NFR New guy.

#1
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.
 
#8
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.
 
#9
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.
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#10
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.
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#12
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.
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.
 
#13
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 !
 

Roper

Idiot Savant
#15
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...;)