Thanks very much for the well-wishes, appreciate it very much.
Bulldog: One of the last things Jeff said to me before we left for Bozeman was that he thought there was a market for the Line Winder.
HellMT: We're in Valley Grove...You're welcome to come over, but for now, everything is in my garage
In addition to producing the agate guides, our initial vision is to reintroduce three Struble seats to market. We have an example of nearly every seat Struble manufactured (and, holy cow, there were a lot of them), so we have a job cutting down to three. We're thinking of an all-around (5-7 wt) threaded seat, a small trout (1-4 wt) seat and an all-metal seat. We're not machinists, we just love the Struble products and legacy so we're in the process of talking to shops to get an idea of cost.
However we go forward, we will stick with these objectives:
1) It will be American made.
2) It will be of the same quality expected from Struble
3) It will be as affordable as possible.
I still haven't sifted through all the inventory, but we're about ready to list some things for sale until we get the website up and running. We'll be listing cork grips, winding checks, wood inserts that fit both LC1 and Bellinger 640N hardware, and a limited number (meaning less than 50) of complete D2s seats. All these items are genuine Struble; except for the grips everything was turned and machined by Struble Manufacturing in Portland.
If you have any questions or need any of the above, DM me. They'll be listed for sale soon at substantially reduced prices.
Thanks again, guys...This site has been a consistently encouraging forum.