The Unicorn Wrangler laid out a great post today.
As you may be able to tell by my blog content, I don’t have a lot of faith in my own ablities with words so I love it when someone does it for me.
The gist of Lo Fi’s post was that anything we do to get involved and get people interested in our sport is a good thing.
Though I have always had a fondness for stinky hands, I have only recently come to be truly gripped by the love of the fly. One unexpected outcome of that passion is that I have become a real conservationist. I never pictured myself as the political letter writing type but here I am writing to state representatives, govenors, and senators on behalf of fish.
It was the magazines, blogs, videos, message boards and internet searches that helped feed the fire. So that’s part of why I do it. I’m out there on the intwerwebs everyday searching through the junk and blow hards. Since I’m going through it anyway I might as well share the stuff that I find the most interesting and hopefully help to put another guy or gal on the
And the good news is that this stuff really works: Governor Cuomo recently passed a law banning commercial fishing for striped bass in the Hudson. The governor’s press release cites the “vibrant recreational fishery” not to mention; the Hudson is the second largest striper spawning ground. AND ALSO, as one of my other favorite fly fishing blogs, Moldy Chum, points out; “who would want to eat anything out of the Hudson anyway?”
Hats off to the aggregators and the creators.