Great thread! Here are the highlights of the last decade. 2000-2002: Got serious about fly fishing. Started reading/posting on WFF.com, bought a Water Master and a Sage SP 5 weight. Started camping in the desert and fishing Rocky Ford, the basin lakes, Pass Lake, Lone Lake. Bought an 8 weight and a multi-tip line and read about steelhead. Hired a guide who put my buddy on a huge fish from the Hoh (Thanks Mr. Triggs!). Caught three winter fish from S rivers on my own. 2003-2005: Spent most of a summer on Kodiak Island. Caught Dollies off the beach. Sockeye and dollies in the Pasagshak and Buskin. Moved to Laramie, WY for grad school, which did help me out professionally, but spent most of my time learning to catch trout. Overnight floats on the North Platte. Streamer fishing. Hiking and camping on N. Platte trib streams. Carpin’ in the sagebrush reservoirs. Started tying. Got broken off regularly by trout in the high plains lakes of WY and CO while fishing 2x tippets. A two week trip to Baja with my then girlfriend, now wife. 2006: “The only thing worse than job hunting is getting a job”. Got married and returned to Pugetropolis for work. Used my first vacation to return to Laramie and my old haunts did not disappoint. 2007: Moved to Spokane. Started to appreciate the chironomid. Made a work trip to ID Falls and floated the S. Fork Snake in September. 2008: 5 days in the Dillon, MT area. Beaverhead and Clark Canyon. Explored the lakes of Spokane County. Learned to love the chironomid. Explored a bit of the Upper C. 2009: Moved to Ellensburg. Carpin’ on the Columbia. Got a few days of trout fishing on the basin lakes. Spent 5 days at Henry’s Lake, ID catching Yellowstone Cutts, hybrids, and brookies. Ellensburg is a pretty nice backyard to have. I look forward to exploring this spring.