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Old 08-28-2007, 07:36 PM
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Hello from the Central Valley of California! They call it the San Joaquin Valley, but this time of year, I call it hotter than hades. Anyone that's been here when it's 105+ knows exactly what I mean. Well, I wish I could say I've been fly fishing for 40 years, but I can't. I'm a rookie! In fact, I just bought my wife and I Martin Fly Fishing Combo Sets to learn with. They are both 8' 7/8. I hope this is good to begin with. I'll upgrade as my skills upgrade. I've been spincast fishing for years. My dad taught me the joy of fishing the streams and rivers of Quincy California where I grew up part of my life. Funny, I lived next to the Feather River and have never fly fished a day in my life. Anyway, I figured I'd try this before my 50th birthday, which is right around the corner. Once again, Hi to everyone!

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:19 PM
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You are very welcomed aboard. What are you going to be fishing for and what kind of waters? Pictures are always GREAT!
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:31 AM
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Welcome to the forum! We are all here to help each other and to learn from each other. Ask a lot of questions and read all you can get your hands on about flyfishing. Cortland and Orvis and other websites have lots of great information as well as here. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:16 AM
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You are very welcomed aboard. What are you going to be fishing for and what kind of waters? Pictures are always GREAT!
We will try to help you along your new quest.
Thanks Joni for the "Welcome Aboard!"

I'm going to be fishing for Rainbows & Browns. I've never had much luck with Bass, but I've never been skunked with Trouts!

I'll put some post some pics somewhere Joni.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:18 AM
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Welcome to the forum! We are all here to help each other and to learn from each other. Ask a lot of questions and read all you can get your hands on about flyfishing. Cortland and Orvis and other websites have lots of great information as well as here. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Thanks Troutslayer for the hearty WELCOME! I'll take your advice and check out the sites you mentioned in your message. I'm looking forward to learning the art of flyfishing! Thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:31 AM
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Hi djuss,

I was born and raised in Fresno and know the heat quite well. There is some nice fly water around Fresno. You may find the 8wt rod a bit heavy for the small stream fishing that is available. There is another poster here that is from Fresno and one from Madera. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:07 PM
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Welcome to the group! can definitely relate to the heat
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