Many who visit Small Stream Reflection's will comment on how wonderful a site it is. My reply to those comments are it is because of you that make the site a pleasure to visit. Many of you take the time to e-mail me your thoughts and some even take the time to hand write me their thoughts. I appreciate every one of them.
Now here is a thought or two from me....I cannot tell you how much your participation has made a stable presence in my life, especially over the last year. You give so much support to me that I can't tell you in words. I can't imagine my life without Small Stream Reflections....you guys are the absolute best.
This Sakasa Kebari was chosen for a reason....the bright colors, the uplifting hackle and the promise....
As a follower of this blog for over 10 years, I have enjoyed your thoughts, musings, trips, recipes and discussions so much. You have inspired me to go back to soft hackles, to try new patterns and cook new foods. Keep em' coming!
Take care and stay safe
Alistair your contributions have been valuable to us. We can read an entire book and come away with just one helpful thing well that's success. I think we all get that here.
With Alistair's permission....I would like to mirror his sentiments and send them back to you! He indeed said it so very well!
As you mentioned above it appears to be a mutual benefit being a part of this band of brothers (and sisters)! I think it's the viewers and members benefiting more from your input into this blog! We gain so very much from all the great things you bring! No matter what, please continue to feed us with great scenery, recipes, flies, and fly fishing! You are an American original!
No permission needed Dougsden! His short and simple blog chimes with so many of us!Delete
Ah yes from the den in Ohio...we do have a great group. Doug fly fishing has so much to offer and to be honest not at a great price.
Really appreciate what you do and share with "us" Alan - THANK YOU!ReplyDelete
Will I'm happy to hear that. It's greatly appreciated.
Alan, your first picture shows something simple from nature, the second shows something delicate that you created. Together they represent Small Stream Reflections, a favorite blog for many of us. Thankyou.ReplyDelete
Dave you picked up on that theme. Simplicity is what makes this blog work. And with a few extra tidbits you may pickup here and put them to use in a certain situation....success.
As I've said many times Alan, thanks for taking us along to places we'll never be able to go to. Every post is like a video vacation. We appreciate you as much as you appreciate us.ReplyDelete
Mark youtube has some awesome videos on the outdoors. And I'm glad to contribute some of my meanderings. One of these days I'll post some of my videos to all of you.
Your postings are a bit of fresh air in this time of pandemic. It helps stave off the wolves of depression as some of us are stuck at home.ReplyDelete
Yes sir this pandemic changed much. Will we ever return to "how it was", well that's to be determined. But here we are happy to take the edge off a bit and have fun sharing.
Don't ever grow old, Alan. Love you, brother... Give Jeanette a hug for us all.ReplyDelete
Mike, in my mind I'm 30, now if my mind can only convince my body of that. Hug for Jeanette...'done"
Thank-you Alan for all that you share! I have learned so much form your writing and photos about the beauty to be found in the the woods and streams of Connecticut.ReplyDelete
Shawn you don't have to travel far to find "quality" fly fishing in CT. I have seen how much you have found locally..now with that new Orvis rod and reel your experiences will have a special meaning.
With Small Stream Reflections, you have created a family that spans the globe. I am proud to call you my brother.
Kindest Regards and Affection.Steve
From the land down under..so good to have your input.
Steve those wild browns from that stream close to home are welcomed.
Good afternoon, Alan I share the sentiments of many others when I say this blog is a brief escape for me. Far too many beautiful days pass me by while I’m pinned at my office, constrained by the obligations of life. Thank you for what you do. “Teach a man to fish and he’ll feed himself but teach a man to fly fish and he’ll learn to hate his day job”-ReplyDelete
My youngest son has another saying:
'Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fly fish and he will bring all manner of dead birds into the house!'
Dean..“Teach a man to fish and he’ll feed himself but teach a man to fly fish and he’ll learn to hate his day job”-
I like it and it has truth.
Alistair, your boy has it right...Delete
Alan, I'm a relatively new reader of your blog but have quickly come to love it. The care and dedication you put into your posts and photographs are special. As a Connecticut angler, I'm glad to see you celebrate the natural beauty of our state and the importance of conserving our remaining wild places. I know that your blog has inspired others to care for the natural world. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Colin we live in a small state, but have many many streams that hold wild brookies. We ar fortunate. We must however continue to protect these or the suffer the dire results.
My day or week wouldn't be complete if I didn't have the opportunity to read one of your informative posts. I use the word "informative" because I've learned a lot about fly fishing from reading the post in your blog. You and I got acquainted through our blogs 12 years ago, which seems like yesterday. Where have the years gone??? Thanks my friend for sharing
Bill I'm happy to hear that, and I appreciate your long time friendship. I know I have learned much from the comments offered by you and many others have given over the years.
Alan, this is a highlight of my day! I hope all is well with you!ReplyDelete
As is your comment. All is good...
I enjoyed your posting for over 10 years. What got me hooked was the fish and meal pictures, I thought that was a cool idea. Plus I recognize some of the streams. Every lunch I check for a new posting or read comments. Very nice group here. Stay safe all!ReplyDelete
We have a nice mix of food and fly fishing. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich a standard pack lunch. They can be simple and also elegant. Great guys with a wealth of info and not afraid to share.
Alan - Your site is great and many thanks for keeping it going.ReplyDelete
Pat we go back to FFNJ many years ago. Glad you have found a home here.
Your reflections resonate with this bit of verse I ran across some time ago:
That I again
My native hills had found,
The mossy rocks, the valley,
and the stream that once held me captive to its sound.
And that I was a boy again.
Keep the virtual hearth stoked!
Rob that's a nice verse. I would like to use it on my FB page if that's OK.
as much as we all covet a new post, imagine my joy as a relatively new-comer when i have 10 years of posts to go through. Your thought and images are of course not time-sensitive so a 2014 post is just as wonderful as one from today. When work is slow, i pick a different past year, start in Dec and go through them. thank you! ps, i wish we could still get your book somewhere, I imagine it would be beautifulReplyDelete
Tim there is a great deal of info in those posts, laughs too. I go back myself and read some of the older ones. There seems to an interest in my book. I'll see what I can do.
Hello, I have lurked reading your blog for years. I really enjoy your writings and photos. I would like to buy a copy of your book. How do I do so ? Thank you for your time. Cody WhiteReplyDelete
Cody the book is out of print, but I'll see if I can get it reprinted again.
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