be sent out!
2021 AOTY 4th Place
2021 ORC Survivor
2021 BCS 9th Place
2020 AOTY 3rd Place
2019 ORC 4th Place.
2017 ORC 8th Place