It was April 10, 2010 that Small Stream Reflections posted it's first lines. They were few and as the years went by they sort of increased, using photography and a few short sentences to get my message to you. I started Small Stream Reflections as a forum so to speak where I could put forth my thoughts and ideas to a group of anglers, fly tyers, and just family folk to enjoy and take part in.
I had been posting a several fly fishing forums and these were fine at first but they did not share my message. That message is the sub title of my blog which is "For those who love small streams, wild trout and life...in their simplest form". I have tried to keep that message going forefront throughout. Well yesterday Small Stream Reflections reached a milestone I never would have thought possible....One "million" page views. This is an incredible and humbling achievement. This could not have happened without all of you supporting Small Stream Reflections. From my first post back on April 11, 2010, in which John, "Apache Trout" was my first comment, to my last post. I have enjoyed "All" of your comments, they have been educational, thought provoking, and inspiring not only to me but also to others who have read them. I truly appreciate all you have done to make Small Stream Reflections a wonderful place for those all who share its values.
To thank you I'm offering a few items of appreciation. All you have to do is comment on this post. Your name will go into a bowl and Jeanette will pick the winners. The drawing will be Friday 2-10-17 at 7AM. I will post the winners, and you can e-mail me your shipping info.
This is a signed print of a brook trout watercolor by David Scheirer. It was inspired by photos of Connecticut's dark brook trout. It is truly a beautiful art piece.
A fly box with several of my flies. They include soft-hackles, streamers, those brookie catchers, the Ausable Bomber" and a "skater".
"Madame" a Rangeley streamer. This streamer was tied by me and will come in a plastic display case.
And this Rangeley streamer also tied by me. It has no name but the winner selected will have his name used for this streamer.
Again "thank you all" for making Small Stream Reflections what it is.....Alan