Hey everyone, In the process of moving back to the PNW and will be living in Seattle by Jan 2012. I've fished since I was 4 years old, picked up a fly rod about 7 years ago but didn't really start working on it until about 3 years ago. I've spent the last 3 years fishing small creeks in Southern CA, the east and west sides of the Sierras, and a bit of backpacking waters as well. From opportunistic creek fish to picky size #24 eaters, trout fishing on the fly has been a blast. I also took up fishing the surf and love how quick, easy, and relaxing it can be, and you never know what you're going to hook. I like fishing dries as much as humanly possible and I cringe at the site of an indicator, although nymphing on technical waters can be quite rewarding. I also love pulling streamers and getting that reaction bite and feeling the jolt through the fly line when the fly gets hammered. I grew up gear fishing saltwater, but turned to fly fishing since it was much cheaper (for trips, not gear), didn't require a boat, and is a whole new adventure. I still try to jump on a long range trip out of San Diego every now and then, but it gets expensive. I also went through a largemouth bass fishing phase, but trout has taking the top priority. I'm excited to return to Seattle with more flyfishing experience and I'm looking forward to creek fish and fishing the sound. I'm also hoping to get into spey fishing and am bracing myself for the steep learning curve I'm in for.