I'm not sure about the best way to do this, so I'm just going to rip the scab off and be done.
I have decided to shut the Finewater blog down. Finewater was started several years ago by me and another troutbum, Geoff Bragg. We were hardcore trout guys, spending days and occasionally weeks chasing wild trout on mountain streams in Tennessee and Georgia. Geoff has since matured into a responsible adult with a mortgage and a picket fence. He rarely posts here now. I on the other hand have evolved, or devolved depending on who you ask, into a diehard carp angler.
Maybe it's just me, but a carp blog called "Finewater" seems a bit incongruous. In any case, I've never been able to reconcile those two things in my head. To make matters worse, I've had this idea bouncing around in my head for awhile about Carp Aficionado. So I guess the fall of Finewater was inevitable, as was the rise of this new blog:
Not to worry. I promise to maintain my usual rigorous standard of posting content with little or no value. I truly hope the handful of folks that follow Finewater will follow me over to Carp Aficionado.
I'll have a link for Finewater at the top of the Carp Aficionado home page. You know, so we can reminisce about old times and such.
But from this point forward, I'll be posting over at Carp Aficionado.
When Poppers Fail—Part 2
3 days ago