Friday, December 30, 2011

Windknots 2011 and thoughts for 2012


Well, 2011 is almost over. It's been a heck of a year hasn't it? A few ups and a few downs but I'm not complaining.  There definitely wasn't enough fishing time, but what I had was good because I was with my #1 fishing partner and several great friends. (Thanks Tim, Mark and Justin) David I missed our annual trips to the Arkansas.                                                                          We had the Rocky Mountain Frenzy here and I missed it! The good part? I got to meet some of the finest folks you'd ever want to meet when I got out of the hospital; Emily Blankenship (River Damsel), Erin Block (Mysteries Internal), Kyle Perkins (Compleat Thought) and of course Jay Zimmerman (The Colorado Fly Fishing Report) and Crazy Larry Snyder (Flyfishingcrazy.com). Because of last winter's snows, we had a long extended runoff which made early to mid season fishing a tad difficult but it did eventually get pretty good...or so I heard. I'm not complaining because I still live in a beautiful state and you all know I lie about not caring if I catch fish with good scenery to look at.

I'm certainly looking forward to a better 2012. The Fly Fishing Show will be here in a little over a week to help me make it through another Winter. There is a good chance we will have another Rocky Mt. Frenzy this year. I've decided that I will focus a little more on getting out to fish and a little less on hospital visits. Mark and I have talked about trying some new locations with new attitude this year as well. With a little luck, Pam and I will get up to Idaho to fish with our friend Scott and hopefully Mel as well.

I've put together a little movie about a the few highlights of my year and I would like to thank all the readers of Windknots & Tangled Lines for following along and your funny, thoughtful comments. To you, I wish a healthy and prosperous 2012.



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