While on the laptop I caught up on some blogroll blog reading, did a little bit of Christmas e-window shopping, and also spent a some time on Facebook. I'm not really a power user of Facebook, but 3 things popped up in my Facebook news feed that I thought were pretty interesting.
First off, everyone's changing their Facebook profile pictures to cartoon characters this weekend. I guess the rationale is that this is supposed to bring awareness to child abuse?
Many friends have commented that they are not sure how 1+1=2 in this scenario, but I don't care, like a lemming I followed and changed my personal profile picture to a cartoon image of Hulk Hogan, from "Hulk Hogan's Rock n' Wrestling." But only because I couldn't find a good picture of a cartoon Captain Lou Albano.
I also happened to notice in my Facebook news stream that Fountainhead has released their Caddis series of tenkara fly rods. I've been waiting to get my hands on one of these for a while, for a few reasons. The first, it's a fiberglass composite, which is supposed to provide a slower action and deeper bend. If true, that should be pretty nice. Second, it's only $45. That's right, $45.
If you've been thinking about trying tenkara but have been scared off by the $140 price tag on the rods, this should give anyone an affordable entry point...that is assuming it doesn't shatter into a thousand pieces upon the first hookset. In any event, I fired up the PayPal and ordered one up. Very interested to see how it compares to my Tenkara USA Iwana. Post to come upon receipt.
Last, but not least in this Facebook filled post, I thought it was kinda neat that Orvis actually read (and pimped) my Saturday morning post about the new Android version of their fly fishing app for smartphones on their Facebook page. Especially since that clearly isn't a Helios & Battenkill outfit pictured in this blog's header.
As an offshoot, I've noticed in my site analytics that some folks are actually clicking on that link and have come over from Facebook to check out the post. If it's your first time here at Troutrageous!, welcome. I hope you like what you read and come back often. In other words, don't be a stranger. Lilly says I'm not allowed to talk to strangers.