Monday, May 24, 2010

Muskie Streamer

Here is a muskie streamer with a bit of camera manipulation for the Canadian aviation map background.

I have purposely kept politics out of this blog, and will continue to do so because fly fishing and politics don't ever need to mix just like work and fly fishing need to be kept apart, however.....  A while ago our president caught heat over a comment he made over our social dependence on technology. Now while the prez & I have not seen eye to eye on a number of issues, I tend to agree with him on this one. Kids are growing up today without an understanding of the natural word around them and are escaping into their ipods and playstation instead of being outdoors and interacting with people.
  To cut to the chase,as a Blogger I'm as guilty as the next guy when it comes to using technology ( this post is from my smart phone ) but used properly it is a valuable tool to learn. An example is last year I  had less than a dozen days with a fly rod in hand. This year I've exceeded that and then some plus learned and grew as a fly fisherman and painter. I think a mix of old and new is healthy, to much technology and one looses sight of where we have been, to much focus on the past and you can't see the the road ahead.  Use technology as a tool and never forget that that is all it is.

Bottom Line... Don't let our kids escape from reality, use the internet to find a killer blue line and take them fishing.

2 comments:

Bigerrfish said...

Amen to that.... to, add to that if you dont mind....
Anything materialistic,,, technology related or not, those things are merely tools,, tools for the mind, to manipulate life, to gain ground, and get there, with little or no carnage.

Use the Internet as a slave, for it has no pulse, Be aware of the human hearts that linger there, Take what you want and leave the rest...

These are my own words.
Joel,, see you at the top...

Mike said...

You are spot on!!! A great tool, but just a tool.