Archive for November 24th, 2012


Thank You For the Award(s) (Very Inspiring Blogger Award)

Today, out of the blue, I simultaneously received three nominations for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I express special thanks to Eunice at Living and Lovin , to Rebecca at Prince Charming Isn’t Here and to Bette at  4 Writers and Readers for nominating me for this award after they were also the recipient of the award.

If you are at all familiar with such awards, you are asked to fulfill a couple obligations that passes on a little information about the recipient (SwittersB) and passes on the award to other bloggers that I enjoy (their spirit, content, positivity, talent).

It is traditional to pass along 7 pieces of info about me:

1. I eat meat and like my steaks medium rare. I probably only have that meat once a week though. The rest of the time it is fruit, grains, vegetables and dairy products.  I am quite content with a bowl of cereal.

2. I hate Judge Judy and Doctor Phil! Well ok, I don’t hate  them but they irritate the hell out of me.

3. I love photography, but have little training or technical knowledge. I see things and take the photograph. I am not certain what ‘style’ or techniques I am employing.

4. I want to plan at least two significant fishing trips in the next 6 years, while I am fit enough to enjoy them. ‘Significant’ is like a prior trip I took to Christmas Island.

5. I have four great kids and two awesome grandchildren.

6. Of all the maladies that have beset me, I have faired pretty well: four surgeries, some broken bones, too much dental work. But, the most aggravating decline has been my eyesight and wearing glasses. Annoying as hell. 

7. I use to fish at least once a week, now I infrequently fish. The outdoors is a chapel of sorts for me. That fishing frequency needs to be increased soon.

Now for my recommendations of recipients for The Inspiring Blogger Award. I am to nominate 15 interesting blogs. There are many. There are many that have also received numerous awards, so if you already received the TVIBA in the past no worries. Just know you still have what it takes!

1. Follow The Light

2. Life Out of the Box

3. Chasing Art

4. David Heilman

5. my guilty pleasures

6. Sigoese

7. Gary Schollmeier

8. Maggie Mendus

9. Grandmother’s Musing

10. Romancing the Bee

11. Seth Snap

12. Outdooress

13. Bailfly

14. Light Touch

15. A Window Into The Woods

There you have my worthy nominations for The Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out their inspiring blogs and give them your likes. Thanks again Eunice, Rebecca and Bette!


Fishing & Colors: Now You See Them, Then You Don’t

As I was preparing my Winter time to do list for what patterns to tie, I thought about what colors of certain baitfish/streamer/buggers I should tie. The usual suspects came to mind: brown, black, green. Then I considered chartreuse, red, orange, white, yellow, blue. I so seldom experiment with alternative colors, but maybe I should tie up a few of those colors and experiment in shallow water/clear water circumstances where color visibility is optimal. I usually consider many colors washed out in off colored/deeper conditions and the equivalent of black/grey…so presentation often seems more important than color. Of course, I don’t totally rely on presentation, but it is my bedrock of strategy. Then location. And, then that worrisome issue of color. Attached are a few links that delve into the color spectrum, visibility at depth and one interesting one about diving, colors and neon. Of course, I do have a few of almost everything somewhere amongst dozens of fly boxes. But, that is another issue to consider……..later.

Also, please use the Search Box (that dark rectangle right below the green Versatile Blogger icon) to query ‘color’ ‘vision’ here at SwittersB. I have posted several times re color and fish. Good information.  

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