Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and are beginning to develop fishing plans for 2018. I’ve been tying flies the last week as I begin refilling fly boxes. Mostly Beetle Bailey flies for a customer who plans to use them in Patagonia.
But we had a new fly fisher stop by the house yesterday and I gave her a few flies. While looking through my “provider boxes”, I noted there were a lot of empty spots. Those flies were either sent to customers, used in club raffles, or used by dancingtrout and me this last year.
But those empty bins…kinda sad looking.
I’ve expressed how good Beetle Bailey has been for us and I decided a few weeks ago to begin tying these to create a little inventory. I know I will be getting orders for these flies in a few months. Continue reading
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As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to express my gratitude to all my RiverKeeper Flies subscribers and readers who have found me one way or another. 2017 has been another good year.
I picked one of my subscribers at random today and they will receive a dozen of my favorite RiverKeeper Flies. It’s my way of saying “thanks” for continuing to read my posts and use my website for their fly fishing and fly tying reference guide. The lucky winner is listed at the bottom of today’s post.
To celebrate all of my great memories of 2017, I’ll begin with a few statistics about RiverKeeper Flies (as of 12/25/17):
- Page views – 98,883
- Number of sessions – 48,410
Since I started RiverKeeper Flies in March 2014, I’ve added lots of fly patterns and pictures to go along with all the posts. Here are the latest numbers:
- Number of fly patterns – 187
- Number of pictures – over 1,600
I continue to receive recognition for my RiverKeeper Flies website and I appreciate all your positive comments. I am pleased so many fly fishers deem it reliable and informative.
Here are a few other highlights I wanted to share.
I received the 2017 Stan Walters Memorial Fly Tyer of Year award in March. I am very proud of this honor.
And a few of my favorite pics from 2017 as I went back through this year’s posts. Continue reading
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