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  • About mtbusman
    Biography
    Since I was eight years old I wanted to be a fly fisher. I think it originated in reading old Ted Trueblood articles in Field and Stream or Outdoor life. Bad thing was, nobody I knew fly fished. So I grew up spin fishing on rivers and lakes in California. Though he hadn't used since he was a young man, my dad had a pre WWII cane rod. I got his permission and borrowed it when I was in the seventh grade. It had an automatic reel on it and a level line. But I went to a nearby river and caught two trout on dry flies fished wet. I was hooked.

    I eventually bought my own fiberglass rod with a Plueger Medalist reel. I began tying flies, starting with a Herter's fly tying kit. When I caught a big brook trout in a high Sierra Lake on a Light Hendrikson I tied myself, I was more firmly hooked. During high school a friend and I had a lot of fun catching and releasing shad, drifting and twitching some bead-chain shad flies with sinking lines.

    Didn't have much time for fly fishing duiring colleage and grad school. Got back into it when I got my first job, and somebody told me I needed a hobby. There was only one hobby I really loved: fishing!

    My fishing improved in the early nineties when I was living in western Idaho. I began fishing with some friends and learning from them. When I moved to Montana I was blessed with wonderful opportunities for fly fishing. I've thrown buggers, drifted nymphs, and like so many others, I like dry fly fishing the best. Once again, some friends I made taught me so much about how to catch trout in different situations with different methods. I'm very grateful for the people from whom I have learned so much.

    I still tie my own flies. In recent years, I have discovered I enjoy slowing down and savoring the moment, rather than rushing around to see how many fish I can catch. If it makes sense to anyone, I think I'm fishing for more than fish. Fly fishing is an important way I connect with the natural world and the spirit within me.
    Location
    North Central Montana
    Interests
    Fly fishing year round, fly tying, running, reading and cooking.
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    "Sometimes the least important thing about fishing is fishing." --Roderick Haig-Brown

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