I know the feeling.... I came across the tubes with my spinning rods while working on another project this weekend, and realized that none had been out of the tubes since late-August last year! I was deployed for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee then, and it was while I was working around all of those beautiful (though partially destroyed) trout streams in the Catskill's that I caught the fly-fishing bug!
So welcome to the forum, Pilgrim! Hope to hear more from you and your fishing adventures!
"A leader with great passion and few skills always outperforms a leader with great skills and little passion." Chief Rick Lasky