Honk if you like water

By Tom Chandler 6/30/2006

My brother called and said I sounded a little beat up in my last couple posts, so in response, today is Good News Friday! (Well, we've got some Stupid News too, but at least that's fun).

Like Water for Money...
Meant to post this one a couple days ago but it got lost in the shuffle; another judge has handed corporate giant Nestle their ass in the ongoing legal dispute over Nestle's rapacious deal for McCloud's water. This was a pretty heinous example of a corporation taking advantage of a small town - even to the point that Nestle supplied the lawyer that "evaluated" the contract for McCloud. Without going into extensive detail, the deal was rushed through by a small committee in McCloud without public review, and it turned out to be a real hummer. Glad to see it go.

All That Glitters is Probably Expensive...

For those with way more money than what my parents would call "common sense" we offer the following story about bejeweled flies that some yutz actually fished. As much as you have to admire conspicious consumption, I get cranky when I lose a fly built with $0.62 worth of materials, so there's little chance I'll be ordering any of these soon...

Fun Blog...

If you're bored and are interested in non-fly fishing blogs, here's one from Florida that was humorous and fun. Visit Hornetbear here.

Fishing Fun
Looks like a couple fishing opportunities for me over the weekend. Tonight might find the exhaused, LT Nancy and I up at a local lake, and over the weekend we're looking at our hike-in-to-a-remote-lake opportunities. Life is good.

I've got one more bit of good news, but I'm writing it up now and posting it later today. Enjoy Good News Friday, no matter how you spend it. See you on the river, Tom Chandler


Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.


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