Thank you. I really mean that. You have taken the time,
your hard earned leisure time, to stop in here each week
and see what we're up to. That's an investment on your
part, an investment of time and involvement; I hope we
give you your monies worth. We do try. Each week we
attempt to have something for everyone, something related
to fly fishing. It's an enjoyable task, obviously or we
wouldn't be still doing it. Ten years now and a new issue
I think we have a great readership; you. You're in good
company, some say that's how one should judge themselves,
by the company they keep.
In our society these days, what with iPod's, T.V., computers,
radio and who knows what, it's far too easy to just sit back
and be a passive target of information. Being a receptacle for
information is not communication. It's being a sponge. Once
in a while we see evidence of it on our bulletin board, someone
will just ask a question instead of even attempting to find the
answer or information. Nothing wrong with that, there may be
many answers and ideas involved. But, reading. Reading things
like my column and the LF's and the other writers who each week
bring you some thoughts on their world at the moment, that's
where real communication takes place.
The exchange of thoughts and ideas lately is almost a rare
event. Too often the information super-highway is just a
'one-way street'. Exchanging thoughts requires risk. A
possible shaking up of our settled ideas. New information
and a new dimension may materialize. Whole new avenues of
involvement might happen. That's a risk. But, that's a risk
you have obviously weighed and found agreeable. You have
'spent' your time and 'risked' your thoughts to what ever
we might present to you. That's what I want to thank you
for. Your trust. Confidence. Patience. Involvement. Support.
Together, readers supporting the writers, the writers working
for the readers, all of us joining together can make this
website a pleasant place to be truly a fraternity of flyfishers.
The one website which provides, no matter how or where we fish,
no matter what quality of equipment or how good we are with it,
the place we can all come to and find what we are looking for.
FAOL has become what you have made it. We just stood by and gave
you a place to build it. Congratulations. I think you've done a
fine job and are making a good investment. ~ JC