My folks retired to the West Palm Beach area of Florida in 1995 and since then, I have been making yearly trips to visit them and go fishing. Until this year I have not done any fly fishing. Last month I had seen a post from a forum member mbowers. I contacted him and told him I'd be coming down during the 8-18 of this month and if he would like to get together for a beer or maybe go fishing. We ended up doing the latter and met up on the morning of January 16th. We fished from about 3am to 8:30am on one of the forks of the Loxahatchee River. I had a great time! I caught my true saltwater fish on the fly. It was a jack crevale. Although small in size it put up a good fight. I caught a few more of them and then went after snook. After many attemps, I ended up hooking one and landing it. It was probably a couple of pounds and put up a nice fight. The snook went airborne couple of times during the battle. If it wasn't for mbowers, none of this would have been possible. He's a great guy and I hope when I make my trip next year, we can meet up again.