“Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else.” ~ Walt Whitman (src)
I want to lead with saying I had an excellent Independence Day weekend. On the holiday itself I grilled enough meat and (sweet) potatoes to satiate 400% of the party size actually being served. But, the leftovers have been serving me well and in fact I just finished working through a plate of shrimp and pork ribs before moving over to write this post.
Note: anyone immersed in firearm hunting or any other branch of recreational shooting might roll their eyes into the back of their heads as they read the same things they've heard from 1000 other new firearm seekers and owners since early 2020. And after considering this, I briefly considered canning the post. But, if part of the point of this blog is to document my journey and learning experiences as a student of these hobbies (and it is), then witholding posts to protect the sensibilities of angry/ belligerent readers who are (possibly far) more experienced than I on these topics doesn't seem to make much sense to me. So let the warning be sounded: this post depicts not-so-graphic content of an amateur complaining about finding guns and ammo during the present supply shortage.
As I continue to seek out resources to utilize in the pursuit of improving my fly casting, I came across one I thought would be worthwhile to discuss here: an April 2021 episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast titled Seven Deadly Sins of Fly Casting, with Josh Nugent