That stands for, 'Best Dam Fly Fishing Site Period.' Oh how
I wish it were true. We do try pretty hard to make it that
way but I am afraid at least I fall very short of the goal.
Probably time for me to set aside some of my foolishness
and be a little serious for a change.
The set of letters above came in from a reader on June, 20th,
2003. It was part of a nice email we got where he explained
that he had stumbled (so much for our advertising methods)
about four months previous and ended up deleting about
twenty-five others from his bookmarks and spending all of his
time on FAOL.
Okay. Very nice to receive things like that. I will say,
actually that we do get a lot of email and some of them are
really great to receive. Makes doing this thing worthwhile
I guess. What was unusual about the one above though was
his. The member resent it to us along with another; four
No, I did not have a copy of his earlier email. He enclosed
it with his latest one. How very nice to do. My wife handles
all of the email, running about a thousand a day that actually
make it in here. And she answers every one that requires one.
Certainly not a thousand, but quite a few.
I do not get the main box of mail, only the ones that are
requesting membership on the BB etc. Those only run a couple
hundred a day. No, not all of them are real. My point is that
is time for me to sincerely thank all of you who come to the
site just to read things and 'lurk' as you call it. Your numbers
count though and we both are grateful for your involvement. So
are our sponsors. They like to know you have at least been here
and read some of the other pages. And you have done it very well.
It was many years ago when we boldly and proudly stated we
were the fastest growing fly fishing website. No longer of
course. Our size makes the percentage continue to diminish
each year. We do keep growing though. With the addition of
new pages each week (usually!) And new members signing up
every day we continue to be the choice of quite a few.
We still have a few new things in the works but all of them
take time and effort and usually at least a few bucks. But
they are in the works and if you can, stick with us and help
make it fun for everyone. Oh, and keep those email coming;
please. ~ James Castwell