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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012: A Year Of Not Fishing!

Well it is New Year's Eve folks.  Actually when you read this, it will be New Year's Day but you get where I am going with this.  I decided to take a short trip back through 2012 to see how I did fishing.  It was a little depressing if I do say so myself.  I only managed to get out on the water 21 days.  This was less than I did last year.  I managed to catch 9 different species of fish with a grand total of 582.  Working the math, that means I averaged 27.71 fish per outing which, surprisingly, is 3 more fish on average than last year.  Mother Nature played a huge part in my lack of fishing this past year.  On the plus side, sales at J&M Flies increased!  That meant more time at the vise and less time on the water as well.  We branched out a little, selling more and got more exposure which we needed and wanted.  For that, we would like to say thank you.

2012 Fish Caught:
Fall Fish-15
Red Eyed Rocks-13
Long Eared-398

Again, doing the math, it would seem that for every smallmouth caught, I caught 5.42 panfish.  Maybe I need to change my name to the Panfish Persuader or Panfish Whisperer.  I was kind of surprised at my lack of large numbers of trout in 2012.  I didn't even land a brookie.  Well actually I didn't even fish for a brookie.  So sad.  I also didn't land a single largemouth on the fly rod. sad.  I am hoping that 2013 will be different.  While I am definitely a warm water fly fisherman, I really would like to catch more of those elusive trout.  I guess though that would mean I actually have to target them more than 3 times like I did in 2012 huh?

Thanks to our fans, followers, and customers who are helping to get us to where we want to be.  We hope you will follow us into the new year.  We have some great ideas in mind for some J&M Flies swag, a new website, and a big fish contest among other things.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.  We wish you all the best in 2013.

By the way, I may now own more T.F.M. stuff than anybody else.  One hoodie, one sun mask, and four T-shirts.  Can Cameron be an addiction?


  1. I have that last shirt. I wish you the best for 2013. I'll be following.

    1. Thanks Kevin. I think I need a long sleeve version of it now.

  2. I'm not going anywhere either Jeff! You had a fine year and you've got another to look forward to. Happy New Year!

  3. Hi, Jeff. I am a little late making the rounds after holidays catching up on all my blog reading. Just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful New Year and many happy hook ups! P.S. My goal for the New Year is to work on Howard and bring him over to the "dark side" of fly fishing.

  4. I guess I'm a Cam addict too, but I've only got 2 tees a hoodie, sun mask, and a whole lot of stickers, but I will be adding to that soon