Photos: Fishing rod master Mel Dickie

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1 Mel Dickie works at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester. Dickie, 92, keeps himself busy by working at the sports outfitting store as a custom fishing rod maker. He also substitute teaches when he's needed and enjoys working with kids because of their outlook on life. 
2 Mel Dickie works at his desk at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester. 
3 Custom fishing rods created by Mel Dickie wait to be claimed by their owners at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester. 
4 Spools of thread sit on Mel Dickie's workbench at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester. 
5 Mel Dickie, right, helps long-time customer Thongmanivong Bounliene at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester. 
6 Mel Dickie smiles while enjoying a cup of coffee at Wild Goose Sports in Rochester.