Re: How Did You Start
My maternal grandfather fly fished, but didn't drive. My father was an "outdoorsman" and had a car but didn't fish. I guess they got together as a bonding thing. When I came along, they started taking me too
Granddad died when I was young and dad never did become the greatest fisherman, so while I was introduced to fly fishing at an early age, I as much learned on my own as was taught.
I learned to cast by watching others. When I was young it was Ted Williams at the old Boston Sportsman's Show. I learned my flies by studing cataloges from LLBean and Orvis and learned to tie from an old book of my grandfather's and again by watching people at shows. Eric Leiser, Dick Talleur and others .
Mostly I learned by fishing a lot. Nothing beats the experence of time on the water
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart