Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Splash..........

JUMP RIGHT IN......


So, I have.  Now, for years I have blogged my experiences fly fishing and fly tying, and, used several picture headers to display my blog effects.  For some reason, I never committed to having a Blog Logo.  Something identifiable that other BlogBuddies and readers of my blog could use as a way of recognizing in connection with fly tying and fly fishing that my blog truly does have an I.D.  I know I have really dragged my feet on this and procrastinated for way too long.

In my previous post I wrote about how I had been very fortunate to win a Sketch of a toothy Northern Pike and a book  from Ralph at Ralph's Fly Box.  I was so impressed with Ralph's sketch that I gave some thought to contacting Ralph to see if he would be interested in doing a sketch that I could use for my Blog Logo and Blog Header on my blog.  I had no idea if Ralph had the time or the interest in helping me, but, I thought what the heck did I have too lose.  So I followed through by contacting Ralph and tossed out my idea and checked on the feasibility of him helping me out.  Well, Ralph and I spent a day communicating back and forth via email and discussed what I wanted, how I wanted it too look, and other layout details.  Ralph did all the rest.

I cannot begin to tell you, Ralph, how you have breathed new life into my blog with your work. Ralph was very quick and before two days had gone by I had a new logo for the blog that you see above.  I made some layout changes based on discussion with Ralph and today you see the end product.

Ralph and I would really love to have your opinions of what you see and how it appears from your end of the blogging and internet world.

We need your feedback and as Ralph said "Be Honest With Us."

Note also some blogging direction I have taken here.  An Ol' Geezer needs to stay focused! 
 
"Packing Fun Into Your Fly Tyin' & Fly Fishin' - Focusing On Panfish - Where The Fun All Began....."

Thinking back, The Bluegill was my first love fly fishing and fly tying.  The Fun they provided got me started on this life trek.  So, this is my way of paying the little Panfish back for all it has done for me.

 
 

18 comments:

  1. I like it! Gills need respect too :).

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    1. Thanks, Will, they sure do! I wonder how many life's have been effected by the Bluegill family over the years...........

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    2. Hey Mel, this is a great site. Gonna really enjoy our friendship. I have already shared it on my page.

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    3. Hey, Toby1255 (Charles), thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. You are always welcome here anytime! I hope our friendship is a great one for both of us. Is their a link to you that I can follow here, too?

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  2. Mel, love the new header.
    Ralph well done.

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    1. Thank you, Alan. It is nice to be recognized by my BlogBuddies. Hope Ralph reads these comments. He did a terrific job!

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    1. Howard, Ralph did a wonderful job! I would recommend Ralph to anyone for he is a mass of talent. Again, I hope Ralph catches the comments here. I am sure he would be pleased.

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  4. Nice logo. Can't beat those bluegill. I just bought a Bluegill decal from Nate Karnes. Gotta show love for those fighters.

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    1. Thank you, Josh. I know you share some of the same passion for warm water fish...........

      I will take a Bluegill on a light rod anytime, any day! How do I go about contacting Nate Karnes so I can pickup a Bluegill decal?

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  5. I like it. I too, went outside for a logo. Joel DeJong (A year on the fly) to be exact. Always cool when you can have a snazzy logo.

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    1. Thanks, Mark! I knew that you and Howard and others had beat me to the bunch by getting a nice logo. I figured it was time for me to put up or shut up....
      "Snazzy" I like that term.........

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  6. Mel
    You know anything with bluegill in it has my attention; impressed with the new look!!!

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    1. You bet, Bill, I know that. Now, if I could only find some "Bulls" like you chase down your way. Thanks for the compliment on the logo and appearance. I think we all can appreciate the work that Ralph has demonstrated.........

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  7. I've never stopped chasing bluegill.
    Thanks for the blog

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    1. Hi, David. Thank you for the visit and leaving a comment. They are always welcome here, Brother Bluegill!!

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  8. Makes me want to tie up some little Gurglers and go fishin'. But I have to wait for the ice to go away.

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    1. Hi, Joe! You and I are in the same boat my friend. My local ponds are covered with Ice. Tying flies, reading about fly fishing, and blog work is taking up my time till we get a good thaw. Thanks for your visit and comment. They are always welcome here.

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