01-18-2011, 12:02 PM
Re: Greetings - First Post
Welcome leon O, You couldn't of run across a better site to lurk around in.
When you say "Unfortunately, there are not any tackle or fly shops convenient to my home" That is no problem. If there was a fly shop nearby I would suggest supporting them first but in your case since there is nothing nearby the next best thing is support the fly shops nearest to your town by the internet if they have an on-line catalog. I use the internet for about 75% of my tying materials and misc fly fishing items if my local fly shop doesn’t carry something I want. I kind of stay away from the big retailers and give my business to the smaller shops; they are more personal and have more knowledge about fly fishing then most of the big retailers. If there is anything you need to know about fly fishing you will find it here on TNA. There are many years of experience and most of all, a great wealth of information here on the forum.
Just a personal note, back several years ago I took up fly fishing and that was the best thing I did, I haven't used a spin casting rod in years, and all my fishing is done with a fly rod. For the last 7 years I have been tying all my own flies and I am really enjoying that part of fly fishing also. So on that note:
Pull up a chair,
The bathroom is down the hall, first door on the right.
Dinner will be ready shortly.
Until then, kick back and enjoy!!!
Born to Fish...Forced to Work !