Not much to report on the fishing front except that NH has "Free Fishing Day" on June 2nd. I will be going to the White Mountains with my sons to fish some of the most beautiful streams that NH has to offer.
As I was reading Northern California Trout, Windknots & Tangled Lines and Small Stream Reflections last night, it occurred to me that while all three are different in some ways they all have one thing in common: they allow me to travel to places I may never visit. I realize that this is not an original observation but it struck me nonetheless. In addition, each of the men that write these blogs have shared their knowledge unselfishly and at least have helped me become a better fly-fisherman.
There are others who I read and marvel at their writing (Internal Mysteries anyone?) and still some others who I peak at and usually find a nugget of information that I find a spot for in my "back pocket".
If you read closely, then you may pick up on some of the subtle humor and personality that the person is conveying and others the subtlety is absent (you know who you are).
I also stop and wonder who are the people from all across the world who stop by, maybe read a post or two and perhaps return sometime later. Did they stumble on the site? Did they translate the blog and did it make sense to them? Were they able to learn something from the people who have passed on knowledge to me?
Then I tell myself I am thinking to much and remember the line in Stripes that Sgt. Hulka says: Lighten up Francis. I then turn on the television and watch Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory or one of the local professional sport teams and immerse myself in banality until the next wave of these questions comes crashing over me.
Lastly I enjoy the camaraderie of people who I have never met save two yet in this brave new digital world have shared thoughts, ideas, sarcastic remarks and sometimes gratitude for the places we live and the people we know and love.
So what about you?