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New Additions and Changes

by: David Coulson 10/16/2013

I think on constant in life if change.  That’s also true with Fish Explorer.  We’ve always worked to make change a positive to the site and I’m quite sure that you’ll concur that our recent additions/changes are for the better.

First, help me congratulate John “Tiny” Stevens who’s been promoted to a Field Editor.  It’s long overdue and something I should have done sooner, but it was actually Matt who got the ball rolling.  Why the delay?  Well we’re in the process of revamping the Field Editor to more a regional basis where Field Editors will have controls similar to the State Editor at a regional level.  I shouldn’t have delayed moving Tiny up the ladder. He’s been a long time Contributor to Fish Explorer in many ways, skipper, Blogger, Lake Editor, and organizer of many great events. Thank you Tiny for all you’ve done and there’s no doubt you’ll be outstanding as a Field Editor.

Second, please welcome Mitch Bradshaw aka MNBassFisher as our most recent Blogger.  Since joining Fish Explorer the first of the year, Mitch has been active as a Skipper, posting on the forum, and contributing conditions reports. He is a contributor to groups outside Fish Explorer, so I feel extremely fortunate that we have one of his talents blogging for us.  His first blog on ice fishing (not a favorite topic of mine) illustrates his talents.  Help me welcome Mitch as a blogger.

Finally, I’m pleased to announce the addition of another article to Fish Explorers already outstanding collection, “Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park,” by Dick Shinton.  This work has been published prior to our posting it here.  However, the information is outstanding and we’re pleased to make it readily available to our membership.  Special thanks go to Tom McInerney aka opencage who took the initiative to get permissions and prep the article for publication on  I know the season is drawing to a close for Rock Mountain National Park, but the information is timeless and will prove useful come next season.

These are but three changes that have taken place this last week and look for many more as we move forward.

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Member comments
IceFishingFool, CO   10/16/2013 6:26:50 PM
Congrads, And Welcome, John, Mitch, Tom.
Tiny Stevens, CO   10/17/2013 1:59:55 AM
Thanks Dave and Matt for the opportunity to give back to the site that has meant so much to my fishing growth and life! I hope that I can serve well in the position and that I can help to make Fish Explorer bigger and better than it has ever been! Tiny
Coyute, CO   10/17/2013 7:26:19 AM
Grats Tiny! I think it will be awesome having someone more interested in fishing at this level than being on a pulpit. I am also interested in what MNBassFisher has in store for us. Maybe it's time to cut some of the blogger's dead weight. Some of the cats listed as bloggers here never have anything to say unless they are trying to sell us something. They come in with their obligatory gung-ho greeting and a list of their sponsors and then all we hear is crickets.
David Coulson (Flyrodn), CO   10/17/2013 7:38:47 AM
Actually, several who were bloggers are gone. We don't give a lot of fanfare to removals. As I said look for more changes as we move forward. We see editors becoming more regional and playing a greater role in managing their regions.
Coyute, CO   10/17/2013 7:42:22 AM
Good news. I hope you follow suit with some of the field editors.
MNBassFisher, CO   10/17/2013 9:35:12 AM
Thanks Dave! I appreciate the opportunity and will do my best to put up consistent blogs to help spark an interest/educate/and give back to the many readers and viewers of FxR! I'm going to have to try and get you out on the ice this winter, I've got all the gear so you'll be warm! If we were to get into a mess of fish, I'm sure you would find at least a little fun it it! ha
David Coulson
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