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Old 02-10-2010, 11:02 AM
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Hi all.....after my 1st post yesterday I was kindly asked to introduce myself...so here goes.

I live in Northern Cal, in the foothills of the Sierra (The Gold Country for you history buffs) - Grass Valley to be exact. I've been fly fishing for 25 years or so, having married into a fly fishing family...mentored over the years by my father-in-law. (no dummy here, I learned quickly that any inheritance could be tied to my double-hauling skills).

25 years may seem like a long time, yet I've discovered one the great things about fly-fishing is that no matter one's age, the cast can still improve. In fact, my 85 year old father-in-law say's everything else he does is deteriorating, but not his cast...and that makes him very happy.

I guess my home water might be the Yuba River, just a short 20 minute drive from home...it's a neat place, wild salmon and steelies (not many these days), famously strong rainbows and even a shad run. Lucky guy I am, as Grass Valley isn't far from many wonderful rivers and lakes.....The Truckee, Carson, Walker and so on.

My new love is the salt....chasing Baby Tarpon has got to be one of the greatest things ever.

Below is a pic of my father-in-law with one from our last trip to Campeche..

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Been a lurker, non-registered at that - for awhile and now hope I can contribute in some small way.

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John welcome to the forum- looking forward to your posts. We have a bunch of folks out your way.

That's a great shot of your father-in-law, sounds like you to really hit if off.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:21 AM
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Welcome to the boards. You must have gone on one of Keith K's trips. Ok. I am off to the Yuba right now for the "San Juan Worm Hatch."

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:42 AM
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John,

See, it works! Now we know who you are and it sounds like you are quite the fisherman. The picture is great. I hope you will join in the discussions often and will look forward to more photos from you. Great intro!

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I hope my cast, lasts as long. Great shot/welcome.
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Great photo, welcome to the site. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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Welcome to the Forum John...Great shot of your F-I-L...85 years young and going strong...Great...

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