I'm one of those people who hates admitting I'm wrong and not the best at things. When it comes to fishing I never thought I was the greatest but I felt I at least kind of know what I'm doing. I came cross this blog called Biggerfish. At first I was like great here's another blog about some one who thinks they are a master fisherman. After reading this guys blog I found this guy doesn't just talk the talk he can indeed walk the walk. Every week it seems he has a story about catching huge trout. When I say huge trout I mean fish you would like to catch once in your lifetime. This guy does it weekly. You can make excuses all day long, like he has more time to fish, fishes locations with less pressure, is just lucky. Even if those were factors the guy still catches huge fish. Not only that but he can put his family on them too and get them to catch them as well. His kid at like 12 has already caught more big trout than I have in my lifetime. Humbling to say the least.
I'd like to think I'm an ok writer. I'm no John Gierach but I find my stories somewhat entertaining, at least to me. Well Mike's blog, Mike's Gone Fishing takes it to a different level. His stories have that little extra I can't seem to dish out in my posts. His writing style is great at getting the details of a fishing experience as well as the soul.
This last guy annoys me to no end. Not because he is a bad guy or writes offensive material. It's because he makes catching carp seem about as easy as catching gills in your local pond. Big carp too like ones you can rope and use for water skiing. John Montana catches these things like no other I have ever seen. I'm suprised he hasn't been asked to write the next Carp on a Fly book.
When someone can paint well it's almost like having a super power. I just can't relate to being talented enough to look at something and express it back on paper. At least not legibly. Joel from A Year on Fly does it daily. The style of his water color paintings is like nothing I've seen before. It's neat to see the talent of a great painter make works of art for a hobby he loves.