Winter 2006- started learning to flyfish. Never really fished before, just had flyfishing on the brain and wanted to learn. About a week later, I'm hooked. December 2006- first fish on the fly. Surf perch at Coronado Beach in San Diego March-April 2007- fishing/hiking/camping roadtrip from San Diego to Whidbey Island Mid March 2007- first trout caught in a river. Rainbow. Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, Sequoia Nat'l Park. On a dry fly. Summer of 2007- first brown trout. Pass Lake. October 2007- first (and last) steelhead. Beach fishing off Whidbey Island. Actually picked up three in a row (many witnesses)! July 2008- First trip to Rocky Ford. Had a blast, with awesome hopper fishing. First spring creek fished. July 2008- Hiked about 13 miles upstream on Elwha River for three days. Terrible fishing, but a great trip. 2009- First salmon in saltwater. First SRC, caught in an Olympic Peninsula River I've never heard anyone else talk about.