May as well introduce myself in a thread like this (photo forthcoming) - spent much of my youth spin fishing during summers but haven't been out for a number of years. This spring in an effort to fill time otherwise spent on the ski slopes during winter I decided to take up the fly rod. Took a full day intro course from some reputable local fly fishing instructors and have been battling the Bow River here in S. Alberta ever since. Have yet to land my first trout which is a bit discouraging, but I can feel my cast and technique improving every time out so I am confident it will come. Lots of great discussion on here from some experienced people, so I look forward to continue soaking it all up!