It’s still a little weird to Steve and I that people actually read the mag. If you meet us, you’ll know what I mean…socially awkward to say the least. Even with our doubts and trepidations it seems like a lot of people are reading the mag. For that we would like to give a big ol sloppy wet thank you to all of you. For those folks who have been kind enough to write kind words about the issue on the intranet, we haven’t forgotten you either…get on over here. And finally we would like to thank all of our contributors and advertisers for making this thing happen. Now that we have the largest group dude hug on earth going, let’s keep it going. Keep reading the mag, keep throwing it up on forums, and keep sharing it amongst your friends because feeling this good can’t be bad. On a side note I’ll be at 3Rivers Angler in Knoxville for their monthly beer tasting. If you’re in town come on out and check out the new Hog Island skiff, grab some SCOF swag and let me show y’all just how grateful we are.
The image above is just hilarious it has no relevance to the post.
It’s funny, you would think after releasing the first issue of our magazine I would be somewhere fishing, sipping on a PBR, surrounded by the Fly Girls from In Living Color, but alas no…I have been dutifully performing shop monkey duties for the past three days. Being a shop monkey does however, put me in front of the computer when customers aren’t in the shop (that’s for you Jeff…my boss), and the first issue has been blowing the f* up. We have been mentioned by a lot of national fly fishing media outlets (thanks Orvisnews and Midcurrent), prominent blogs (thanks to all you guys…you know you are), as well as message boards across the country. My personal favorite has to be the folks that have personally called me…on my phone…to tell me how SCOF has finally filled the void of a great magazine about where we fish. The stats keep racking up and we are adding a ton of subscribers. For all of this, we would like to thank all of you.
This weekend we are going to have a booth right by the casting pool at the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo. We hope everybody will stop by and say hello. We’ll have a some of the contributors from the issue hanging out, Thomas Harvey tying intermittently, and I’ll be there drinking PBR out of a coffee mug into the wee hours of the early afternoon.
If we don’t see you there, thanks again for giving our little magazine a chance, and if you really like it…don’t be afraid to tell everyone you know via all of the intra-web tools available to you.