Wednesday Nibbles - The First One Since February Edition

Hey look what's back...Wednesday Nibbles.  Yeah, the sh*t show that just won't go away is back once again, just like scabies on a hippie.  So what are we...we?...I mean what am I going to talk about today?  Probably nothing worth noting, but I missed writing these things, so here we go anyway...

So what's the deal with Michigan?  Has that damn state become the fly fishing epicenter of the universe or something?  Seems like every blog I read...and probably a few I don't...are all raving about Michigan fly fishing.  Fontinalis Rising, Pile Cast, TFM, Fishingpoet, The Freshwater Fly, just to name a few.  Steelhead, trout, carp, bass.  It's like nuts or something.


In 2013 I think a trip to Michigan in is order, because like Wisconsin, I've got Mitten Envy.  Anybody want to go with?  Buckeyes need not apply.

Speaking of Buckeyes, remember that short bus that took you to school back in the day?  Yeah, I know you do.  Well evidently fire trucks come in the same size.  Hey Small Fly Funk...what is this...a size 26?




For those of you that don't know, friend of this blog Owl Jones (okay, we have a weird bromance...we're like a trailer park version of Tom Chandler and Singlebarbed) has started a popper business called ZazzyPop.  If you're reading this, you probably already know about this venture, but I thought I'd plug (get it...plug?) two things he's got going on.  Why?  I guess because it's good karma and these one of a kind bad boys are handcrafted in the U.S.A.


First off, through the end of this month, which is May...and only a few days away...ZazzyPop is running a "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" deal.  I mean that's a pretty good offer if you ask me.  What's free these days?

Also, a good reason why you should definitely consider taking advantage of the offer is because ZazzyPop is also holding a 2012 "Big Fish" contest where all you have to do is send in a pic of a big fish caught on a ZazzyPop and you can win a free custom fly rod from Misfit Rods as well as a barrel full of ZazzyPops.  What?  Yeah, I'm not lying.  More contest info can be found HERE.  You can't win if you don't play, so get some ZazzyPops and get on the water!

Ummm...do you like to dance?  These folks evidently do...and no, there is no truth to the rumor that this is behind the scenes footage at last year's Tenkara Summit.  Although with enough Sapporo sake bombs, I'm certain Dr. Ishigaki and Daniel-San can make this look tame.




Totally random thought...anyone else excited about the sequel to Anchorman?

Finally, time for some blog love.  Yeah...with a three month Nibbles hiatus I'm horny as a two headed rhinoceros...and need to give out all kind of virtual hugs and kisses and other unwanted advances.

First on the list is Fly Hook Chronicles a blog written by "Fish4Life" but also known as "flyfishing84" on Instagram...or Steven Carr.  It's a blog with a lot of pictures, a lot of fish, and just interesting to look at from time to time.  Check it.

Fly Hook Chronicles Ink

The second bit of blog love is actually just re-establishing the locale of a blog that's been highlighted in this space before.  What was once "Average Outdoors" is now post identity crisis and is now going by "The Eastern Fly."  This blog is currently in it's tenkara phase, which I can appreciate, but if that's not your thing, don't get lost in that.  There's a lot of other content on here that's worth checking out too.



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    1. We are the extended pinky finger of the internets

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  2. What else would people in Michigan do? I'm just glad they found a way to deal with their depression over being that close to Canada.

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    1. Ha! Yeah, drinking is probably the only other option, right? Who am I kidding, they probably do that too...

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  3. Noice! Good to see the Nibbles again. You know who to call if you need help with that MI itinerary, and in case you're bringing the family along I can distract.. I mean set them up with things to do too.

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    1. Yes, yes, yes...our Facebook chat the other night was actually the inspiration for that little blurb. Thanks for that.

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  4. you had me at buckeye jokes. FYI northern MI is simply stunning, you'll love it up there. mike

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    1. Ahh...the Buckeyes...make me smile too...

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  5. Hey thanks for the blog love for ZP. Yeah, "ZP." That's what all the cool kids are calling it now.
    Speaking of SingleGround, did they ever get back to you about that double date I was wanting to do. You know, the four of us sipping malt liquor in a van down by the river? If they won't do it for $20, how about a slightly used Eagle Claw fiberglass (Cameron close your ears) rod and a pack of Juicy Fruit? No, the Juicy Fruit would be new. Set it up. I hear the carp are in the river at night and I need something really stellar to give Yukon some competition - and let's face it, what could be better than 3 epic anglers and one hyper-manic fat guy in a van down by the river? Right. Nuthin'.

    PS - Do you think that Littlest Fire Twuck has a teeny-tiny dog in the back? Just wondering...

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    1. OMGOMGOMG...that's basically how I read your post above. Let's mount that GoPro to your noggin, grab some ZPs, abduct Subterranean Trout & Unibarb and go catch us some golden bones!

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  6. Michigan is an awesome place. A month from today I'll be on Beaver Island for more of those big Lake Michigan carp. You really need to make it there sometime. Just leave the tenkara rod at home :)

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    1. I'm rubbin. Scratch that. That just sounds wrong.

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  7. You had me at Sapporo bombs...the rest was just gravy.

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    1. I hope tomato gravy...like us Italians call it...not that crappy brown gravy.

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  8. Michigan is an awesome place except in the winter. My wife, the buckeye said to say hello. Of course she was waving with her business finger. Have you been gone??

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    1. Howard- I caught steelhead all winter long, don't knock it, and I live in the worst part of it.

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  9. If that "dancing" is going on at the Tenkara Summit...I might have to reconsider going to the event. Just sayin'!

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