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.
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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.