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Old 09-12-2007, 09:21 AM
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Hi NAFFF,
The members and administrators have a great forum here. Thank you for letting me become a member.

I've looked at other forums but this one seems to be the best. One thing that I've noticed is that everyone seems to like each other, so the negative comments and bickering are non-existent. Other fly fishing forums have issues like this that make them unattractive.

I've been reading some of the threads and have found some very useful information, so I plan to ask some questions. I'm not new to fishing but I am new to fly fishing. I've always thought that fly fishing leaned more towards being an art form than a sport. My goal is to learn from the best, then teach my kids this art form and enhance their appreciation for nature and conservation.

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Old 09-12-2007, 11:09 AM
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Hi flycaster,

Welcome to the forum. Look forward to your post and questions. I don't know if I would call it an art form. It is a learned function that some just learn better than others. I Bass fish and fly fish and the people involved with fly fishing are a different breed than the bass fishers. I would take one great day on a trout river over a month of great bass fishing. Fly fishers get a certain satisfaction and feeling that I can't put into words. It's a personal, inner feeling that only a fly fisher can understand.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:43 PM
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Welcome to the forum! You will find lots of great people here that will share a wealth of information with you! Flyfishing is a lifelong learning experience. Once you think you have it figured out or have the fish figured out, the trout know how to give you an education in an evening! You may not find many 'artists' like in A River Runs Through It, but you will find many us that will say, "It's gonna take me three more years to think like a fish!" Again, welcome to the forum and we're looking forward to hearing from you. The drift, the splash, the tug, the bend of the rod and off it goes! What a feeling!
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Welcome to the group! We're looking forward your contributions. I'm pretty sure you're in a good spot to have a shortish drive to both some trout fishing and some salt as well.
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Welcome Flycaster! Although I have been a flyfisherman for several years, I am a fairly new member as well, and like you, I was impressed with this forum immediately. It is well designed, packed with useful information, and is a pleasure to be a member of. It is 2nd to none.
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