That said, it's 11:30 PM on Saturday night and I just closed the book on work stuff for the night. Wanted to stretch my legs and write some fishing related randomness.
First off, I got a little care package in the mail this week. Actually, not so much a care package, but the result of a fly swap held over at the Tenkara-Fisher forum. I have to say, all of the ties are awesome (Karel over at Tenkara On The Fly is planning on "blogging" the swap, so I won't steal his thunder), but one struck me as very interesting and unusual. There was a fly tied on a barbless hook with a wavy point like the one pictured below.
|Waves in hooks as good as in potato chips - beats me?|
The squiggle serves as kind of a barb without actually having one. Being a relative noob to fly-tying, I've never used a hook like this...has anyone else? I might pick some up and give them a try.
In other news, I spent much of today cruising blogs in my blogroll, leaving lots of comments in my wake. While I appreciate on some level virtually all of what everyone writes, I think the recent posts over at Eat More Brook Trout were really outstanding. Check them out if you have a spare minute or two.
While I still might not be writing much myself this week, my friend "Spurky" (offered to and) has already sent over some more guest post material, so keep an eye out for that in upcoming days. It's a mere copy and paste away. I think he's gonna get his own "label".
|"Spurky" is a real person, not one of my multiple personalities.|
Finally, I also noticed that since I went on my break from writing overall site traffic is way down (expected), but I've also added 4 Google Followers (unexpected) in the process. Interesting contradiction, but appreciated nonetheless. Welcome aboard all.