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  1. Blish is on my list to read – I have Devil’s Day and The Day After Judgment in my list of to-read post-apocalyptic books.Even within its limits, 50′s sci-fi has its charm, but I agree with you that in the 60′s things got more interesting as the writers had more space and were willing to take more risks. Right now I’m reading Ballard’s 1962 The Drowned World (which I would highly recommend to anyone who likes Wyndham), and it seems like a transitional work – it’s less formulaic than many of the 50′s works I’ve read.

  2. Thanks for the comment BSC, it’s alawys rewarding to hear that someone got tuned into all the amazing fishing there is around here. Rest assured that even if i do review any gear it will be items that are in fact in line with what you described, fishing gear that is affordable, and only stuff i personally own and use. Working retail and having a family i simply can’t afford high end rods and don’t know if i’d even by them if i could (hmmmm actually i probably would).Also, there is no need to fear about the going pro comment i made. I’m simply upgrading to a site that will allow me to post more varied video (Vimeo) that will be more accessible on multiple platforms (iPad and iPhone), as well as the ability to embed Google maps which isn’t something i’m able to do any longer on my current site. I promise that the look will be slightly different but the information and content will be much better. And no , the vibe will never change. I am all about making the most of every minute possible on the water, Baja Shrimp taco in one hand, affordable rod in the other, a sunfish on the end of the line and a smile wiped across my salsa stained face.thanks again,die Fische

  3. Until coming aosrcs your website last Sept, I didn’t even realize fly fishing existed in Texas. I just thought that was for mountain streams and trout and $500 rods. After reading your blog, I bought a $40 fly rod, some flies, and since then have managed to find a time between work and raising 2 young kids, to fish about once a week. There is certainly something uniquely Austin about your blog. I like the way you emphasize that it is not about the gear at all, but about the experience. I say that because a few of the comments here suggest that you review gear, etc. That would be fine, but I’d hate for your new and improved blog to lose that budget-minded, laid-back-Austin, I’ve-got-30-min-to-fish-before-I-have-to-be-at-work-and-I-still-need-to-grab-a-bite-at-Torchy’s vibe.In January, my family and I were fortunate enough to move from central Austin to within about 100 yards of Bull Creek. I’d like to think that I now know many of the great fishing spots along the creek from St. Ed’s park to Lake Austin, but I’ve probably only scratched the surface. Of course most of those spots are nothing but depressing, scorched earth right now. But with tonight’s visit to the creek, I still managed to land a few decent sunfish and one largemouth in my 30-min-to-fish time (after putting the kids to bed but before nightfall.)Thanks for the great blog and inspiring me to fly fish right here in Austin, and to do it with a cheap rod, a few flies, and a pair of flip-flops.

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