Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Six Degrees of Blogs?

I'm sure you've heard of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It's based on a theory of Six Degrees of Separation, "the idea that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare."

This phenomenon also happens in the fly fishing blogosphere. Take my most recent experience. I talk with Emily Block the writer for the blog Mysteries Internal from time to time. I was looking for suggestions on artists who specialize in fishing. She recommended Becca Schlaff. I contacted Becca and asked if she had a design my TU Chapter could use for T-Shirts. She generously offered a brown trout design. 

I recently got the shirts done and posted a picture of the shirts on Becca's facebook page.

I found out later that apparently this design was inspired by a fish caught by the author of the blog Fontinalis Rising. It's interesting when you think none of this may have happened if fly fishing blogs weren't around 


  1. Kevin
    This I why I love to blog, not only for the communication but for all the cool ideas and products one can find. Really like the shirt---thanks for sharing

  2. Me, too! Nice shirts. What goes around comes around.

  3. Very nice shirts...Mel see if you can order some for the shop.

  4. Cool shirts Kevin. I follow Becca's work via her FB page. She's really good.

  5. Thanks Kevin, I am not a blogger (blasphemy in the blog-o-sphere) but I periodically venture outside my comfort zone and do enjoy reading the blogs. Please let me know how to obtain these shirts ... make a great present to fishing partners. Bob