Hi everybody... My name is Chris Montgomery and have been checking out the forum for a while...I've never posted until tonight and just observed from the sidelines so to speak..I'm relatively new to the north-west, having been raised in western CO and western TX. Fly fishing was something my father and I did as a novelty between meat fishing expiditions (he fed his family on trout while in college), but a part of growing up that I have come to cherish. I still love the taste of a freshly grilled cut-throat but have adopted the catch and release spirit...Been strictly fly fishing since the early 90's... catch and release where regulated and never keep more than I can eat or provide that day. I find no greater satisfaction than that of catching and eating a noble trout on a dry fly. I went on a steelhead fishing trip in New York last year and was really turned off to the idea of pissing a fish off to bite my fly, it didn't stop me from hooking a few on the trip, but turned me off to pursuing the fish here. I love casting a dry and watching a trout rise to it...There is something cathartic and mycstical about the process. I would love to meet some of the interesting characters that post on this board and look forward to encounters on the rivers.