Friday, October 9, 2015

7th Birthday Weekend Giveaway

Every fall my birthday comes around and it's also a good reminder that this website has made it through yet another year as well.  To date there are over 3,300 posts on The Fiberglass Manifesto and this website has been viewed several million times over.  Those kind of numbers astound me when I think about it for very long. 

There are a handful of reasons that I get up each morning before work and write T.F.M. and even though I am not trying to change every angler into a "Glass Geek", it's been really stellar to see an increasingly positive response to fiberglass fly rods over the years.  There are more small shop builders than there's been in decades, the industry response has been mind blowing with so many new glass fly rods and fly lines to use on them, and then more and more anglers are fly fishing and collecting these many great glass fly rods as well.

"GLASS IS NOT DEAD" is the truth in some many way.


It's been awhile since the last weekend giveaway and figured T.F.M.'s 7th birthday was a good excuse to hit up a handful of companies that sponsor the many things that go on this website and have a prize package worth playing for.

Last week I was a strategic planning retreat for the police department that I work for and one of the exercises that each of us did was to answer three questions... 

What should we START doing?  
What should we STOP doing?  
What should we CONTINUE doing?

Even though I don't ever take what's going on here to seriously, and figure it's a momentary reprieve before many of you are back to cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend on Facebook, it's always good to see what is perceived as good content, bad content, and what can be done better moving forward.  I'm am looking forward to the positive and negative, so please be honest with your responses.

THE GIVEAWAY
There is one big birthday present, worth about $1,000, that is up for grabs and the winner will receive all of the following...

ECHO GLASS 7 WEIGHT SWITCH ROD
LOON OUTDOORS TOOLS
ORVIS BATTKENKILL FLY REEL
POSTFLY BOX - ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
REP YOUR WATER BROWN TROUT CAP/SOCKS
SMITHFLY SWITCH BAG
THE FLYFISH JOURNAL - ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
VEDAVOO RETRO FLY MASON JAR COOZIE
406 FLY LINES - FLY LINE OF CHOICE

THE CONTEST RULES
1.  Send an email to tfmcontests@gmail.com and answer these three questions...

What things should T.F.M. START doing?
What things can T.F.M. STOP doing?
What should T.F.M. CONTINUE doing?

Try to answer all three if you can and I am looking forward to the responses.  That information can help guide were T.F.M. goes and grows from here.

2.  Please send only ONE EMAIL submission per email address.  Duplicates will be deleted.

3.  Submissions will be accepted until 6:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015. 

4.  On Monday morning ONE WINNER will be chosen by random number generator and then listed at the bottom of this post.  The winner will also be contacted by email as well.

THE WINNER
Over 500 emails were sent in during this long weekend giveaway and I really appreciate all the well wishes and even more the constructive feedback.  It's been good to see what the "reader's experience" is with The Fiberglass Manifesto and it will help guide where the website goes from here.

The random number generator spoke and the winner is...

JEREMY HORN

Congratulations and thank you to everyone that took the time to send off an email.

Thanks also to all the excellent gear companies who made this weekend giveaway possible.

2 comments:

John Peipon said...

Congratulations, Jeremy!

Jeff Smith said...

Congrats Jeremy.
Remember to share the times you have with the new outfit.