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Old 02-08-2007, 04:55 PM
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Got started when my Grandfather gave me an old bamboo rod of his and a fly wallet with about 10 flies. I was 4 years old and I still remember it. That was in 1942. I have been in love with fly fishing ever since, just for the fun of being out on a stream and getting the fish to rise. Do not need to catch anything. A well cast fly that causes a rainbow or brookie to come take a look is orgasmic. I practice catch and release, except for the first fish of the day which goes to the frying pan.
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Welcome to the group! We'll be looking forward to your contributions.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:34 AM
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Got started when my Grandfather gave me an old bamboo rod of his and a fly wallet with about 10 flies. I was 4 years old and I still remember it. That was in 1942. I have been in love with fly fishing ever since, just for the fun of being out on a stream and getting the fish to rise. Do not need to catch anything. A well cast fly that causes a rainbow or brookie to come take a look is orgasmic. I practice catch and release, except for the first fish of the day which goes to the frying pan.
Thought you had been here for a while, but I guess you haven't. Very nice reading your answers and posts. My grandfather gave me an old Montegue Bamboo, that I use to use all the time as a kid. Then I grew up and got a hold of a couple of HI end Bamboos. What a difference! LOL.
I kinda blame my Grandpa and my MOTHER, for creating this fishing monster that I am. It is an addiction that I really don't want to find a cure for!
I have collected quite an arsnal of FF gear, the bad thing is my step-daughter could care less about fishing. The good news is my favorite niece loves it, so guess who gets that end of my will.
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Just for info, the old bamboo was a Shakespeare. I still have it, but it has been refinished a couple of times and I keep it just as a memory. Someday, before I die, I would like to have another high end bamboo. Orvis or Thomas & Thomas.
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Just for info, the old bamboo was a Shakespeare. I still have it, but it has been refinished a couple of times and I keep it just as a memory. Someday, before I die, I would like to have another high end bamboo. Orvis or Thomas & Thomas.
I have two of the Orvis boos. They are so light I sometimes forget that they are bamboo till FISH ON! Then it is a blast!
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