First off...was greeted at the mailbox this afternoon by the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Master Fishing Catalog. For the uninitiated, it's 700+ pages of goodness that will make the magazine rack next to the porcelain throne very happy.
|Page 148 Fenwick EliteTECH River Runner|
Haven't had a chance to look at it too deeply yet, but two new "trout-specific" rods jump out for us that enjoy spinning tackle. On page 138, the G. Loomis Trout & Panfish GLX Microline rods look sweet. They actually should do more than look sweet, they better drip sugar for $370. Second, I think I'm in love with the Fenwick EliteTECH River Runner trout rod on page 148. Cosmetically it's gorgeous, and at $130 is at least a little more palatable than the Loomis.
OK, I found this video on YouTube. It's not really all that funny, like say ducklings getting blown around in the wind, but I'd like to know the thought process involved here. Hmmmmm, I'm missing a wheel for my trailer...let's try a tree instead. But not as a wheel, but some sort of ski contraption. Sure that'll work...and....uh, know what....it actually seems to.
You guys get any good fishing stuff for Christmas? I did. Yeah, the wife must have sold a bunch of diaper bags and aprons to pay for all this stuff. Among the highlights - Redington Classic Trout 3-Weight, a Danvise, some clothes from Greenfish, a Recycled Waders wallet (for money, not flies), Sharktooth tippet cutters, and a ton of pink & purple feathers, thread, beads, and fur (something tells me Lilly had something to do with that one). But no bounce house in the kitchen. Damn.
|Image Courtesy: Dub The Thorax|
Now for the changes in bloggerdom as mentioned in the title of the post; there's quite a few....
For those of you not in the know, Owl is back online with this Fly Fishing the Southern Blue Ridge blog, now on Wordpress. There was a whole Blogger domain fiasco...there may or may not have been a rogue tenkara rod involved...I'm not even sure at this point, just be sure to re-direct your blogrolls, RSS readers, etc... to his new spot, http://southernblueridge.wordpress.com/
Ben G., of Ben G Outdoors fame has launched a new blog too. It's called Abnormal Outdoors, and is about all the weird stuff that goes on in Mother Nature. As I'm writing this, there's only one post, but I have a feeling if it goes where I hope it does (something like Awkward Family Photos or People of Walmart), I'm fairly sure I'm gonna like this one.
|Click on the link above for more on this awkward "grip n' grin"|
Dennis, who you may know from the Fishing with Dad blog has not only renamed his blog to Adventures with Dad, but also decided to toss it up on Facebook. The name was changed to more properly represent his blog...which if I was to do here...well, I won't go there.
Also continuing the Facebook theme, Mel from Blog Cabin Angler went the Facebook route recently as well. The "Social Network" will never be the same.
Finally, this blog now has a spin-off. Kind of anyway. I threw up (and it does resemble vomit) a blog called Basstastic! on Monday night as a way to to tinker around with some things without messing with the absolute perfection that going on here. Its first job was to play guinea pig for the domain change on this blog. See, no troutrageous.blogspot.com anymore. (Don't worry, the old one still redirects, no need to change your links and stuff).
So Basstastic! isn't what I'd call a "real" blog...it's more like a crash test dummy with its own URL. It's crap, but figured I'd at least acknowledge its existence.
|You'll find the "other" KVD on Basstastic|