Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some April Vokey Loveliness

The FlyGal blog is listed way down at the end of my Favorite Blogs list in the right margin. Because of some incompatibility between my blog and FlyGal, their listing isn't updated regularly as other blogs are. But I urge you to check it out on a regular basis.

I did today and found a lovely article by April, a reprint of a column that first appeared in Fly Fusion magazine. It seems she's the steelhead columnist for them now. In the article she explains her reasons for accepting the position, and states what she hopes the column will be--and what it will not be:

I realized that what this fellow “treasure hunter” needed was not a trillion tales of hooked fish, or irrelevant biologist jargon. He didn’t need a chest-thumping biography full of first-place finishes in casting competitions or certifications… what this angler needed was for someone to help him through his journey, remind him why he chose this path during those bone chilling days when the fish don’t bite, and share with him the knowledge that so many of us seem to take for granted… but most importantly he needed someone he could turn to when he had a question that he had always been too unsure to ask.

Good stuff. And you may even learn something you didn't know about steelhead. Makes me want to check out Fly Fusion magazine--as I'm sure they knew it would.

To see the article, dated July 9, click here.

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