Every so often I run one of these things. An
attempt to get you to help out a friend of yours.
We here try very hard to bring you quality sponsors,
movers and shakers' in the industry who have good
products and some you may not yet heard about.
Often we have on the 'Sponsors' pages information
of things not yet available to the general public.
Sometimes we are the media which they select to
break the information first.
Either way, it seems to work for all. They
benefit by getting their stuff in front of
you, you get to see it before your fly shop
sometimes even knows about it and by so doing
the sponsor supports FAOL so we can bring you
all the rest of the web site.
Here is what you can do now. Do you know of a
small manufacturer with a neat product or service
that you think would benefit from being on FAOL?
We are set up so the little guy with a neat
product or service can get the same exposure
as one of the 'Big Boys.' Not a service easily
found with other media.
If you do you might be really helping them out
by letting them know of us or letting us know
of them. Either way, we all might be better
off with your involvement. There are many
custom rod builders these days, lots of small
inventors of gadgets useful in our sport and
other generally interesting products. Things
like lanyards, wheels on pontoon boats,
fly-floatant; you name it, they make it.
Our philosophy from the start has been that our
customers (you) come first. By that I mean, you
are the most important. Without you there would
be no need for all of this. As the site grew
sponsors became interested and eventually
involved. These are of course necessary to support
the expenses of maintaining a complex of this size.
With the size came more readers and more sponsors.
Customer service has been a goal we have strived
very hard to maintain. All email, phone and guest book
entries get a personal response from FAOL.
We have strived to have state-of-the-art equipment
at all times and it is extremely rare we are not
'on the air.' This might be a left over from our
radio and T.V. days. We both served many years in
front of and behind cameras and microphones in
the past. We have gone through several servers,
upgrading capacity and speed as we grew. Yes,
we are proud of what we have been able to build,
proud that the Ladyfisher's idea was right and
if she built it you would come. She did and you
We are honored we could be part of maintaining
fly-fishing here and world wide too. We have
come a long way but there is still work do do.
Even though we hear from over 110 countries
each month there are yet more out there. Our
hit numbers continue to rise and involvement
increases by wonderful writers from all over.
Interesting and talented folks who are more
than glad to be part of this experiment. We
are solely dependent on and most grateful for
these. For the most part we seek fly-fishers
who have some ability to write. Not an easy
combination but they are out there and many
are now on FAOL.
To put a lid on this, if you can think of a
potential sponsor or writer who may benefit
from associating with us, let us know. We
will handle if from there. ~ JC