We are still playing 'catch-up' after the trip to Idaho.
I have email that still isn't answered, a couple new
Sponsors to get up (really neat, just wait until you see
them) and we're both recovering from what I think I will
call old age. Well, not really - but I'm sure I recovered
faster a few years ago.
This week brings the end of the month - another Monthly Drawing,
if you haven't entered this month's Drawing for the Ott-Lite
for your fly tying, get in now. You have pretty good odds,
Ott-Lite is giving away six lights!
There is a surprise for next month - make sure you check it out too.
This week is almost a complete issue for your reading pleasure.
Many thanks for the wonderful stories and articles you are
sending in. Just outstanding, I think many of you will be
very pleasantly surprised at how nice the articles by our
readers - (just like you) came out. One of our readers
asked if I was serious about wanting the articles - he said
he couldn't imagine any fly fishing publication that would
do that. I reminded him we have been doing the Fly of the
Week, AND the Readers Cast for several years - and really,
everyone does enjoy them. So don't be shy, if you have a
story, write it up and send it this way. Just send to
At the Idaho Fish-In we met some new folks, something we really
enjoy, and one of the interesting comments was how nice everyone
seemed to be. By the end of the week they figured out it was
real. For example, Joe Hyde came in a day early and camped next
to DanBob and his dad and Ken. They immediately adopted Joe,
made sure he had the flies he needed and when they fished, Joe
had folks to fish with. I'm so proud of the companionship and
kindness between all of our FAOL folks. It's very easy to see
at a Fish-In, but you can see it on the bulletin board with
folks helping out each other - sometimes it's just information,
sometimes encouragement with a difficult situation, but the
support you only get between people who honestly care about
each other. In today's world, it seems everyone is out for
themselves - the "me" generation.
It isn't the way it is here, and we're very grateful - and yes,
The folks at the Three Rivers Lodge, and Rusty Gates at Gates
Lodge in Michigan both made a point of commenting on what a
neat group the Fish-In folks were - and in fact, both
commenting to us that the FAOL group was the very best
they had EVER had at the lodge. Makes us very proud
to be part of it.
My schedule is very involved right now, I have therapy for
the shoulder three times a week. I don't know why, but that
seems to kill those three days, so I'm still running behind.
If you have a problem - or something you'd like to discuss,
I do check email a couple times a day - and the phone is
with us if we are not in the office. Do not feel it is an
imposition to call us.
For the new folks who have only recently joined the ranks -
spend some time going through the left-hand index. There
is a huge amount of information here - and it is to share...
and all free of course. Your suggestions and ideas are
For me, I'm going to find my nice clean bed and pj's and
crawl off for a few hours. Hugs all.
~ The LadyFisher
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