Tuesday, February 21, 2017

removing a thorn in my side

Something has been bothering me about blogger. I can't post from my phone. I used to easily be able to use the app on my phone to post pictures etc, but it hasn't been supported by iOS for some time. As such, I'm planning on jumping ship.

I've been using wordpress for a blog for my music and this has been very user friendly. Instagram is already vying for my attention and competing and with the blog so I'd like to remove any hurdles keeping me from the blog which has been running since 2008, I believe.

So, I'm currently in the process of transferring my posts to a wordpress site ..... MyLeakyWaders.wordpress.com

It will take some time to make it look like home. I really is like moving. You'll see boxes needing to be unpacked for some time and some things may not work for a while. I'm still inviting you over for pizza if you can ignore the mess. It is hard to leave blogger, but it is time. It's no longer doing it for me.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New water, new friends, new camera

With a sudden opening in my schedule, my habit of storing my fishing gear in the car paid off. Instaagram again gets a nod for connecting fly fishers. I connected with @hotdishflyfish recently and shot him a message. His work schedule usually results in free days/mornings, so we met for a couple hours on his local stream.

The water was new to me. It had plenty approachable holes and runs, but the clarity was a little too clear. Even with the overcast skies, the fish were jumpy. I managed a few flashes and finally landed a standard driftless brown.

Hot Dish spend the morning casting his Blue Halo with a nymphing rig. He had a few takes that were not sticks but nothing to hand. That was fine by him. Dry hands are warms hands in the winter.

We have a warm spell coming through. That should bring the trout out to feed especially as the snow melt leads to turbid waters.

On another note, I finally gave in and bought a camera other than my phone. We will see how it goes. I've always enjoyed taking pictures, so I think the Sony a6000 will do well for me. If not, you may see it re-listed on ebay :)