My homie +Ed Schmitt of FSA Custom Rods reached out to me, and asked if I would be interested in decorating some ice jigs he plans on pairing up with some custom ice rods he's building for some Veterans. Without hesitation, I agreed to the job.
About 2 weeks later, my GF was going through our mail, and asked what I ordered from the "Used Anal Bead Emporium. Wait...what did you say?!?! I got something from the WHAT? HAHA!!!! Luckily the contents of the envelope contained zero anal beads - used or new, and only some tungsten ice fishing jigs, stickers, and a note from my buddy Ed. Oh, what a funny guy you are! Haha I got a really good laugh out of that.
Now what the heck to do with these jigs. Very different than what I'm used to, but a hook is a hook, and after much thought, I had an idea.
I painted them all orange. In retrospect, I should have only done half in orange, and the other half in another color or left them the original color, but oh well. I'll just blame it on the beer that I'm pretty sure I was drinking that night.
A little flash, Senyo Fusion dub, and viola, ice jigs completed. Hopefully, these will go great with the ice rods that Ed is building, but more importantly I hope they catch some fish for those Veterans that need some fish action through some hard water.
Ed is a Veteran of the Marine Corps, a very talented rod builder, and obviously a funny guy who is a fan of used anal beads. He's built rods for quite a few of us here in the Chicagoland area. He can do any type of rod; casting, spinning, fly, or ice. Some others that can attest to the quality of his work are Brookfield Angler, and The Impractical Fisherman.
So, if you're in the market for a new rod, shoot Ed an email at - firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to like his Facebook page FSA Custom Rods.