Ok, 99.5% of my blog posts are written with an attempt to share some information, knowledge, fun, or, just plain goodness with all my blogging friends (AKA: BlogBuddies). My hope is that someone will read them and benefit from whatever tidbit they want to take with them. The post becomes a part of my written memory bank for me to reflect back on. In that sense, the blog is self serving for me. However, this particular post is 100% self serving as a reminder too me before I go fishing again.
With that out of the way, I would like to share with my readers that more than any other year, this year seems like Winter and adverse weather has had a real grip on my fellow Bloggers around the country. Everyone appears to be chomping at the bit to get some warm weather and break out the casting arm and have some fun. There are some that have toughed it out and had a good time with some fun catching. Like, Bill over at Fishing Through Life. Great Dry Fly fishing already! Or, Kevin at The Feather Chucker. He is on ready, set, go with some new Bombers for Bass! Then there is Alan at Small Stream Reflections. He has been getting out in the winter weather more than us and is a great read. Here he shares some Jack Gartside fly patterns that are Pond Stalker Approved.
I just could not finish this post without directing you over to a great post I read yesterday from Quill over at Fish In The Barrel Pond. Oh, boy can I relate to this post! No, I have not forgotten Mike's last post over at Mike's Gone Fishin. Read it for yourself. Which half of the bottle do you prefer?