Wednesday, November 23, 2011


--Bushwacking in the Parker River Reservation--
When I started this blog, it was driven by a new found passion for fly fishing. There was no agenda then, and still now, other than to find a creative outlet to share and express my experiences with the sport.

Over time, I've discovered many others in this community (just look at the list of  "Stuff Followed" on the right) who also share the passion and love to write about their experiences as well.

I'm not as active as many in the fly fishing blogosphere and certainly cannot keep up with all the great content they publish, but still feel connected to a new community I was unaware of less than a year ago.

I've also found a fishing obsessed group on twitter that gets together every Tuesday at 7 PM MT (9 PM ET) under the hashtag of #Fishchat. #Fishchat is spirited group of dedicated anglers who post lots of great fish porn and offers sage advice.  I connected with @AncientAngler during a #Fishchat and learned he lived in my neck of the woods.

Charley (aka @AncientAngler) and I found a time to meet and fish together on a local trout stream just north of Boston last weekend. Neither of us had fished this area, but we were both up for an adventure on new water. Charley captured the adventure nicely on his blog titled Ancient Angler, so I won't repeat it here, but he is the first internet fishing friend that I've had the opportunity to fish with.

While we both agree this trip to the Parker was not an ideal fishing outing, we are glad to have met and are looking forward to future adventures together.

On this Thanksgiving Eve, I'm thankful for my family, our good health and new found fishing friends like Charley.

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.