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Re: Fly Fishing Blogs

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Right on Coty. I agree.

For me, I was surprised how many of my "friends" on FB and the like showed interest in hearing about my fly fishing. I have a lot of friends who are interested, from a distance, in the outdoor lifestyle. I thought if I could make my FFing journal public, maybe I'll draw a few of them into the FFing fam.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 11:14


Re: Fly Fishing Blogs

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Sas,

I do a blog on my website, which I started two year and I do my best to put something on there twice a month. Believe me it was one of those things that I thought no one out there would pay attention to, but boy was I wrong. I guess people like reading about other peoples experiences on the water. And Chaz I have to laugh at your question. I had to go look up what a blog was when I was thinking of adding something new to my website Ha Ha. But I have been on some of the guys from PAFF blogs and websites and I enjoy reading about there days out on the water. It's great to see what everyone else is doing out there. It makes me feel like I want to be right there with them. And PLEASE no one take this as an advertisement from me. Just want to share the experience. I agree with Fishidiot there's so much information on this site about outings which makes it one of best sites to come too. And I do post here from time to time about some of my trips. But for me it's plain and simple " It's just fishing" and I think good reading.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 11:30


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I tried to blog this year to force me to write down some things about my trips and have an easy way to search for things. I made a few posts, but didn't keep up with it too much. It turned into a pitch for my new company and has gone dark ever since. Maybe I'll start it up for fishing trips again next year, or I might just go old school and keep a journal. I bought a journal a few years ago and I think the only thing I wrote in it was my name.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 12:03
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Believe me it was one of those things that I thought no one out there would pay attention to, but boy was I wrong. I guess people like reading


This is true. I was really surprised earlier this year when I posted that I didnt have a good time at the fly fishing show in Somerset. Some guy who was obviously close with the organizers started flaming me in the comments, and my post wasnt even that bad.

If you post enough content, you'll start to get traffic. Comment on other blogs, and you'll wind up on blog rolls which means more traffic. Link in your forum signature, more traffic. Twitter, more traffic. Facebook, Instagram, etc, more traffic. Even if I don't post for a week now, I still see about 150-200 uniques a day. Do a giveaway, and it's easily over a thousand.

Once you get to that point Sasquatch, you can start drumming up some free stuff in exchange for placing a banner on your site linking to them, or making a few posts about whatever free stuff they've given you. I've approached companies and I've had some companies approach me. I've gotten lots of tying materials, flies, clothing, stickers, a net, etc.

There's also google ads/affiliate network and other things like Avantlink. That stuff mostly pays a few bucks a week at most anymore. I used to do ok with Cabelas when they were on Google Affiliates, but they killed the program a few months back.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 13:48


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I really enjoyed writing about my exploits and stuff. More for family and friends that were kinda interested in what I enjoy doing. I never got any free stuff out of it. However, life got in the way and it has been pushed to the side. Gaeron just asked me about my blog at the tying jam. I might do a little blog about life and my year of fishing in the next couple weeks. Just need to find some free time.

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mine started as a complete joke. then it was to help a buddy learn wordpress. then it was to help document my summer travels. now it's just a place to post hero shots and share my fishing. i have no ads and no plan to make dollars from it. but i have kept it going for almost two years and it does help me pursue this wild passion of ours. it's also been great to have a connection with other anglers across the globe, people i would have never had contact with if it was not for old beertrout.com


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mine started as a complete joke. then it was to help a buddy learn wordpress. then it was to help document my summer travels. now it's just a place to post hero shots and share my fishing. i have no ads and no plan to make dollars from it. but i have kept it going for almost two years and it does help me pursue this wild passion of ours. it's also been great to have a connection with other anglers across the globe, people i would have never had contact with if it was not for old beertrout.com



I had you on my blogroll but for some reason it stopped picked up your updates and said you didnt have a post for 6 months.

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I had you on my blogroll but for some reason it stopped picked up your updates and said you didnt have a post for 6 months.


I made the switch from blogspot to wordpress. I like wordpress much better.

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Re: Fly Fishing Blogs

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I had you on my blogroll but for some reason it stopped picked up your updates and said you didnt have a post for 6 months.


I made the switch from blogspot to wordpress. I like wordpress much better.


I've been considering it but I want to keep all my posts. was it easy to import them?

Posted on: 2012/12/18 16:00


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I've had the blog itch lately...This is due mostly from reading other blogs. I've learned that by posting a few longer forum "how-to's" and project posts that I like doing these type of things. So with all that in mind, a 2013 goal of mine is to post 2x month on my blog. No real aspiration to make money, put ads, do product reviews, etc...Although I have written down several ideas for posts and product reviews have made the list. Although, I think it would be with products I purchase myself. At this point now, this is more of a "self improvement" project, rather than a job or media outlet.

Always interested in hearing ideas and different themes that other use in blogs, for spin-off ideas.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 16:24


Re: Fly Fishing Blogs

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http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/blog/

Edit: not my blog, just a cool site with a lot of fishing and photography tuts.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 16:38


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I've had a blog since 09. I started it as a digital fishing log with narrative reports and pictures. I started it for me, as my own record of fishing trips near and far. I've never really publicized it so it does not get much traffic. This is the first time I have made my blog known outside of close friends and family. Posting gets slow when school keeps me from fishing. My blog just reached the point where if I want to keep posting pictures I have to buy additional capacity. I don't know if I want to pay the freight to keep it going. I’ve thought about starting a new blog and linking to the old one or importing the old posts, or I may even stop blogging. I’m not sure what I want to do. For your reading pleasure Fishing Adventures I hope you guys enjoy.

Posted on: 2012/12/18 18:30


Re: Fly Fishing Blogs

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my favourite blog is small stream reflections - it's a retired guy from CT who fly fishes small brooks for wild brookies.

he normally fishes 2-3 times a week year round, and the photography is just stunning, and he nearly always takes pics of his homemade streamside lunches as a finish.

he is also a very accomplished 'Rangely' style streamer tyer.

imho, his blog is the best on the net - a real gem, and its worth going back through his 3 year history just to see the photos.

Mark.


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There's alot blogs I like for various reasons that some of you might have never heard of. Some are so well written, that I think the authors should have a monthly column in every fly fish mag there is. Examples:
http://www.upthepoudre.com/
http://mysteriesinternal.blogspot.com/

Some are just great fish porn and fly tying eye candy with a few good stories mixed in
www.thisriveriswild.com
http://anglerschoiceflies.blogspot.com/
http://www.yukongoesfishing.com/ (watch the videos..seriously)

Then there are the educational ones for tying
http://flytyingnewandold.blogspot.com/ (he'll post some random stuff on occasion, but Norman has some amazing posts about fly tying tips)
http://provenpatterns.blogspot.com/ - Lucas Carroll can straight up tie some flies
http://hopperjuan.blogspot.com/

Then there are the ones that are funny, or just have a personal touch. I dig the blogs where you get a sense of the person writing it because they occasionally share pics of their family, kids fishing, etc.
www.troutrageous.com
http://maclooshchronicles.blogspot.com/
http://fathernatureslifeonthefly.blogspot.com/
http://fatguyflyfishing.blogspot.com/

Posted on: 2012/12/18 20:18
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I've been considering it but I want to keep all my posts. was it easy to import them?


I'm not sure, my friend wanted to learn Wordpress so he purchased the domain and did the transfer. I will ask him about the transfer, my guess is that it was easy.

Man, I gotta get out and fish so I have something to Blog!

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