Hello all-- My name is Brian. I spend a lot of time on Westfly.com, as it seems more directed toward the Oregon angler--where I am now located. I was born in Seattle, and grew up in Issaquah. I was raised trolling the Sound 'round Deadman's Island with my dad using a plug herring for Salmon, and wasn't turned on to fly-fishing until 1994 at my Uncle's cabin on Wallowa Lake. Since then, my fly rods have followed me wherever I've gone: my last years at PLU, a short stint in Sacramento fishing the American River for Shad, to Germany where I fished in Denmark for Sea Trout, to law school on the east coast where I fished the Shenandoahs for brookies, to a stint in DC where I never dared to fish the Potamac, and now back to Oregon where I fish the rivers within a days drive of Portland for steelhead, SRCs, and redsides on the D, and usually a summer trip to Joseph to fish NEO. Of all my fishing, I enjoy most fishing at our family cabin with my cousin on the Sound for SRC in late summer at low tide--it's a tradition that I'm sure my cousin and I hope to pass on to his two little ones, and now my little one, born just days after Christmas this past year. I've just recently ventured into the world of speycasting, as this seems to be the here-now, here-to stay, and future of a lot of PNW fly angling. I'm looking forward to fishing the spey on the wide runs in rivers near Portland, and the D; I'm also looking to learn more about--or develop it if it hasn't been developed--a practical way to apply the two-handed rod to our fishing situation at our cabin: 18-23" SRCs, fished at the negative tide, requiring 100+ ft casts, and plenty of stripping. As I plan on spending more time exploring my home State, I look forward to learning & sharing with the folks on the Board.