Upon spending a few hours perusing my favorite interweb reads and getting up to speed, I was reminded that it’s a New Year by the countless year-end recaps and New Year resolution posts that have inundated the blogosphere. I was also reminded of how much of a slacker, with regards to this blog, I have become for failing to publish a 2012 summary or 2013 oath of my own.

After a little research I realized I have never made one of these posts. I’m not the type of person that generally goes with the grain, but in an effort to fit in with my blogging cohorts I decided to post up my first annual, I have to start somewhere, year-end review and resolutions for the New Year.

2012 Review
1. New Friends – I met a number of people over the course of year that I’m grateful call friends. Lots of good memories from the various trips we made together.
2. New Water – I was able to explore many new areas with the assistance of a few horses, 3.5 to be precise, at the stern of my craft. I see more horses in my future.
3. Photography – I shot thousands upon thousands of photos over the year some of which I haven’t looked at since the day they were shot. I’ve come a long way in this avenue, but there’s still plenty of room for growth. I foresee a thinner wallet and more glass in my future.

2013 Vows
1. Change – This will be a year of change to this blog as well as in my personal and professional life. I plan to revamp this badly outdated site. I’m excited about the days to come, which should include more fishing.
2. Travel – I have a trip to the Bahamas planned for late March. This will be my first time to travel internationally and my first time fishing for bonefish. I’m looking forward to this trip. I’m going with a great group of guys…it’s going to be a blast. In addition, I have several other trips on the agenda slated for this year.
3. Fly Fishing and Tying – I will continue to pursue knowledge in the realm of fly fishing. I will continue to work on the pathetic appendage swinging I call a cast. I will also spend more time at the vise copying other people creations and creating a few of my own.
4. Cinematography – Video along with photography are my creative outlets. Last year I spent more time shooting pictures than video. I plan to move my focus to video in the coming year.

There you have it…my recap and resolutions.

About the author

Jeremy Chavez is a full-time fly and light tackle fishing guide who hails from the Bayou City (Houston, Texas for those of you not in the know). He eats, sleeps and breathes fish. He left (he was laid-off but who's keeping tabs) his career as a bean counter (he has a master's degree in accounting) to chase his dream of becoming a nomadic fish bum.

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