So, this weeks "Outdoor Writing Prompt" from OBN is the open ended question, "If you had a chance to meet some Outdoor Bloggers you’ve come across online, who would it be? Who would you like to fish with, hike with, camp with, hunt with, toss back a beverage with?" There is a very large group of people that I would like to meet. I believe that the OBN get-together in the summer will be a chance for me to enjoy interacting with those that I have blogged with and with those that I have yet to meet... I'm sure that there will be great "cross-training" in other fields that I don't know about and I will marvel at those that have talents that are beyond what I have ever tried to do! And then there will be those fellow fly fishers that I will marvel at their talents as they share with me their experiences and vast knowledge.
To narrow this down is difficult...but, hey, that is what OBN is asking us to do, I guess! So, I will take the "OWL" approach and just pick a few that I know best and for the rest of you that I enjoy reading and appreciate you reading my posts...just know that there are a lot more of you that I really want to meet!
The River Damsel hopes too meet and fish with:
Owl Jones, http://southernblueridge.wordpress.com/... What can I say?. We are so much alike, but still very different, I'm sure! He's just a crazy and honest guy who really makes me laugh. (Especially when he says "Incoming!" in his vids!) I know that I can read his post and have a better day. But, would someone take that Tenkara rod away from him??? Haha. Buddy, if you forget the grits, I really won't mind! :)
Howard, http://www.cofisher.blogspot.com/ This guy rocks! (For an "0lder" guy...haha) j/k Howard! His blog is so diverse and always has something different for the reader...from glass rods that he wants me to try...(heehee) to a fish name "Rodney"! Honestly, Howard has a lot more "expert" knowledge about fly fishing than he admits. And a sense of humor to boot! And he can take a little bit of teasing... :)
Rod, http://poudrecanyonchronicles.blogspot.com/ ...What can be said about wanting to meet the "Midgeman" himself? It would be an honor, let me tell you...I have only tied a few flies and I am mesmerized with each post when I see the talent of this man. He is my "Czech" nymphing blogger friend...finally, I meet up with someone that shares an interest and maybe a passion for this style of fishing. I appreciate his experience that he shares with all of us...we are so fortunate to have him as a fellow blogger! :)
So, I can't wait to meet ALL of you of the OBN... It has been something so different than I thought it was going to be. Thanks to Rebecca and Joe for creating such a fun place to meet such great people with so many outdoor talents and skills...See you in Colorado!