Be on the look out this week for Morgan and the Tight Lined Tales crew as they celebrate the first annual Caro Week.
Okay, I can see how that title might be misleading. Patagonia really has no affiliation with me, but I did “borrow” their fish logo after reading about their generous donation on this web page which he got from this web page which came from here.
I decided I would make a Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountain version of their trout emblem. I based the image off of the photo below…..
|Thanks Family Vacationist!|
|I see a little trout; I want it painted black.|
|Rounding out the Blue Ridges.|
|Adding some highlights.|
|Brighten up that cloudy morning sky.|
|Here comes the sun.|
First things first, a couple giveaway/contests are underway right now that you may interest you.
1. Tight Lined Tales of a Fly Fisherman: KOVU giveaway – this is the last day to submit an entry. Tell him a story of “a KAVU Day– the adventure that leaves you exhilarated, exhausted and fully alive.” Heads up. This one ends today.
2. OBN: Coleman Giveaway: Share a story how Coleman brought you and your family closer together.
3. OBN: Trout Unlimited Blogger Tour
These are some pretty awesome opportunities if you are into that.
Secondly, I would like to tell you about my experience with the Tenkara USA replacement process. Troutrageous eluded to the process here as well. After a long day of fishing Minnesota’s Driftless area we reached the car and began putting away the gear. It was then, I noticed the missing screw cap on the tenkara rod. The chances of finding it? Nil. It was more important to get back to a hot meal at that point.
After searching the Tenkara USA site, I found out their replacement policy is pretty spectacular. The prices are low and the shipping time is remarkable. It was just over $7 (that’s including shipping) and the cap got to my door in about 36hrs. Crazy.
The Stimulator is a “match all” fly that can be fished in small mountain brookie streams, big Rocky Mtn rivers, and everywhere in between. The article states the fly, tied in many sizes, with variations in color and body, can effectively mimic stoneflies, caddis, grasshoppers, and even Hex mayflies.
|see the note at the top? don’t worry, I remembered to email my mom.|
I am excited to put this fly to work some time soon.
Now, it is time to talk about something really, really important. As you may have noticed, the wife and I came up with a new logo this weekend. I really like it. I wanted a silhouette of a me (from a video screenshot. can you figure out which one?) with waders colored like water. The picture in my mind seemed so cool. But, since I lack the computer design skills, I was struggling to make the image a reality. I wanted it to be simple, sleek and recognizable, like Sander’s Poudre Bulldog or Yuke’s “YGF” or the T! or Owl’s face (and owl)… So recognizable.
After several frustrating hours, the leaky waders man was born. I added the water ripple marks at his feet. Sara came up with the idea of the design for abstract water on the pants. I added the very very simple fly rod. And just like that, it was completed. My vision had been realized. As Morgan would say, “Boom!”
But really, The Dude wears them…. This logo mishap can’t be that bad. Can it?