Friday, October 22, 2021

Wrapping Up

Well, it's about time. This is the final update here. 

Recent years, it has been very time consuming for me to update on this blog. Social media, Facebook and Instagram, have been far more popular than blog formats and much easier and faster to update. And I understand that what majority of people expect, including myself. Also in my case, I want to keep my website: up to date. Besides, this website is powerful enough to integrate everything from business information, fishing report, social media, to photo galleries. In fact I have just transferred all the important contents to my website. 

I also admit that my point of view have changed in the recent several years. Fishing and fly dressing have become more personal and intimate, hence I see that the fishing during the guide trips are clients' own personal fishing experience. Yes, I'm still using social media yet it's been brief and less often. I can't remember the last time I did selfie with trout (the most recently I caught a huge carp on the Bighorn, that definitely had to be selfie!!). 

Another reason would be that I've been getting more engagements in other platforms, which are getting popular on their own, than on this blog. There had been many readers, who even became my fishing clients, through these blogs both in English and Japanese. So this blog has served for me and now time for me to move on. 

I do not close down, per se. I'll leave it as it has been but no more updates. 

Thank you for your readership over the years. See you on other media or on the river!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

2021 Season


The 2020 season was not as grim as it had sounded. I was able to keep myself busy with guide trips. I just didn't have time to update here. I did some on Facebook and Instagram. Please follow me up over there!!

Well, 2021 is here. Things seem to look a bit brighter than the last year. It's about time to predict river flows for the season and I'm booking trips. But the first thing first, please stay healthy and positive. 

A couple of contingency protocols from 2020 continue:

  • Booking/cancelling policy remains the same. As long as COVID is the reason and we have to cancel trips, there will be no cancelling fees. Again, there may be another pandemic that would restrict clients' travels and/or my outfitting operation. We remain flexible and most importantly keep in touch. 
  • I again am not sure if I renew the Yellowstone National Park guide permission. Just FYI to clarify, I'm a Montana state licensed outfitter which is renewed and current. YNP is a different jurisdiction that requires a different application/permission. Please inquire. Jumping to the 2022, I WILL RENEW the permission for sure!!
Meanwhile, since the end of 2020 guide season, I've been working on a big project. It's coming along. Here's a glimpse............ I hope I can announce something soon!