2010’s days are numbered. Not much, good or bad, is going to happen in these last few days. So, I’m thinking about what 2011 will hold.
This year I don’t have a big trip on the calendar. I think this is going to be sort of catch-as-catch can in terms of bonefishing. I may try to get to Florida in the next few months thanks to either cheap air-fare or frequent flier miles. Now… I don’t know if I’m going to pull that off, but it is something I’m going to try to pull off.
In July we may get to Hawaii for a wedding and if we do get there, I’m gonna do some fish’n. Oahu is not a really easy place to be on your own, from what I’ve read and from the folks I’ve talked to. I am not 100% if we are going to get there or not, but it is in pencil on the calendar.
So… Florida and Hawaii mean that even if I do a couple trips this year it is entirely possible that I might not even catch a bonefish… after all, these are not easy places with complacent and accommodating fish. Once, when I asked someone about bonefishing in Florida they told me I should fish for barracuda instead. Doesn’t inspire confidence.
The odds of me getting to fish with Chris Goldmark in Puerto Rico are low… as are the odds of me getting to Aitutaki to fish with Butch… both things I really want to do. I have to look at 2012 for one of those two trips, probably, maybe, hopefully.
One potentially interesting project is a writing project that I’m involved in that could spawn something worth reading… but we are probably a couple months away from really having something to announce on that with confidence.
Addition to the Family
For my folks… no, not a child. I’m almost certainly getting a Galvan Torque 10 for things like Dorado and Tarpon and I look forward to putting that into the mix along with my bonefishing reels. I loved the Nautilus NV, but I got gift certs to my buddies fly shop… so… I’m getting a Galvan and I’m happy about that.
The Blog Itself
It has been fun watching the blog grow over the last year and I look forward to seeing what happens in 2011. This still isn’t a job, it’s a hobby I do in addition to my duties as a stay-at-home dad. At some point, maybe even a point this coming year, I’m going to have to get some sort of j-o-b again, a thought that inspires something akin to a slightly premature mid-life crisis… which is nice.
Basically, I’m going to stick with it with the whole “post-a-day” thing I’ve been doing for the last while. We’ll see where we end up and where the year takes us.
Thanks for reading.
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