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  1. aaronrocker

    aaronrocker New Member

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    Well im new to this particular forum. I live in Puyallup and have never touched a fly rod a day in my life. Grew up in Indiana originally and lived in Kansas for six years. Been in Washington for a year now, Air Force, and love it so far.

    My main vice is duck hunting but I always fished when I was in Kansas, largemouth mostly. Now that i am in the PNW and have an opportunity to learn the art of fly fishing i feel like i would be doing myself a disservice not to. I cant spend all summer thinking about when i can shoot birds and busting clays(although busting clays was my past time last summer and will be one of my big ones this offseason as well) so i am going to give her a go.

    I will more than likely just lurk this site for a bit as i have no fly fishing advice or opinion of tactics whatsoever but didnt want to chime in on topics and have no one recognize the handle either.

    Well, looking forward to learning anything i can, not to include spots, about the sport.

    Thanks, Aaron.
     
  2. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Aaron. Welcome.

    Chris
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I give up 95% of my spots.
     
  4. aaronrocker

    aaronrocker New Member

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    In that case i will watch your post extra carfully. hahaha
     
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    <--- Crazy about spots. Welcome to the forum
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You don't know that many different places to fish. All you seem to do is go the RFC. Ha,Ha.
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Well.... then I will give up 95% of Rocky Ford. Actually that's the spot I fished the most last year, about 35 trips to it. I had 35 or so other trips that didn't get as much press.
     
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    Welcome Aaron. It's a fun hobby. Much of your LMB skills will translate right over to fly fishing. The fish are in the same places so you just have to figure out how to get the fly in front of them.

    The Orvis Flyshop in Bellevue is my favorite one on the westside. They have some free or inexpensive classes and are very beginner friendly. Check it out if you get a chance.
     
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    I definitly want to bum around a fly shop and just talk shop and soak up as much knowledge as possible before i buy(probably around tax time), I just dont want to piss anybody off if i go for the learning/bum session and back to buy later that month or so. Learn something from some of them and get a feel for it. Hopefully make some relationships that way and have a place to keep my business. I would rather buy from a single shop that will help me than go to cabelas.
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Did you see a little red "1" in the upper right corner next to inbox?
     
  11. Bill Aubrey

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    Welcome, Aaron. I am sending you a PM (private message).
     
  12. Patrick Gould

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    I usually shop at a local fly shop but the Lacey Cabela's has a good fly fishing section. When I've been in there was zero customer service, not even a hello. The up side is that I didn't feel bad about taking my time to check out and compare all the gear.
     
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    Welcome Aaron ! From Idaho . Stay away from Cabelas , most of those guys are mister know it all , do it like me because I'm the best there ever was type. I just started fly fishing a couple years ago and I'm really enjoying it ! The guys on this site are pretty good people , they will steer u in the right direction ! Hiding the money from your wife to buy the three new rods and reels and line etc. was actually harder for me than learning this sport ! Ha ha welcome aboard !
     
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    HAHA! Thanks Derek
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I'm sorry Aaron, anyone from WDC forum is not allowed...:eek:

    Seriously, welcome, lot's of good info to be had around here. BTW, there's no good reason not to use a fly rod for bass either...;)
     
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    a welcome from a fellow DHC'er, haha, thanks Roper.
     
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    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Now that was a great first set of posts, Aaron. You'll fit in well here me thinks.

    BTW, I'm from the Chicago area, so we've probably fished many of the same spots in that region. Fishing is both better (more fast cold rivers, better scenery, year-round opportunities) and worse (sterile environment = smaller fish in most waters, not as good warmwater fishing, salmon and steelhead are mostly either Endangered or endangered). But once you get the rhythm of the region, it turns into a very nice place to wet a line. In fact, I'll send you a PM with spots to get you started now.
     
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    Hockey fan by chance Lugan? How about them Hawks eh?!!!
     
  19. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I'll give up spots for widgeon cape feathers. PM me for details.

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    I was a Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears fan for years (roughly 1980's - 2000). Best part of that was the 1986 Bears and the MJ-Bulls series of championships. It was cool to live there then.
     

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