Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Milestone

Today I reached a milestone in my attempt to bring some of my ramblings, thoughts and memories to those who enjoy all that is small stream fly fishing. When Small Stream Reflections started I never anticipated it going this long, or reaching as many people as it has. I do truly enjoy bringing my thoughts and outings to you, but it's you my followers and readers from all over the world that deserve credit.

It's hard to believe that this is my 700th post, but it is. And I have reached 415,000 page views, that's almost a half million. This is humbling, and appreciated.

So to thank you I'm giving away 6 flies tied by me. These are what I call "Cornerstone Flies". Anyone who comments on this post is eligible to win. I will give each comment a number and place that number in a bowl. On Tuesday I will have my wife Jeanette reach into that bowl and pick a winning number.


So I would like to say "thank you", and hope you'll continue to stop by "Small Stream Reflections"

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39 comments:

  1. Although a relatively new follower to your blog its following is richly deserved.

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  2. Brk Trt,
    congratulations on your achieved mile stone. Thanks for letting us into our life with your traveling, ramblings, & thoughts.
    I myself even though I don't comment everyday, check & read your blog every morning. In my mind, I can't think of a better way to start my day.
    I can't wait to read your 800th post my friend!
    Best & warmest regards...........Phil

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  3. Congratulations Alan! I look forward to reading each post. Thank you from all of us.

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  4. Alan, your wonderful photographs are a significant part of your blog. Congratulations on this milestone.

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  5. Alan, your wonderful photographs are a significant part of your blog. Congratulations on this milestone.

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  6. I always look forward to reading your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  7. don't enter me as those ties would become wall decor for me, but just wanted to say congratulations and keep posting!

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  8. Those are awesome numbers, Alan. Congratulations. Here's to 700 more.

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    1. Alan, just wanted to make sure that I got this post in here, even though it shows as a reply to Mark's comment. For some reason, it won't leave an independent comment from my network this morning! Only if I respond to another's comment. Oh, well..................................................................
      Your blog is one of my must read's every day, or, at least I check in. It is an honor to be able to have Small Stream Reflections in the morning with my coffee.

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  9. Thank you for taking the time to share everything with us. I look forward to reading each post and looking at the pictures. keep it coming.

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  10. thank you for the great reading and pics I look forward to new posts and check every chance I get!
    -mark

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  11. Congratulations Alan! As a fellow blogger, it is a humbling honor and reserved for the best of the best. Keep going friend.

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  12. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of small streams, fish, and flies.

    Zak

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  13. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of small streams, fish, and flies.

    Zak

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  14. I dont comment much, but have read for years..

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  15. Keep up the great work Alan, I look forward to reading many more.

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  16. Congratulations from a fellow blogger

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  17. congratulations on your blogs milestone. maybe I'll see you on a stream somewhere this year, several photos are familiar.

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  18. Awesome Al!!! Such a milestone. Congrats to you and I feel honored to have fished and shared the waters with you!! Keep up your outstanding posts!

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  19. Alan
    This is why I like blogging to be able to communicate with great fly fisherman who has a passion for the sport like you do. I am not surprised at the number of visitors who have stop by your blog over the years. Your expertise in tying some fantastic patterns and your knowledge of small stream fishing is what keeps fly fisherman coming back to read your interesting post. Congrats on this milestone. Thanks for sharing

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  20. dont comment much but never miss a post. Thanks for doing this.

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  21. Alan, I always enjoy your posts and look forward to the occasional food pic. Great photos and stories - I look forward to many more. Thanks

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  22. Nice job my friend. I think I was the first one to comment on your very first post. Looking forward to many more years of Small Stream Reflections.

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  23. Alan you inspire me with both fishing and blogging but your kindness to others comes through in both. Well done. Here's to 700 more.

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  24. Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and hope you keep it going for a long time.

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  25. A milestone indeed. I hope the winner frames them.

    Pete

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  26. Congratulations Alan , always enjoy tagging along with you on your small stream adventures.
    Beautiful flies!

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  27. Congratulations Alan! Here's to the next 700. Beautiful photos and writing.

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  28. 1 out of 30 is pretty good odds....lol.

    I...along with many others thank you for sharing those fabulous photos of pure bliss

    tight lines..

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  29. Congratulations for your 700th! your photography, flies, and tales have been a godsend when the weather is bad and the fish aren't biting. Thank you.

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  30. Epic blog. One of my favorites. My style of fishing also. (You also fish in Rangeley, near my camp.)

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  31. Congrats, your blog posts are shot but contain better content than posts 3 times as long. I look forward to what you have in store for the future.

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  32. I stumbled upon this blog a few months ago and am so happy I did. It provided much inspiration over the winter and I'm looking forward to seeing what else is to come.

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  33. Congrats and keep up the great work! The beautiful photos and thoughtful approach to fishing have made this blog one of my favorites.

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  34. Congratulations Alan! Thank you for bringing your adventures to all of us!

    Will

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  35. Always a treat to read and to learn about fly fishing, tying and life in New England. I'll echo all of your readers in thanking you for sharing!

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  36. Congratulations Alan. Your postings are appreciated in particular with how you transport my busy day at the computer terminal in a hectic office to putting me in the forest along side your trip to a streamside pool.

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