Fly Fishing Cookies

| July 17, 2012

If you are internet savvy, then you know what cookies are and how they basically tell sites what you like and what your interests are. I guess it’s not exactly “spyware” – software that spies on you, but after awhile it does know what you are thinking.

I received an e mail today from Amazon, and its subject line is “Best-Selling Fishing Books.” Jeezh, I didn’t know I purchased that many fly fishing, or fishing books from Amazon, but apparently so.

While the titles do pertain to fish, the logic attached to me is still a little bit “fuzzy.” The first title, “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish.” The blurbs describe it as an, “exquisitely detailed love story, the tale of Matt Rigney’s love of the lions and tigers of the sea—the bluefin tuna, swordfish, and marlin …”. Okay, I think I will pass on that one.

Other inclusions in my personal e mail include an L.L. Bean title (they must write a book a day) “The Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing,” which usually aren’t, and the “Orvis Fly Fishing Guide,” which could be good, but still makes me leery because it includes the word “Ultimate” in the title. Probably not. And at the bottom of the interest pile, “Fishing For Dummies.” I am pretty sure there’s a Fly Fishing For Dummies out there, but again the fuzzy cookie logic missed just a little. Nope.

I have to admit they are getting closer with a title like, “What Fish Don’t Want You to Know: An Insider’s Guide to Freshwater Fishing.” That is a title that opens the door to question what it is I don’t know. Yes, that is a big answer, but does this book really have the answers? Tempting.

If I were fly fishing the Upper Midwest United States, then the title, “Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams,” by Ann R. Miller, has enough favorable reviews, and a crazy high price tag – to boost my interest. Interesting.

Coming this week are posts on fly fishing music, local fly reporting and a look at the late summer itinerary for the Texas Gulf Coast fly fishing. There are a lot of changes in day-to-day operations around my neck of the woods, with a possible move of my photography business to a new 1200 square foot shared location and a rejiggering of the home fly shop to a bigger brighter area that may be eligible for rod building, but will at least give a little breathing room for the spread.

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