By 10am we’d landed in a suburb the name of which evades me. We stalked ultra-spooky carp at puddle depths, and for a moment I wished I had a 4-weight in hand.
It hit me on before we embarked to the next venue…Reynolds is driving a yuppie mobile!
I began conjuring as many quasi-insults as I could, the plan being to hold my tongue until the moment was just right.
Then we hit a stinky, murky, carp-infested stillwater if there ever was one.
At which point I came up empty handed. And the driver did not.
MG signing off (thanking my lucky stars I know how to keep my fat trap shut)
The re-engineered (as opposed to “redesigned”) website of The American Fly Fishing Trade Association is now alive and kicking.
Front page images were rescaled so more valuable content was above the fold, and new typography was chosen so consumers whose eyes are otherwise damaged from tying #28 midges could still read the text. Otherwise, the project was ripping the face off the old site, placing it on top of a more efficient and flexible content management system. Plus a few other tricks not generally available.
The switchover took place when I should have instead been casting the same midges across a small creek, so if you find any technology-related bugs and/or feel the need to play armchair quarterback after the fact, be advised the developer is a little testy right now.
MG signing off (to go back to staring at that yet unused two-weight sitting in the corner of the office)
The date is August 25th, 2012 for the 6th Annual South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam. And the slot pickins are already starting to get tight.
We have a dozen confirmed professionals, a list of which will be distributed via CarpSlam.org the moment the remaining three swamp donkey jockeys are in place (although I can disclose now that there are some truly bad agents coming in from afar for this year’s event). As for the amateurs, well we’ve already received enough inquiries that we’ve decided to make a race out of it.
Instead of posting signup on the web, we’re going with mail-in entries – this means less transaction fees, and hence more money for the South Platte River. And, since yours truly is responsible for the website this year, and the same
is a lazy ass… fishes too much to write code…is buried at the moment, this course of action means I can go back to taking afternoon naps in the office we can get people in earlier, thereby allowing competitors more prep time.
The entry fee will be $250 through May 31st – the same as last year. You are in if you are one of the first 15 to fill out this form and send it along with your check payable in the name of Denver Trout Unlimited to:
Denver Trout Unlimited
c/o Todd Fehr
5668 South Geneva Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
As of June 1st, the entry fee will go up to $350, and any entries received after May 31st and/or the slots are filled will be promptly returned to their senders.
Fill out that form! Send in that check! And be a part of
history a damn good tourney for a damn good cause!
MG signing off (to take that nap)
Summed up nicely…
MG signing off (to run out and join Facebook again)
We even got a few emails asking if the April 1st release date made the whole thing a joke. But after
pulling out our remaining hair waiting patiently for a corporate giant to complete its review, Pulp Fly Volume One was released to the Amazon store sometime after noon yesterday.
You can grab it from this link: Pulp Fly Volume One.
We’ve already had a few requests for other versions (i.e. Nook and iTunes/iPad). The B&N version should arrive within the next few weeks (post-sleep catch-up); a native Apple version will come when Apple decides it should come, as in we’re wading through (and waiting on) their publisher application process to do its thing. As our fine lodge-running friend Andrew Bennett noted, however, you can still read Kindle books on your PC or Mac, as well as on your iPad or Android device – not to mention your Kindle. All you need is the Kindle app, which you can grab for iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android, and/or Windows Phone 7 here.
MG signing off (to do some reading)