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Feb

I Think We Have a Pulse!


I know… I know.  Much to the dismay of many, I am still alive and kicking.  The last 12 months of life is a sad state of affairs from a fly fishing perspective.  I suppose this is what happens when two little people pop into the world, you buy a 100 year old house in need of major renovations, and start a basically new job all at the same time.

OK… I am done making crappy ass excuses for being a very bad blogger.  Wait, sorry, one more lame excuse… COULD THIS WINTER SUCK ANY WORSE?  It probably couldn’t  but a cool thing happened on the way to Excuseville.   This past weekend I showed my sad face at the Penn’s Wood West Trout Unlimited Cabin Fever Expo in Cranberry, PA.  Did I see any new gear that I didn’t know about?  Nope….  Did I find any super duper deals that I couldn’t pass up?  Nope…..  So what did you see Mr. Brownliner?

I thought you’d never ask.  I saw a few thousand folks just like me that have been dying to get out on the water and it totally ignited a spark.  I saw some friends like Dale, Rob, Jim, Jeff etc… who I haven’t talked with in a while.  I saw my good buddies from International Angler (my local shop).  But the cherry on my hot fudge sundae was having a super cool talk with the infamous Tom Rosenbauer from Orvis.

Despite attending quite a few industry events we had never met.  I travel for a living and Tom has made many a boring drive pretty darn interesting for this cowboy so getting a chance to talk for a few was pretty cool.  Speaking of Cabin Fever and making it through a long winter, if you are not listening to Tom’s podcast you are missing out.  Not only is he talking about some pretty timely stuff but he has a catalog of podcasts from days gone by that are always fun to listen to.  You can check him out at http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=4047.  And don’t be shy about calling or emailing him with questions because he answers many of them in great detail.

The other thing I am totally pumped about is coming around very very soon is the F3T!  Yep, the Fly Fishing Film Tour.  More fish porn than you can handle in one evening.  I am looking forward to seeing many familiar faces coming up in March so don’t miss it!

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As soon as I can get out to my garage, CW and I will be starting to re-glass the yet to be named micro-skiff so if any of you have any irreverent snarky name ideas for a carp chasing micro, let me know.  I promise not to be absent for so long next time!

Tight Lines and Loose Pants,

MBL

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