I was given a Soviet fishing pole!

The guys around the Tiny Russian Village, got together and fixed up and Old Soviet Fishing Pole. The pole belonged to Nikolai when he was a little kid running around the village. The valley is full of tiny lakes and of course the Para River. This was his pole when he went fishing, if he was not climbing the bell tower or chasing girls around the village…

It was broken and had been tossed in the rafters of the old village home of his and his families. He found it and Voloda, Nikolai, Boris and Malika all worked on it as a community project and fixed it. It works perfect and I will be going fishing after Svetochka leaves this weekend on Sunday…

It is a treasure for me! I will use it and catch many perch from the river. This is good eating and I can even use it during the winter. For many times the walk bridge, has areas that are thin enough in ice to easily crack through. At least I can use it, until it washes away in the early spring thaw…

It is just the way the guys have thanked me for helping whenever I am able around the Tiny Russian Village. I believe in a good neighbor policy and that means; help when it is needed and do not wait to be asked. You see an issue, fix it or help fix it. I walk the village all winter and during that time, I will fix windows and such, all the time…

bobberI guess that is what makes this fishing pole so special. When you do things from your heart, the payback is ten fold and this Soviet Fishing Pole is a high ranking special item for me! I never saw this coming and they really stunned me with this gift. Several of the guys are leaving this weekend, if they get rides out of the Tiny Russian Village and thus they were running around sneakily and trying to keep me from seeing what they were doing. Not hard, for I mind my own business 90% of the time…

They put new fishing line, a home made bobber and a brand new hook on it for me. I have the recipe for that bait that they use and of course worms are really my favorite. 😉

The bobber is made from Styrofoam and ear cleaners and glued together, then covered with glue. I understand that Malika made, painted and used his famous glue and special design of a bobber, just for this project. It is beautiful and the rod is the most wonderful fishing rod I have owned. I have owned a bunch in my time, but nothing matches an original village, home fixed and home grown Soviet Fishing Rod and or at least in this stage of my life…

Gone Fishing!

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Just some images for you to look at!

Have a nice day!

WtR

About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон