Well this is my last time in Noosa. It's always been a bit of a stop over place for me although I did once consider opening up a fishing lodge here. Until, of course, I discovered that saltwater flyfishing really sucks (or to quote Jim Curry AAPGAI on tour in NZ: "Saltwater flyfishing is shit" – although how he knew this on only his third (and last) outing is a complete mystery to me).
Time to think
Actually it's been a bit of an introspective week for me, looking into what I want out of life and who-the-hell-am-I-anyway sort of thing and I think it has come down to on the one hand, I want to do what I want and on the other I want to do what I feel that I should be doing.
In a moment of masterly thought creation I have squared this all away in my mind by saying that I feel that I should be doing what I want to do (as this way around it puts me in the driving seat).
By the way it's taken me thirty-one years to work this out, and I now find myself in the very fortunate position of being able to do exactly what I want all of the time. Yes I really am this base: give me a fishing rod, a laptop and a harem and I'll be perfectly happy – in fact you can keep the laptop.
Pleased that I worked it all out.
Actually it is a bit deeper than that (not much mind) and I have also been looking at that age old question as to whether I want just one woman or an infinite supply, as you can't have both and I appear to have been trying to do just this.
Now I don't want to appear greedy or egotistical or (God forbid) superficial, but I'm not sure that only one woman is enough for me. I mean I'm a pretty reckless fun-loving sort of guy (I think) and let's face it, there are a lot of women out there, many of whom it would be interesting (and fun) to get to know and so, call it spiritual enlightenment if you will, I am proud to announce here on Sexyloops that getting to know as many women as possible is (once again) a very important part of my life.
So I may have had a six-month break from women, but I now fully intend on making up on lost time. Life is far more interesting that way; it's full of chaos and hidden surprises.
And it's good for my fishing too. I seem to have spent most of the last seven years in a various relationships and although they have been (by and large) interesting, I'm now going to do exactly what I want to do all of the time (ie fish and chase women), so I'm going to make my own path – and if at times it involves dynamite then so much the better.
I fly back to the UK next Friday unless I decide to hang around for an extra week – which is extremely unlikely. I'm expecting a chaotic summer since I am not going to base myself in any one place – that would be far too simple.
I'm going to travel between Essex, the West Country, the Midlands and Blairgowrie. As well as this I shall be working in Berlin, East Germany and Spain. And I have fishing trips planned to Denmark, Ireland and possibly Lapland – depending on how I feel about mozzies.
I'm taking bookings and have just increased my tuition rates. It was pointed out to me that several instructors were more expensive than I was and since I could see no good reason as to why this was so, I have decided to charge more.
Remember I have an infinite supply of women to wine and dine – so your money is going to a worthy cause.
I have also become acutely aware that as I have become a better instructor two hours has become too long. One and a half hours is a much better lesson time, so from now on I shall be making my lessons this long – you can book longer of course, that is your choice (I might just not be there for the last half hour or so).
This site is undergoing something of a transformation. Actually it is always undergoing something of a transformation, this is because it's a website that actually does what a website is supposed to do (we think). And I'm starting to knit the whole thing together.
Soon more content will arrive and we are going to do something a little bit exciting in the reviews section.
The next couple of months should prove very entertaining. For a start I've been busy establishing a group of talented individuals around me; from writers, to instructors, to a cartoonist (!) – what on earth can be going on in my mind I wonder? :-)
As a friend who recently discovered a watch while surfing has just said "It's time". Why it is so he wouldn't elaborate (and neither will I - I don't want to give too much away :-)).
Nick Hart, Stanic instructor from the West Country, would really like to be AAPGAI and possibly Manic (he's not so sure whether he can handle all the chillies, but will "give anything a go once") in a wild moment, has volunteered to make his private hell of AAPGAI preparation and examination known to all the Sexyloops readers.
So how will this work then?
Well, as you'd expect from us, we don't know. Not only that, but we don't care either; we are just going to plant the seeds and watch in wonder. What we might do is teach him online and in person and make this process part of The Experience – just a lot further on down the track.
Teaching Nick will start to appear on site this week. Whether or not he passes his AAPGAI, it doesn't matter (to us, at least ;-)), what matters is the exchange of information. Actually I must take my Mugwai Hat off to Nick; it takes some bottle to sit the AAPGAI, it takes an even bigger bottle to make your examination known to the Sexyloops readers.
This is going to be fun :-)
Since this is my last week in Noosa I have a lot of things to do. For example I have to sell my car and catch a fish, both of which may well prove impossible. "Excuse me, would you like to buy a car – just don't open the passenger door since it may fall on top of you".
As for catching fish: well that may happen of course, apparently it has been done. BTW talking of catching fish I have been given a great destination to go to next time near Darwin, but it's more likely that I'll stop off in Mexico – that place comes highly recommended in all departments.
Well as you are aware there are two sorts of fishing trips. One you plan and is called a "planned fishing trip" and the other is spontaneous and is called "life", and since the second involves a high degree of chaos and uncertainty my fishing trips have always had a tendency to be this way inclined.
So this week I'm just going to go with the flow. I have it in mind that I should take a walk over Alexander Bay and chuck a large Clouser variant (all my flies are variants btw – you won't catch me using the same fly as someone else, or twice for that matter) straight into 50 feet of water and see what happens.
What may happen is that I hook a tuna...
Or a mugwai :-)