It’s May 15 – 22 on South Andros Island.
It’s an unholy matrimony of bonefish and blogs, fins and Facebook, tails and Twitter.
It’s Deneki FIBFest!
It’s pretty simple actually – we think there are some folks writing really high-quality stuff online about fly fishing these days, and we wanted to get a few of them together for a week at Andros South to hang out, see our program and have some good times while commiserating about blogs and stuff. The FIB in FIBFest stands for Fishing Industry Bloggers. Got it?
So from May 15th to the 22nd, a small group of us will spend the week bonefishing, and you’ll get to read all about it online, both during and after the trip. You’ll see blog posts, Facebook updates, and yes, we’re even going to give you the blow-by-blow on Twitter.
Here’s the lineup of folks who got tricked into joining us for the week. The best part? These guys are great writers (and there’s a pretty good photographer in the mix as well).
- Kirk Deeter. Kirk and his partner in crime Tim Romano write FlyTalk, the fly fishing blog for Field and Stream. Also, he’s the Editor of Angling Trade, covering the business of fly fishing in North America.
- Bruce Smithhammer. Bruce is a regular contributor on buster wants to fish, and his stuff has also been seen in the neighborhood of The Drake Magazine.
- Michael Gracie. Michael has actually pulled off a blog about technology, finance and fly fishing, and even more amazingly…it’s a great read.
- Pete McDonald. Pete writes Fishing Jones. It’s real good. He also writes about boats.
- Louis Cahill. You’ve seen Louis’s name on our blog approximately 3.9 times per week since he visited Andros South in January. He takes real good pictures.
We should point out that we wanted to invite far more folks than we had room for at the lodge – we hope to do it again!
Many of the stories from the week you’ll see on the sites of the folks mentioned above in the upcoming months. That being said, we’ll do our best to keep you posted during the week.
We’ve created a list on Twitter that a few of us will be posting to during the week. You can check it out even if you don’t use Twitter – it’s just an easy to check in and see what we’re up to on any given day.
We’ll be posting on our Facebook page during the week as well.
Wish us luck!