06-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Hello from a newbie
I'm new to this BB but old to fly fishing and fly fishing on the internet. I've fished all my life starting in the early 1950's, I caught my first trout at about age 9 in New Jersey, USA.
I have lived in every time zone in the USA and now I reside in the midwestern USA in the State of Wisconsin. I started fly fishing in the 1970's and learned from Gary Borger. We are now good friends. I retired back in 1999 at the age of 55 and have not looked back. I still get job offers but they go into the circular file.
I got into writing about fly fishing on the internet back in the late 1980's before the WWW and Netscape Navigator. I was one of 100 trial families connected by modem to the University of Wisconsin Internet backbone in my city.
I signed up on the Flyfish@ mailing list soon after that. Email was all we fly fishers had. No photos or videos or blogs. Just some guys and gals around a computer emailing each other as if we were sitting at a fly shop and exchanging views. I was asked to write the Basic Fly Fishing FAQs for Flyfish@
by the list owner in the 1990s.
I found this BB when I began posting on the British FFF. I'm glad to meet everyone and hope to stay awhile.
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy