Hello.. My name is Mariel. I've just (september) been introduced to the world of spey fishing and have been fortunate to be taught by a very talented spey cast instructor. I hope to have more instruction with him more regularly this fishing season. I can be opinionated at times, don't hold that against me. I tend to get passionate about certain issues. I'm a bit of a defender of history. I think history and culture go hand in hand and when they are brushed off for the sake of marketing.... it's kind of like dissing everything that helped get us where we are today just to earn a buck.. pretty sad really. I have three kids and I try to teach them the right way of things before anything else - every parent does right? My girls seem to enjoy fishing as much as I do so we go out fishing and camping a few times in the spring and summer. I'll be getting them their first fly rods this spring. We've been gear heads up until I was introduced to this artistic style. Anyway I'm always up for good debate and willing to learn. If all works well the world of spey will be an big influence in my life.