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Discussion in 'New Features, Site News, Issues Info.' started by Chris Scoones, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Reel Fishman

    Reel Fishman New Member

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    Hello everybody! I am new to this forum. My name is David Fishman, (hence Reel Fishman)... I have flyfished on and off, mostly off, for a few years. Lately I have been fishing more than ever, bout once a week. I like fishing for most cold water fish's, (trout, salmon). I find flyfishing very therapeutic, (you know calms the anxiety, I have two teens). I still haven't cought that elusive steelhead yet. Actually I haven't cought a salmon either! Good thing is, I am still anticipating that very first fight, and I am still as motivated as ever. I hope by joining this forum and reading all your success stories, I might join the club.

    I am a part time humorous writer and have written short stories regarding fishing. It's amazing what you can write about when your not catching anything! LOL. Anyway.................

    It will be nice to meet all of you,

    David.
     
  2. Tim Garton

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    Hi all. Good evening. Sitting hear listening to classical NPR and reading fly fishing posts. Finally... a fly fishing forum site with significant traffic. Can't comment on the quality of traffic but, since I just started fly fishing in June what the hell do I know about quality anyway. Glad to be here.
     
  3. esoxesox

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    Hello from a Duluth, MN steelheader!!!

    I bumped into your site doing research for timing a trip to see my Mom in Seattle to make sure I get a little time on the water (she moved out west from MN a couple years ago). Fantastic site!!! Great info and a lot of traffic which keeps things interesting. I wish we had something like that for the Lake Superior tribs. Well, no, I don't. None of the little streams around here need any more publicity than they already get. A dozen guys on most of the north shore streams are a crowd. Most if my time from late September through November is spent chasing Brule River steelhead. The river is gorgeous and the fish are a challenge. Spring sends me up Lake Superiors North Shore in search of the spring run fish that enter the streams in early April through late May. Lake Superior steelhead aren't terribly huge. Fish in the low 30 inch class are the big ones while most fish we get are 24"-28". They are a tremendous battle though. Beats the snot out of the local favorite walleyes that fight like a wet boot.

    Anyway, happy to have found the site. Thanks for opening it up to those of us DREAMING of NW steel!!!


    Scot
    aka - esoxesox
     
  4. Dan Kell

    Dan Kell New Member

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    I joined the board recently. I've been fly fishing for about 25 years now. I got the fly fishing bug after fishing the Klamath in California for steelhead with a neighbor. We used Silver Hiltons on a spinning rod with bubbles. I actually started tying flies before I ever picked up a fly rod. I finally built a fly rod and haven't looked back since.
     
  5. Hello,
    I am new to this site and new to fly fishing. I am a native West Seattleite and have been fishing in the Seattle area all my life but mainly for salmon in the sound. I then got into spin casting for salmon awhile back. This last fall I tried fly fishing and bought a rod this spring. I took the summer off from work and fished a lot all summer. The snoqualmie, the Stilly, The Sky, the Yak. and some on the Provo in Utah, plus a ton of WA. lakes (though I didn't really care for the lake fishing).
    I went just about anywhere my old car could go. I have read a 3 or 4 books on fly fishing and trying to get the basics down so I can catch more fish. I'm looking forward to using this site as a tool for knowledge and meet some people who are also looking to fish with someone newer. If you'd like to go fishing let me know? I am as I said in West Seattle so nothing is convenient, but I don't mind driving.
    Frank
     
  6. Charlie S

    Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    Experienced fly fisher still learning after well over 50 years of waving the rod. Like to tie, build rods, help teach anything about fly fishing and related subjects, especially to kids. Moving to Spokane in the near future to retire and fish the rest of my life away.
     
  7. Steelhead Stud

    Steelhead Stud New Member

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    Hello,

    My name is David Thurman. Studying at UW in civil engineering (Juvenile Fish Passage in Culverts). I joined the site to see about when silvers were coming in on the beaches (didnt really happen). I have been spey fishing for about 7-8 years and grew up fishing the Sandy and Deschutes in Oregon. I am enjoying the rivers of this state a lot. I will most likely not post though.

    Cheers!
     
  8. kstrehle

    kstrehle New Member

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    My name is Keven Strehle and I was introduced to this site by a fishin buddy of mine and it is a tremendous resource. Kudo's to the administrators!
    I produce a TV show called NW Backroads and during the last six years I have tried to get as much of your passion on the air. It doesn't hurt that I am a die hard fly-fisherman. If you know of great fishing stories, or of great personalities that would make compelling TV, please doen't hesitate to pitch it. I would love nothing more than to make the show as much about fishing as I possibly can, but need your help. If you like what we do, let us know and we'll do more.

