I missed this topic some time ago, so I suppose a late introduction is better than none I was introduced to fly-fishing by my father when I was in high school. He tied his own flies, and we had some great family vacations fishing in Colorado (South Platte), Montana/Wyoming (Yellowstone area), Arkansas (White River), Pennsylvania (Yellow Breeches). I didn’t have much opportunity to fish when I was in the Navy, and am finally starting to put more priority toward it as I approach retirement. I am blessed to have an assortment of nice fly-fishing equipment, but I certainly need to learn a lot more and practice my casting to be a capable fisherman. My wife doesn’t understand the concept of catch and release...and why I’d spend all that time and not bring home any fish. I’m located in Northern Virginia and would like to learn more about nearby fly fishing waters.