My 100th post and a Thank You Gift

by Rebecca on March 22, 2011

in Fly Fishing Art

Option #1: It's a choice...

I imagine I would have hit this 100th blog entry mark Ohhh…. last fall if it wasn’t for that unfortunate Outdooress sabbatical while something else needed my care and attention.

But I’m back and for those of you who didn’t kick me off your feed reader for slacker status, I wanted to offer a thank you gift today in honor of making it to 100 posts…finally.

Some of you may already be in the ‘know’ of artist Joel DeJong and his blog A Year On the Fly and some of you may not –which would be sad, because that means you’ve been missing out on a fly fishing WoW factor. For those of you who have already discovered his fly fishing art, let us all nod in unison about his talent.

The Thank You Gift Has Two Options:

Option #1) Winner can go to this page on A Year On the Fly and pick out any print offered their heart desires. Just to be clear, that would be one…that your heart desires. If your heart desires more (which I’m sure it will) feel free to purchase away.

Option #2) Instead of a print, the winner can receive a Year On the Fly aluminum fly box complete with a digital decal of Joel’s Iron Blue Wingless. I might mention here, this is a limited run of 9 boxes. So this is definitely not a ‘me too’ fly box!

Option #2: I know, your flies would fluff a little prouder in a box like this

The Catch details:

Now, I don’t have a lot of time left in this week because I’m what you say…Outta Here! by Friday for a week of tropical Fly Fishing Festivities. So I’ll keep this simple.

Leave a comment on this entry. (If you want to put some bonus saltwater fly fishing advice into your comment, it won’t influence Mr. RNG, but I’d sure soak it up)

On Thursday at 3:00 p.m. (MST) I’ll have RNG pick a winner.

And lastly, thank you for the support you all have given me since I started this blogging endeavor. It has been appreciated and just as amazing as catching a big Brown Trout on the River I still can’t name on this site for fear of tar and feathers.



{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt SmytheNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

Congratulations Rebecca.
Great milestone and great “thank you”! Looking forward to the next hundred.


Don HeadNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

Congrats on your first 100 and may your next 100 be as insightful and inspirational. As well, may your catches be as plentiful! All the best and remember the immortal words of Izaak Walton “I have laid aside business, and gone a”fishing” . Ciao for now! Don Head


Todd PetersonNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

Very nice! I can’t help with the saltwater stuff, but congrats on the 100th post.


Guys Flies and PiesNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

100! Nice job and keep going!


The River DamselNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

Proud of you! Three posts in a row… : ) And now you are off this weekend to a tropical paradise to catch bonefish! Whoohoo! (Dang, I should have offered to be your photographer…)


JustinNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:45 am

Congrats on the 100th!! You feeling ok? You’ve had 3 consecutive post, with in the same month?! haha.. Have fun on your trip, but I have no advice other than you can’t catch a fish unless you’re line is in the water..

Good Luck and Tight Lines!!


PatrickNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

Congratulations! I can’t imagine maintaining two blog sites…enjoy the trip!


Jody WhiteNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

Congrats! I’m in for the fly box!


KirkNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

Look at you go, Ms. Consistent Blog Poster! For what it’s worth, I think you’d look good tarred and feathered, so go ahead and publicly state the name of the river ;) Have a great trip (jealous).


John WooldridgeNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

Congratulation Rebecca, Keep up the good work me dear.


Jamie CameronNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

Congratulations on a great accomplishment. Good luck with those bonefish.


RickNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

I can’t even remember back when I hit 100. Looking forward to your next and good luck on your trip.

Whitetail Woods™
Whitetail Woods Blog / Deer Hunting and Blackpowder Shooting at it’s best.


Will JenkinsNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

Congrats! Great blog!!!


AZWanderingsNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

Congrats on the big 100. Keep up the great work. Tight lines on the salt water…



ClifNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

100 already? It seems to me like you just showed up yesterday. Congrats on the great achievement and welcome back to the world were everyone pretends they go outside from time to time.


cofisherNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

Congrats Rebecca, we are as excited as you are for your 100th! Have a great time fishing and don’t forget us “little people” you’ve left behind. I’ve already had my heart fulfilled four times by Joel…three pictures and 1 fly box but I’ve got my eye on another print. They’re beautiful!!


FlatlanderNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Looking forward to the next 100! Good luck in the salt.


Foul HookNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Congratulations! Good luck on the salt!


DaveNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Go Rebecca!!! happy 100th. I thought you had given up on us, as I did on my blog!
I, myself, am travelling this week, but not to such an exotic destination. I am going to go throw tiny midge larvae at big hungry browns, rainbows and brookies in Western NC.
Have a great trip to the flats! If you see Lefty tell him Hi and thank you for me! :-)



RebeccaNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Congrats on the milestone! Have a great trip!


FinfollowerNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Congratulations on the 100 post! Joel does some great work.


passinthru outdoorsNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Congrats Becca on your 100th post and I can’t wait to see your posts after your saltwater trip. Take lots of pictures.


Dave SaboNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Cograts and Thanks for 100 awsome posts . I love your perspectives on sporting activities and life lessons. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Dave


Matt SipeNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

(Please dont enter me in the contest…I’ve been too lucky lately!)

Congrats on the posts. I just started following but am really enjoying it. Thanks!


The JourneymanNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Well you have come a LONG way from the fear of fly shops to lending a helpful hand at the shops you once feared . . . may your rod be bent and your hands smell of fish Journey on to the next 100th one ~dave


The JourneymanNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Rebecca I hear that Bonefish like Crafty Shrimp or Mini Puffs ;) good Luck !


Ken GNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Congrats Rebecca. Quality not quantity is what counts.
If I’m lucky and the RNG picks me, Option #1 is the choice. I lose too many fly boxes and that one would be too nice to lose.

SPF 100, kind of like wearing plaster, but it might be necessary.


IvanNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Congrats on 100. Here’s to the next 103.


RebeccaNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

(Sneaking in here without messing up the RNG system which is why I’m not responding to every comment individually)

But I just had to say THANK YOU everyone! Loving the comments and always appreciating them and you…

I promise to dedicate each Bonefish I catch next week to you by one by one.. =)


troutrageous1No Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Congrats on the milestone. Very cool…especially for a girl.

BTW – Tell the RNG to skip me. I’ve already got one of Joels flyboxes & his art adorns several walls of my house. His talent is amazing.


Randy DuncanNo Gravatar March 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Congrats on the 100th post. I love the stories and as a new fly fisherman I always pick up something new when I read your blog. Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next 100. Have a Great trip wear a lot of sun screen.


bigerrfishNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

As Joel’s first follower I know his work all to well, I have about 8 of his paintings and no where near enough…
Gongrats on the 100 posts here,, lord knows you busted 200 with obn and here combined.


JMNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

Congrats on the milestone!

I’ll offer up a little bit of advice : rinse your gear off with freshwater EVERY day. I can’t stress this enough. Saltwater will eat your gear. If you plan to use the same fly more than one day you’ll need to rinse it too so rust doesn’t stain it. You’ll probably spend at least some time with your fly line completely off of the reel too , so check the knot that joins it to your backing. I hope you’re able to hook into something other than a Bonefish , you would have a lot of fun catching a big Permit or a Pompano !

Have a safe trip and good luck!


coyote lukeNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

Have fun pickin up bones, and congrats on the post numbers.


ShoremanNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

35 comments on one post? I think that’s a record as well as 100 posts. Congratulations on both.



Al QuackenbushNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

It is a great milestone and a great giveaway. His art is beautiful! I’ll have to read his blog more!


Fred TelleenNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

You’ve got a great blog and the Outdoor Blogger Network Rocks!
Those guides at Andros know their stuff, but one thing I learned on my first saltwater trip was that I still needed to trust my instincts. The flats may be different than trout fishing, but its still fishing. Don’t be afraid of doing something wrong and have a blast.


TomNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Congrats on 100! I think the heart and soul of a blog is to write what you love. Rebecca, you’ve got that part down. Great Blog Great Posts. I am looking forward to reading the next 100. My advise for your trip to the tropocal salt – wear plenty, plenty of sun block. Have a great trip.


ArlingtonGregNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Congrats on your 100th post. Your loyal readers have missed you over here while you followed that sideline! I’ve never done any flats fishing, but I did read Gracie’s post on what’s he’s packing (not much), so I’d try to stay upwind from him.

– Greg


Jeff HedgerNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I don’t know what my friends would say about living vicariously through the adventures of a girl….but congrats on 100!


RebeccaNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Contest is now officially closed and the RNG has picked a winner!

I’ll announce the winner shorty~

Thank you everyone for the comments! You all rock!


Pam FNo Gravatar March 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I only wish I’d found your blogs sooner. A special thanks to Abadbackcast for telling me about The Outdooress which in turn, lead me to the OBN! I’m just glad to see there are many more out there as obsessed as I am, it makes me a little more “normal”!! Congrats on the 100th Rebecca, and SLAY those bonefish!!


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