Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Look Back At 2011

We're standing on the doorstep of another year and over the past couple days I've taken some time to look back at the past twelve months. Going through the photos it looked like I was on the water more than I thought that I was.  In reality it's never really enough.

The year was summed up as one which held a lot of new experiences with new friends, new places, and new fish.  It was far less about trout and much more about smallmouth bass, carp, shoal bass, bluegill, and redfish. I very much enjoyed the diversity of species caught on the fly and didn't miss the lack of trout one bit.

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What's in store for 2012?  T.F.M. will continue to see daily updates since I really enjoy the process of putting content up each morning.  I never for once think that I am much of a writer, or a photographer for that matter, but I do enjoy highlighting what is going on in the fiberglass fly rod realm and also reporting on my own version of what's cool in the fly fishing industry and beyond.

Plans are being made and the travel card is already filling up with a few fly fishing trips, conclaves, shows, film fests, and gatherings, so you may see T.F.M. in places that you've never seen it before.

Thanks to each of you for your readership and also the sponsors and advertisers that make all good things possible on T.F.M.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Happy New Year and I wish everyone a fish filled 2012.


Brian L. Schiele said...

Thanks for being a part of my 2011 Cam..
Maybe one day we'll actually meet in person and fish together..

Howard Levett said...

As usual, TFM provided great content and you my friend provided great friendship that can't be minimized. Here's to a great year past and a greater year to look forward to.

schnitzerPHOTO said...

Keep it going, Cam, and keep having fun. I hope 2012 is a year during which our paths cross, ideally on the water. Take care, and tight lines!

jj wassom said...

Nice summery in pics Cameron! I have really enjoyed following your adventures. They motivate my mind of fish I would love to chase and places I would love to see, especially the ones accessible via kayak.

Looking forward to continuing into 2012 with you.

Hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

JJP said...

2011 wasn't the year I thought it would be!
I made my first bamboo fly rod and my first fly reel,but I was almost fishless.
The rivers that I approached were always blown out. Striped bass were hard to find from shore. Funny fish were, well, funny fish. And those few blues just teased me back to the beach.
I suppose that if it were easy everyone would do it. Fishers are optimists and, therefore, I am. Happy New Year to us all!
Above all, thanks for being out there.

Whatsajob614 said...

Great post man!

Sanders said...

Wishing you continued happiness and success in 2012!

Happy NEw Years!

kitefly said...

A year to be envious of Cameron. Hope 2012 brings as much and even more.

Cameron Mortenson said...

Brian...that would be great. Utah is on the travel "To Do" list.

Howard...thank you, Sir. I enjoy our phone conversations all the time.

schnitzerPHOTO...we need to make that happen for sure.

jj wassom...thank you for following along. I appreciate it.

JJP...that sounds like a great resolution. MORE KAYAK FLY FISHING.


Sanders...Howard has already offered up your guiding abilities the next time I get out to The Fort.

kitefly...hopefully we can link up sometime this year if all goes right.