The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Back at the Lodge > Member Introductions

Member Introductions Introduce yourself and get to know other forum members...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2008, 02:46 PM
Wannabee's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Wannabee is on a distinguished road
Default A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Hello all , checking in from Johnstown/Altoona area in PA.
Newbie , just thought flyfishing looked cool and thought I would try it out.So far I have been having fun not knowing what in the world I'm doing!!!! But I travel around on my Motorcycle and find places to fish , so I am having fun so far.
__________________
"I sure wish I knew what I was doing"
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2008, 03:39 PM
Davo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 2,869
Blog Entries: 59
Davo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud of
Send a message via MSN to Davo Send a message via Skype™ to Davo
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Welcome to the forum as well as the sport. Enjoy!!!
__________________
Davo
My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM
Greenwood's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bedford County, Penna. ....pretty rural
Posts: 349
Greenwood will become famous soon enoughGreenwood will become famous soon enough
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Hi Wannabee,
I'm just down 'the mountain' from Johnstown; ya' know, between Pleasantville and Fishertown on 56. It's thirty miles to Johnstown and 35 to Altoona; so, are you on the Cresson stretch between Jtown and Altoona? Anyway, there's a ton of good fishing around here. Got any places in particular that you're interested in fishing?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Wannabee's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Wannabee is on a distinguished road
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Hey Greenwood!
I live in Portage.I have lived in the area for a couple of years(I am from Ocean City , MD) So I only know of a couple places , Wilmore Dam , Glendale , Bob's Creek.I hear the guys I work with talk about alot of places , but have no idea where there are!!!
As far as interested in fishing , any place that can accomodate a FNG with little to no experience!!!
__________________
"I sure wish I knew what I was doing"
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2008, 08:57 PM
Greenwood's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bedford County, Penna. ....pretty rural
Posts: 349
Greenwood will become famous soon enoughGreenwood will become famous soon enough
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Hi,
I only live a few miles from Bobs Creek. I'm actually very close to the Reynoldsdale Fish Hatchery, if you know where that is.

The upper stretches of Bobs Creek are good for native brookies (Class A water); there's Yellow Creek in the New Enterprise area; Clear Shade in the Central City area; and there is the Little Juniata River by Spruce Creek as well as Spruce Creek itself. Then, of course, if you head towards State College you've got Penns Creek, Fishermans Paradise, Spring Creek and Fishing Creek! All of that's within an hour of Portage I'd say. I'm heading up to Pine Creek and Kettle Creek in late May with two guides from your area. (Can you tell I like fishing moving water?!)

If you want to try one, I'd say that Yellow Creek is one of the easier ones to fish as a beginner. It's catch and release so the fish are somewhat educated but it's a nice stream to learn presentation on. Casting distances are moderate. Bob's Creek is nice too, but it's a mountain stream with a lot of overhead branches. About the only casting involved there is roll casting. I think I'm going to head to Yellow Creek on Tuesday (or I could do Bob's as well); If you're interested sometime, let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2008, 10:35 PM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,518
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Hello Wannabee,
Enjoy the forum, and have a lot of fun fishing.
__________________
John.

*Comments posted above are only my opinion. I may be right....ehhh.....I'm certain they're wrong. Take 'em for what they're worth.*



Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2008, 06:20 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Welcome to the group!
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2008, 06:34 PM
Wannabee's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Wannabee is on a distinguished road
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Thanks for the welcomes!
Greenwood , I will keep you in mind (if you don't mind a complete rookie being around!) I work alot ( I am a Roto-Rooter man) I just never know what my schedule will be.
I would be very interested in learning some spots to fish , as well as observing someone that has a hang of the sport.
__________________
"I sure wish I knew what I was doing"
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2008, 11:23 PM
Greenwood's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bedford County, Penna. ....pretty rural
Posts: 349
Greenwood will become famous soon enoughGreenwood will become famous soon enough
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

Yeah....I had the hang of it today! There was this one tree.................
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2008, 11:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 25
NickFlyer is on a distinguished road
Default Re: A "Wannabee" Fisherman from PA

I am a newbie as well and luckily I know a few guys that are nuts about Fly Fishing and have agreed to take me under their wing.

Let's Kill em!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about rod quality Surfin the Susquehanna General Discussion 25 03-16-2008 10:15 AM
more of the same (help) diesel94yj Coldwater Fly Fishing 2 08-26-2007 08:17 AM
nice to know gas prices will go down... dirkdigler2102 Great Lakes Region 1 07-16-2007 01:53 PM
Junior member status??? MikeLove The Lodge Den 1 01-14-2006 08:57 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.