Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 out...

I've been thinking about this all week.  I've read some great stuff from other bloggers and had some ideas.  But in the end, all I wanted to say was "Thank You."  Thank you to all who have taken a second of their time to read, like, comment and follow my social media sites.  Y'all have made 2015 a great year for me.  I was fortunate in many areas.  But I'm not going to talk about my favorite trip, catch, or experience.  They were all avenues to build friendships and community.  My goal was to reach out and connect with others that share a similar passion for the outdoors.  Here are my favorite posts from other bloggers that I interact with on a regular basis (FB, IG, Blog)...their trip/posts remind me to get outside and experience life.

In no particular order:

Carf Outdoors - Small boats and friends that's why we do it.
http://carfoutdoors.blogspot.com/2015/09/wcf-dpr-floatilla.html

The Trout Zone - 2 week long trip to Yellowstone - This is part 4 but the entire series is a great read.  Man I really wanted to go with you.  http://www.thetroutzone.com/2015/12/back-to-paradise-valley-yellowstone-2015-day-four-Lamar-River.html

Windknots and Tangled Lines - this will make you laugh:
http://cofisher.blogspot.com/2015/01/freds-rod-doesnt-work.html

Mountains to Marsh - This is day 4 but you should start at the beginning.  Another great trip:
http://mountainstomarsh.com/2015/08/15/cutt-slam-trip-day-4/

Yak Fish Arkansas - Good stuff:
http://www.yakfisharkansas.com/2015/12/understanding-pro-in-pro-staff.html

Small Stream Reflections.  Hard, seriously hard to pick just one from all the great post.  But the one I remember most is when SSR and Connecticut Fly Angler, next blog, went fishing together.  That's what it's all about.
http://smallstreamreflections.blogspot.com/2015/07/fishing-for-wild-brook-trout-with-rm.html

Connecticut Fly Angler, many great posts but but not many share my passion for grass carp and blog about it.
http://flyfishingcts.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-craving-for-grass.html

Fishing Through Life - Take a kid fishing, enough said.
http://btrussell-fishingthroughlife.blogspot.com/2015/06/enjoying-grandchildren-this-past-week.html

The Flying Kayak, This is an adventure.  Great stuff but my favorite is:
http://www.theflyingkayak.com/mennonite-jim-and-the-case-of-the-missing-fly-rod/

BrookfieldAngler:  When it all goes wrong.
http://www.brookfieldangler.com/2015/04/great-fishing-terrible-timing.html

The Pond Stalker, if you know Mel you know he's moved many times.  I can't find my favorite post about his fishing hat....but here is his latest blog, lol.
http://grampsfishingjournal.blogspot.com/

Bayou 'Yakin  - really want to do the "Ride the Bull Tournament" but it's always a bad weekend. Looks like a good time....
http://bayouyakin.com/2015/08/20/ride-the-bull-vi-recap/

The Fugly Fly, because we've all been there.
http://thefuglyfly.blogspot.com/2015/11/nymphing-testing-my-resolve.html

FishnDave - another carp guy...
http://fishndave.blogspot.com/2015/09/reservoir-carp.html

High Plains Fly Fisher - an awesome trip...
http://highplainsflyfisher.blogspot.com/2015/11/scratching-one-off-bucket-liststeelhead.html


I can't tell you how grateful and humbled I am for all the support and encouragement I have received on Facebook, IG, and my blog.  I really enjoy sharing my outdoor world.  In 2016, I'll be doing more of the same as part of these great teams.  Happy New Year everyone.





 






13 comments:

  1. Great idea for a post! I am definitely coming back to click through all of those. Especially Joe's and Howard's

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    1. Thanks man, I figured if anyone was here all year...why would I put them back through it again.

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  2. Awesome stuff, Drew! Been a pleasure following your blog. Hopefully one day in the future we'll share some water. I have been working on this exact post hoping to get it out next week. Great idea! Thank you, for the support and share. Looks like I have some reading to do to see what you're favorite posts were from everyone. Luckily it's going to be freezing out this weekend. Haha

    Oh, Mel, and his many blogs :) haha

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    1. Thanks man, Saw that you won another giveaway on IG. From now on I'm tagging you...you're one lucky dude. Really hoping to explore some new water in your neck of the wood...after it thaws out. I'll let diffidently let you know when.

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    2. Most definitely, Drew! I'm thinking the same down South.

      Haha my buddies want to ban me from any more contests. Seriously. I just can't help buy laugh. Now if I could only win the lottery.

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  3. Happy New Year Drew! Great stuff as always!

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    1. Thanks Jeff, happy new year to you also.

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  4. Drew
    I remember reading a lot of those post and all were great pieces of work. Your blog is one of my favorites and I know that 2016 will be a banner for you. Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Thx Bill, I always look forward to reading your newest post. I'm sure 2016 will be filled with some great adventures on and off the water. Can't wait to hear about them!

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  5. Some very nice blogs on that bloglist! I follow quite a few of them. Wishing you a fishy New Year!

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    1. Thank you. Can't wait to follow your adventures in 2016.

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  6. Happy New Year Drew...maybe 2016 is the year we get together and actually fish! I told myself that I'm gonna go South and catch a redfish this year and you seem to be the man to talk to on that front.
    Here's to another great year of fishing.

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    1. Thx Jeff. Maybe this will be the year. Best wishes and many fishes to you in 2016.

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