Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Shout Out #6

I haven't done one of these for a while , so I think it's long over due. Today I'm going to feature three bloggers that I have a great deal of respect for as writers and fishermen. If you're not following these guys in some way , you should add them to your favorites or follow them on Facebook , Twitter or via RSS. Great group of bloggers and some great reads if you look back through their blog archives.

First up is Ken H. who writes The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond under the alias Quill Gordon. Recently , Ken has given us a touching glimpse into his personal life as his community struggles to recover from the hardships caused by hurricane Irene. Be sure to look through the archives for some great reads and a good dose of humor. I'm a big fan of anything he's written chronicling the adventures of his close friend Eugene.

Up next is Mike who writes the blog titled Troutrageous! Mike does a great job of keeping his blog up to date , interesting and relevant to the world of fishing. There's always something fun going on at Troutrageous and for this reason alone it's worth your time. Mike is one of the best bloggers out there and I highly recommend his blog for anyone looking for an entertaining read.

Last , but certainly not least , is Ken G. who writes Waterdog Journal. He's constantly on the move exploring the waters near his home with a rod in hand. His great writing paired with a good eye for photography have carried me along on many trips to the Fox River with him and it's always great reading. I'm a huge fan of the simple yet effective ways Ken fishes , a back to basics approach that a lot of us gear heads could learn from.

That's all for today. Be sure to check these guys out , you won't be sorry!

Have a great week!


  1. I'm not always the best at leaving comments on the blogs that I visit, I have a tendency to dine and dash. But you wouldn't believe how many blogs I visit in any given week. I read voraciously.

    It's an honor and a pleasure to be included in your shout out along with two of my own favorites.

    One of the reasons for my back to basics approach is simple economics. One year long ago I figured out I lost over $100 in lures to the river. Trees, rocks, clean bite offs.

    Now I've decided to spearhead the promotion of a Tenkara version of fishing with spinning gear.

    I need a catchy name. Something Zen like.

  2. Ken G. , I always try to give credit where credit is due! I'm the same way when it comes to leaving comments and I certainly leave a lot of great blogs out when it comes to featuring them here on my blog.

    I'm trying to remedy that , one Sunday at a time!

    Keep up the good work! I know I'll be tuning in often to see this new " Spintara " system that you speak of.

  3. Thanks for the's an honor to be in such good company.

  4. Howdy! Thank you for reading, liking and sharing! It has been a very strange month since Irene and it has been very interesting to see where the project to document the recovery has gone. Another Irene-related post or two and we'll be back to "normal" at Fish in a Barrel pond, complete with an update on Eugene (and I can get back to fishing!).

  5. @troutrageous1 You know I'm a big fan , and I must say you are very modest.

    @Quill Gordon I've enjoyed your blog since I found it , in fact I believe I've read through just about all of the older articles. The posts about Irene have been great , in a sad sort of way. I'm glad that you've managed to put a face on the disaster that many major news outlets have neglected to cover. Hopefully your community will be able to recover quickly.


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