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    Hi , I'm new to this forum and just wanted to say hello to all. I've been reading and learning here for a couple of weeks. It's a great forum. I'm still new to fly fishing so I'll try and contribute whenever I can, but not sure how useful it would be to the forum.

    Thanks

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    Hey there,

    Every post you make contributes to this group, welcome to the board! It's been a while since I was in Brooklyn. Have you ever been over to LI and fished in the Carmans River?

    Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Hey there,

    Every post you make contributes to this group, welcome to the board! It's been a while since I was in Brooklyn. Have you ever been over to LI and fished in the Carmans River?

    Ard
    Thanks!

    No I haven't been to the Carman's, I did read about it last night after finding a story about it in these forums.

    I am not much of a freshwater fisherman...I started fishing as a kid by catching bluegills in a lake, since then I've managed to catch a few bass (largemouth or smallmouth- I wasn't sure) and thats about the extent of my freshwater fishing experience.

    I intend to learn how to catch a trout or two from a river or stream on a fly , I just haven't been able to do it yet. Last winter as a way of combating cabin fever I picked up a vice and began to tie flies, that is very addicting too.

    Almost all of my fishing experience is in the salt, and most of it and my love is surf fishing for striped bass. If I hit the lottery I would still be a dedicated surf fisherman. I picked up the fly rod about 3 years ago with the intention of learning to catch a striper, but it has been a slow process for me, as I often go back to my 10 ' 6" surf rod and hunt the striped bass whenever I can.

    In the last 2 or 3 years I have collected quite a few fly rods and reels, and lines....some new, some used. I have an 8 wt orvis, an 8/9 wt albright GP, 2 10 wt rods (orvis and st croix), and a 10/11 wt rod (st croix) for the salt--all 9'.
    For freshwater I have a 3/4wt 7'6" rod, 5wt orvis 9', and a cheap 5/6 wt scientific anglers rod.

    Now I need to figure out what to keep and what will work best for me.

    I think I may be a tackle junkie.

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    Welcome to the forum, and yes tying flies is very,very addictive

    Chris
    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

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    Welcome to the forum. Post your learning experiences so others can see what to expect. Great to have your contributions!!
    Davo
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    welcome!
    i hope you benefit from this collection of knowledge. i know i have.


    casey


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    to the forum.

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    Hale and Welcome. If you're not already fishing mad you soon will be-I hope!

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    Welcome the NAFFF

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    Thanks for the welcome...what would be the right forum to ask questions about the gear I have ....how to match it up with the right lines etc?

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