After I first heard about the OBN Colorado Rendezvous, I have to admit, it was a bitter sweet moment for me. Sweet because I think it will be a blast. Not only that, but I find it amazing how fast this community is growing and materializing into something tangible. It is bringing like-minded people together in many ways. Very cool. So, why is it bitter? Well, because I probably won’t be able to make it. Spring is filling up with activities, and I have to choose wisely how to fill my schedule.
That being said, I will happily offer some of the people I think would be great to meet.
1. For obvious reasons, Joe and Rebecca. I really would just want to thank them for being the instigators of this little monster they’ve created.
2. Also for obvious reasons, there are the rowdy crew in Troutrageous and Owl Jones. They are pretty much everywhere I look on OBN, so I figure it would be inevitable that I see them at the get together. I imagine they will be the ones who get the group kicked out of the hotel. But it will be a good story.
3. Then there is Winona Fly Factory. To be honest, I’m not sure if he is a part of OBN, but I really enjoy his site. I like the area he fishes, and he has great photos, fly tying, and vids.
4. Angling Addict. Since I will be moving to Norfolk, Va soon, it would be great to meet this guy. I would love to catch some of the monsters he pulls out of the Chesapeake.
I’m sure I am leaving others out here. In general, I think this get together promises to be as interesting as OBN. I really think you could walk up to anyone and have a great conversation, and I’m jealous of those who’ll be there. Maybe I could skype in 🙂