Have a Bulletin Board: Duh, we've had one for
almost 10 years and recently installed a new one.
Upgraded search function: We have two
Search features. One for just the Bulletin Board, and
one which will search FAOL for you. If you type in more
than one word you can request the search match both. It
is a good as it gets.
Stillwater techniques: What's not to like about
the 100 articles on fishing lakes and stillwaters we already
have? Did you miss it? Try:
This section includes articles from many of the very best!
Rod Building: Now I'm beating my head against the
wall. We have a complete How To Build Your Own Graphite
Rod with step by step photographic instructions. And
How to Repair a Rod, Dr. Bill Hanneman's Common Sense
System, comments on Spey Rod Building, Tips, and a
Suppliers List. How could anyone who was really looking
miss it? I don't have a clue.
How about a saltwater section? I know we have to
improve the way folks find things on FAOL, and we are
working on that. But if you click on the word FEATURES
on our left-hand menu, you will discover all sorts of
information. Including a saltwater section. The first
few articles have the equipment you need and flies too.
Further down are actual fishing articles from a variety
of saltwater places. If you are new to saltwater fishing,
this is the place to start.
More Dave Micus: As his regular readers know,
Dave's articles have primarily been about saltwater
fishing on the northeast coast. That is about to change.
Dave has gone through a divorce, change of job, and
relocation to Montana. Wow! I remember the things
which are supposed to be the most stressful on ones
life, and I think the only one missing from that list
is the loss of a parent. Dave says he is doing just
great, and he will send some articles soon. We're
really looking forward to them.
A Fly of the Week: The person suggesting that
one obviously hasn't been reading FAOL, and probably
is one of the folks who book marked the Bulletin Board
and never sees what is on our front/main page. We have
a Fly of the Week, and an Old Fly, and sometimes great
Canadian flies as well. Opps.
Bamboo section: See above, and click on the word
FEATURES on our left-hand menu.
Fishing Reports: There is a section on the Bulletin
Board where folks can post a fishing report. It is not as
'used' as we would like to see, and we encourage you - and
your favorite fly shop to post your conditions there. It
is there, we just have to get folks to use it. But then,
I suppose some don't want anyone else to know how good
their fishing is. Sorry about that.
More International: This is a tough one. We do have
articles from our readers on Canada, Africa, Thailand,
Singapore, Belize, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, New Zealand,
Tasmania, Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, UK,
Scotland, Italy, Western Russia, India, Mexico, Costa
Rica, Honduras, Panama, Brazil, Chile, and Guyana.
However, we have readers in 127 countries. It would
be wonderful to have articles from every country. If
you are a fly-fisher outside the United States we would
love to hear from you. How about it?
Ipod and Video: Both of these are in process.
Ipod actually is pretty easy, and we hope to have that
up within a few months. The video requires a new camera
for FAOL, and JC is researching that one. We may have
the requested casting videos sooner than later. Most
folks will be able to view them, the problem will be
for those with slow dial-up connections. And maybe
if we have something folks really want to see, it will
be a good reason to upgrade your connection.