Phhhhnnnuuuuggghh....what happened? Yawn, stretch, scratch, repeat..... where did this David Ruimveld mouse pad with a brook trout on it come from? Ohhhhh....it's coming back...the drive, this big place full of people talking about fishing, Henry's wild tales, something about the worlds most expensive dubbing at Saks in Somerset, and Irish jigs at Conor O'neills. I need some coffee, and so do you. Have a sip. Did I mention how good this french press stuff is? I'll give you a minute. Good?
Whewwww!!!, what a wild weekend at the 2011 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo. Who knew that the fly fishing community were such hard partiers? Kidding- I had a long list of friends to visit and get caught up with, and I didn't hardly get to see them all- next time. I have a lot of exciting news, products and people to share with you, which I will dribble out over the next few weeks so as not to do one of my characteristic loooonngg posts.
I've decided that Monday Morning Coffee is a weekly feature, as it got such a positive response last week, and it allows me to address various odds n ends. Such as...
Will the real fly give-away contest winner please step forward: That's right, Shane, commenter #11, who won the egg fly give-away still hasn't contacted me, and I'm unable to contact him through his comment profile. I've already sent his flies to The River Damsel (I know how to get in good with the ladies), but I'll tie more if he gets in touch with me. It's email@example.com.
Fly tyers- I'm still running a contest to give away a granite pedestal base from The Granite Fly, so don't miss your chance to enter. Story and details are in the Outdoor Profile post.
I'm very pleased with the modest success of this blog- thank you all by the way, for tuning in. I'm starting to get a little cocky though, and now I have demands.
I want two widgets to add to my blog, and I need your help finding them. The first is a jealousy counter- that's right, something that only I can click that will tally the number of times I've gone fishing this year, so that all you city-bound office types can seethe with jealous rage as you watch that number tick upwards on a daily basis while you wait for your one week off, IF your spouse doesn't "accidentally" remove your rod and waders from the car as you're leaving. There'll be free FR stickers in it for the person who hooks me up. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lastly, I'm looking for a patron- that's right, someone who will pay all my bills and thus allow me to do nothing but write and