Monday, August 23, 2010

Worth a Read

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.


  1. WOW Kev! that was a way nice shout out to your readers, I really appriciate that, and I will find a way to return the favor.
    I'm glad you like what I do and I am willing to come clean at anytime.. I dont have every hour of everyday to fish but if I did I would. It's something that I have to do in order to survive. If I dont fish a couple times a week I will die. The locations have more pressure than most could deal with, I hide that stuff from my photos, Ill include some pictures of guys lined down the bank and cars overflowing the parking lots, I dont mind squeezing between two guys and making them cry, I fish smaller flies than most and catch more fish.
    About the big ones... Yea Kev, thats luck, it realy is. and for the record my son is 9. great post and totally worth the read.

  2. My thanks too, Kev, for your kind words. Fishing is so much more than just catching fish - and it's a darn good thing 'cause I regularly fall short in that department - so I try my best to capture all the rest. I am gratified that some of it resonates with you.

    And it's a pleasure keeping up with your adventures as well. Keep it up!!!


  3. Thanks Kev. Nothing like a little praise to enflate the ego... then I go fishing and am reminded that even the fish are smarter than me. Thanks for post man!