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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

09/09/09 Steelheading In Ohio

I wanted to post regarding a recent blog I read. I saw this and found it to be great reading. I also want my readers to know about another great web site for quality info. http://flyandfloatfishing.com/joomla/ I have attached the blog info.

The crisp evenings have gotten a lot of steelhead fisherman excited lately. With the early reports coming in that a few chrome have been seen on the east side, it has got me excited as well. There is nothing I enjoy more than the tug of a steelhead early in the morning. For all those that are new to all of this steelhead talk, I urge you to browse the web for all the content that has been made available by many avid anglers in the steelhead alley. You will find a lot of different perspectives, and a wealth of knowledge from each an every Steelhead Alley website that you seek out.

Whether it is a website that allows forum access to chat it up with other anglers, or websites that are tailored more towards promoting a guide service, I am sure that you will find a lot of information. And if you don’t know something, feel free to ask. There is never a stupid question, and there are many around that would be more than happy to help you along your journey and passion of steelhead fishing here in the Steelhead Alley area. Never forget that everyone has to start somewhere, and we all had to start at the beginning.

Most of you know I am sure, but for those of you that don’t, the Fly and Float Fishing website was faced with a fork in the road this spring. The founder of the website decided to pursue his passion of photography, and looked to pass the reigns of the website to another avid angler. The website has been totally transferred over to the new ownership. Fear not our fellow Fly and Float Fishing members and guests, as FNF is in good hands and the website will continue to grow and provide the most up to date reports, videos, podcasts, and articles that we can provide.

I look forward to working with, and meeting all the old faces as well as getting to know the new faces both at Fly and Float, as well as all of the other industry leaders from gear representatives, to guide service providers, to authors, and everyone in between.

Some may know me, others may have heard of me, and even more have never heard my name. But rest assured, that the Fly and Float Fishing Website will continue to prosper. I have 15 years in the Software Development / System Analyst / Quality Assurance field. I played a big part in the conversion of the old FNF website, and I worked behind the scenes with other members of the website to bring the new face lift to fruition. Previous to Fly and Float Fishing, I had the opportunity to work with Ford in putting together their online car purchase website.

I will run this site out of passion, and not for profit. I enjoy bringing everyone the best information that I can, so that it will help you in your steelhead fishing endeavors.

I will pay for the website upkeep completely out of my own pocket 100%. You won’t see the Fly and Float Fishing staff hitting up the regional gear reps for freebies all the time like other sites. You won’t see us being so self centered that we think we have to proclaim to the world that we are the best bloggers, best website, etc… This is for the readers of our website to judge.

You won’t see me calling steelhead guides idiots or morons. I will give praise and respect to others as they give it to me. I call it as I see it is my personality.

Ever since I was introduced to this thing called steelhead fishing, I noticed a trend on the web. This guy doesn’t like that guy because he is a competing website, or competing guide, etc.. I found it interesting to tell you the truth. You have some that think they are the #1 provider in information, proclaim to be the leaders in the industry, and they think they have such a great website. I am here to tell you that I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the day you think you’re the best, is the day you forgot why you started providing content to others. It also shows in all the other so called websites that you design. Just because you have a computer, some photo editing software, some website design software, and a camcorder doesn’t make you the best and especially not a professional.

I don’t consider Fly and Float Fishing the best, but I claim that we are the most fun, most passionate group of people that I have ever come in contact with, and I enjoy reading all the great material that everyone has provided over the years. It is an honor and privilege to work with everyone at Fly and Float Fishing.com

I look forward to a successful steelhead fishing season, as well as a fun year with the Fly and Float Fishing.com website.

Best Regards,

Fly and Float Fishing Ownership

p.s. If you are going to record video, and you’re a so called professional, the least you can do is buy a $30 tripod at Walmart and create some videos that are actually quality.

And lastly, the Fly and Float Fishing Blog is used for blogging fishing reports, because that is why guests and members read it. Not because they care much about a puppies, a baby, or some midnight revelation on how we are going to change our life. Sure that’s nice, but we here at Fly and Float Fishing like to stick with fishing. I will post my life stories on Facebook, because that’s what it’s for.