    Tight lines! Keven
     
  9. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky New Member

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    Well, I will tell you all straight up.. I know nothing about fly fishing, except that I want to learn how to do it. I live in Seattle and want something to do that will get me out on the rivers and wilderness in general. I got my first copy of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and a pamphlet on the basic how to's on the sport in the mail today.

    I don't even own a rod yet, but I am going to get one and start practicing my casting. I am self employed and have time I can take to learn how to fly fish and travel to fishing spots here locally and further off in Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.

    I have been an outdoors sportsman most my life. Hunting Elk, bow hunting mule deer, hunting chuckar, even trapped bobcat and coyote for a few years in northern Nevada back in the 1980's. Never fly fished though.

    This is a great site, I can tell that already from the short time I have visited. Looking forward to learning from you all. I might even keep you posted on my progress, or lack of it, lol!
     
  10. Slooper Sizer

    Slooper Sizer New Member

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    Hello all,

    My name is Chris Sergeant, and I am excited to start utilizing the wealth of information on this site. I live in the grand old neighborhood of Ballard, which is a great place, but most days I daydream about being somewhere east of the mountains.

    I grew up in south King County and have fished my entire life, but only took up flyfishing about 3 years ago. I am a total hacker. But I do enjoy sitting next to a river or floating on lakes while flogging away, and am currently interested in improving my knowledge of:

    - The Yakima River
    - Trout in small Columbia Basin creeks (NOT Rocky Ford)
    - Carp on flats
    - Sea-run cutthroats

    I look forward to future conversations with some of you!
     
  11. Blue

    Blue Active Member

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    Hi there, A good friend from the islands turned me on to this forum so, I thought I would check it out.
    I grew up in Glenn's Ferry, Idaho (Sturgeon territory) and the snake was my back yard. Started fishing very young and never out grew it.
    I am FF all the way and guide on occassion. Play Rock and Roll on the weekends. Life doesn't get any better.
    Word of warning, I am a walking billboard for Orvis, but I am also a freak for McFarland Glass and Oyster Bamboo.:thumb:
     
  12. Rick Baerg

    Rick Baerg addicted

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    Good day all! :)

    My name is Rick Baerg and I am from Chilliwack, BC Canada, which is only three hours from Seattle! I am new to this board and enjoying it very much. I am a full time fishing guide in the Vancouver/Fraser Valley and have been doing it for the last eight years. I have been fishing since I was a little boy and have lived and fished in several different areas in BC, Terrace; on the banks of the Skeena and it's tribs, Williams Lake; Caribou/Chilcotin stillwaters and river and down here on the mainland. I have been fly fishing and tying since I was twelve years old and started Spey casting in 1996, boy time fly's. I haven't done much steelheading in your neck of the woods but I have fish some of your stillwaters quite a bit, Pass and Phazon lakes. Looking forward to fishing some of your steelhead rivers this year as I have the disease, steelhead itis, unfortunately I am addicted! :beer2:
     
  13. Fish Finder

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    Hi all!;) Word of mouth travels fast! Was told about this site through my friend Rick (above), and having fun being here as well.:) Been fishing forever, for anything that swims, (especially steelies) but have concentrated on chucking feathers for about 10 years on both BC's mainland and interior stillwaters and flows. Did a little trout fishing down your way for the first time this summer, and had a great time. Now I'll be looking to make more visits your way. Great Site!

    Finder;)
     
  14. Merch

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    Hi, I am new to the site as well. I grew up in South Sound fishing for SRC and salmon then spent some time over in Pullman where I learned about steelhead.

    Most of my fishing was done on the Grande Rhonde and the snake. While in Pullman I got the fly fishing bug from a friend who is a fanatic about the sport.

    For the past several years I have been out of action with the kids but am starting to get back into shape and have even been out for chumm and SRC.

    I look forward to learning from the resident experts and maybe being able to contribute now and again.

    Great site!

    Merch
     
  15. razorback

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    My name is Chris I really did not like fishing at all but, I was at sportsman show last year, and saw this guy with a fly rod casting out into a man made pond. He ask if I wanted to try so I picked up this fly rod he showed me the cast. and well I got into it. I am now $2000 into my new sport. This year I have landed 30 kings 12 steelheads cant wait for next years fish run !!!!!!