Rationalization: "The oft-times employed self-deceiving practice of deluding
oneself that some piece of fly-fishing gear is desperately needed regardless
of cost." Webster? No . . . James Castwell. You see, I have this tendency
to look with coveting eyes at fly-fishing gear and have longing in my heart,
even when I know I don't have any need or use for the thing whatsoever.
I am sure I am unique in this and you never have such thoughts, never. Ha!
If you don't, you are not quite human and certainly don't belong to the
brotherhood of fly-fishers.
Same thing happens when I look at a magazine too. I actually think I look more
at the ads than the 'content' of one. Hey, that's where the 'NEW STUFF'
is. And the new stuff is what we are all interested in. That is why the manufacturers
put ads in there, to hook you, oops, make that 'show' you all the new stuff. The
very latest of the fly-fishers must have art. You see it, you just gotta
have it! At least that is what they are hoping. The same goes for the
Sponsors Page on Fly Anglers Online.
You see, we work very closely with those guys, when they have something
new, up it goes on the pages behind the little sponsors logos. We can bring
the NEW STUFF to you much faster than any other media
and they know it. That is one of the reasons they are on that page . . . to bring
their new products to YOU! If you aren't in the habit of periodically
checking each of them you are missing out on a lot of the latest things they have.
Like this, did you know that Mustad has a new fly each month? How about the
close-out on gear from Lamiglas? Or, that Flashabou has a fly too, tied by
Larry Dahlberg with one of the products they provide. Watch for a new item
soon from Teton too. (Yes, a reel, but something else too) High quality hackle
is on there, some great buys on already tied flies, a few fine places to go for
great fishing, foot-wear, eyewear, rods, reels, art, tying desks and lights, fly lines, and
all the rest. Just like going into a new fly shop... take your time, look around.
Close-outs, discounts and new gear, constantly changing each month or so.
Don't miss out on this, be sure to look them over. Our data tracking programs
tell us that many of you do, but the purpose of this web site is to bring
you information, and the Sponsors Page is one of the
ways we try to do it. You never know, you might find something you just can't
live without. And remember, it's these guys who pay the bills here at 'good old FAOL'.
~ James Castwell