Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Year in Review- My Favorite Posts

Yes, 2011 is nearly over and it's that time of year when every news outlet is looking back and inundating you with the stories that were the biggest, worst, most shocking or you name it of the year.  Lindsay Lohan is featured in 23% of them.  I promise you that she doesn't appear in any of my posts.  Yet.  I started this blog this year, and it has been a roller coaster ride.  I've posted 146 times, spent a lot of hours typing, editing, fishing, shooting pics, tying flies, editing pics, and brainstorming ideas.  It has been a lot of fun, and a lot of work.  It has been a learning experience.  I was often surprised by what readers responded to.  I'm going to share a list of my favorite posts.  They may not have been your favorite posts, but oh well.

Ice!- Still one of my favorites, as it captures an event and season that even the locals miss out on.  No one read it, maybe it's the title.

The Ravens I Know- I love ravens, and this piece seemed to just flow.  To me, they are an integral part of the outdoor experience.

On Letting Go- my take on catch and release, and intelligent harvest.  This one caused me some trouble.

Floating Away- this article was very popular and got shared on several major websites.  The need for escape and adventure, and the pursuit of steelhead.

Fantasia in Minor Pain- a backcountry hike gone wrong.  Big fish, personal injury, and mountain lions.

Looking back through my posts has been instructive- I posted a lot of filler and crap, when what people respond to is good writing, good photography and good information.  I'll try to improve, focus more on my writing, and make this blog a better place for anglophiles.  Wait, that might be the wrong term.  Still, I'll do my best.


  1. AMAZING journey this has been!! A year + ago I would have no idea who JT or Fontinalis Rising was~ blows my mind the people and places this past year has brought us>> Cheers To Many More~
    Tight Lines,

  2. Koz- I appreciate your continued support. It has been great getting to know so many people in the course of producing this. Thanks.

  3. Full on support for "Fontinalis Rising" great site you've got here Jason! To a Fishy 2012! Keep up the great work!


  4. Jeff- thanks for the support- I enjoy your site as well. Come up in late May and let's go bluegill fishing.

  5. Everyone of them was a great read. Thanks for all of your posts and I look forward to those to come in 2012.

  6. Fun to look back and see where the year has taken us. It has been a lot of fun following along, as your blog continues to inspire me.

    Keep up the great work!

  7. You had a great year Jason, on the blog and on the water both. Oh and thx for the trout country fix, makes me miss the ole stomping grounds. Look forward to more adventures and Happy (New) Angling Year in 2012! mike

  8. Kiwi, Sanders, Royal Wulff- I appreciate all your support this past year, here's to another.