I came across this site and have been snooping around the past couple weeks. I finally joined because of the great info I have been reading and the style of the site reminds me of my other Bass Site I belong too.
I'm Jonathan. I'm a South Florida native who has grown up Bass Fishing with baitcasting equipment ever since I was 10. I'm now 32 years of age. I grew up bank fishing around golf courses, neighborhood lakes and ponds, and of coarse the Florida Everglades.
I decided to book a trout guide a few months ago while visiting N.C. with my family. Well, all I can say is after arriving back in Florida, I felt as if I was missing something? I did not want to wait until my next trip to N.C. to pickup a fly rod again, so I walked into BPS and decided to purchase a 5WT 9' middle of the range TFO rod and a great deal on a Mid Arbor Redington CD 7/8reel spooled up with an awesome weight forward line.
I'm new to fly fishing and have been reading up on any and all magazines I can get my hands on along with DVD's. I've gotten fairly good at casting and double hauling but always learning to sharpen my form everyday. I'm now finding myself curious on how to tie my own flies and I'm about to take a local class on it.
WHAT IS REALLY INTERESTING is that I am finding myself not targeting my beloved LMB but instead South Florida Peacock Bass!! So what is really ironic is that not only do I find myself NOT picking up all my baitcasting equipment anymore but I am totaly fishing for another species all together!! Wow, talk about evolution?
I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. Let you all know a little bit about my background, and where I'm coming from. I've invested a TON of money on my bait casting stuff and intend on getting back to the power fishing style of it all but until then, I think I have found a new home.
Now let me go post some "NEW" Threads!!!!
Here's a pic of a Peacock I caught a few weeks ago on a Enrico Puglisi "Anchovy". I also attached pictures of my most common baits for Peacocks. They SLAUGHTER these little babies!!!