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“My name is Mike, and I am a fly-fishaholic.â€

 

By now I think that ISA has the check for my dues. Though this makes me legit, I should introduce myself before I get into the great looking topics on this forum. As I say in my statement, I am on a mission to do more fly fishing and I think this is the right place to come for that.

 

The sequence on my resume is correct. I caught my first fish on a fly when I was 5. I started tying flies when I was 12. I started fly fishing when I was 15. When I was 5, my father tied a Black Gnat on the toy pole I was using and showed me how to catch the Bluegills that swarmed under the dock. By the time I was 12, my room was filling up with model airplanes. My father thought that my dexterity would be better used if I tied trout flies and bass streamers for him. Finally at 15 I started casting my own flies.

 

I should have kept at it better than I did. However, like Rip Van Winkel, I slumbered through many years. Over the last 15 years I have been getting back into bass fishing, tying, and fly fishing. I now have 2 of my father’s bamboo fly rods, three of my fiberglass rods, and a starter collection of 2 graphite fly rods. I hope to be a rare percent of a percent. Only a small percentage of fishermen own fly rods and only a small percentage of those use them.

 

PS I was wrong. The last estimate I came across said that 60% of anglers owned fly rods. But only 1% used them regularly. This would say that 0.6% were regularly fly fishing while the rest of the fishing is done some other way.

 

Now I feel ready to get into the forum topics.

 

Mike

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[quote “My name is Mike, and I am a fly-fishaholic.”

 

 

 

Only a small percentage of fishermen own fly rods and only a small percentage of those use them.

 

 

 

 

Oh, there's way more of us than you would think. When the date for the Fly tying event is set, i hope you can join us.

 

Joseph

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Welcome Mike G!

 

I think you'll find that there's a good percentage of us who are fly fisherman. Definitely try to make it out to our monthly tying meeting. And, plan on attending the Bassbugger fishing outings (check the calender).

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Thank you Michael T and others who have replied. Thanks for the notice on the session. Too bad I will be out of town on business Monday. Nashville, someone had to go :rolleyes:

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