Those Teva hikers I picked up in the Cabela's Bargain Cave last weekend showed up at my doorstep yesterday. Very comfy, but the Vibram rubber bottoms are a little squeaky on my hardwood floors. Think that will probably wear off once I tread through mud (or dog poo - nobody in my neighborhood picks up after their dogs) for the first time. BTW - they are still available. Definitely the best pair of $29.99 shoes that I've ever bought. The best pair of shoes I ever bought were my Walter Payton edition KangaROOS back in the mid-80s, but I digress...
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Rod Quest - Winter 2010 edition. I've been on a hardcore tenkara kick for the last year or so. It's almost completely replaced my 3-weight on smaller creeks and streams. Well, no more. I need some more diversity. Not only do I vow to fish with a reel a little bit more this winter, but I'm probably in the market for a new 3-weight as well. My L.L. Bean Quest II was a dandy starter model, but the gear monster in me is growling and wants an upgrade. Open to any & all suggestions.
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Lilly graduated from "Pike B" swimming classes at the Y this week and next session will be taking "Eel" classes. That basically means she can swim all by herself now without the use of any floatation device. Daddy loves you Lil.
Orvis redesigned their Safe Passage Sling Pack for 2011. Click here to check it out (make sure to view the video). Very interesting features, though I'm not digging the colors. Something about them kinda whispers saltwater to me. I'm probably just preconditioned to olive green & shades of tan. I've already got my man purse fishing bag + an undying affection for Willy Joe packs, but it may be worth pulling the zippers on this bad boy the next time I'm in the land of dog beds & tweed.
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Finally, I noticed Troutrageous! recently went over 100 Google followers. The fact that I've conned over 100 people into believing I'm a semi-competent angler worth their precious time to follow is amazing to me. Then again 24 million people evidently participate in the stupidest thing ever created - Farmville on Facebook - so this blog still has a lot of room to grow. Anyway, "thanks" are probably in order to all of you that follow this blog, but honestly, seeking mental help might be more appropriate.