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    Hey folks, I'm new to this board (just found it) though I've posted to others for awhile. I'm a lifelong fly fisherman, mostly for trout and the occasional smallmouth trip. I fish West Virginia and western Maryland, and used to fish SW Virginia a lot. Been out west (Montana) a couple times and would love to go back if the cards fall right. Haven't been able to fish as much in the last couple years as I used to, but made it out several times this summer and fall. My new favorite pursuit: catching channel cats on the fly out of farm ponds. They put a bend in a five-weight! I've landed three so far (biggest was 22"), lost a couple more.

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    nme....what do these three letters mean?

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    Welcome, also checkout WVAngler.com - Fly Fishing WV if you already haven't.
    Okiemountaineer

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    Welcome. They only recently began stocking catfish in stillwaters here in england and it would certainly be interesting if anyone went after them with a fly, but whether the fisheries that have them would allow it is debatable though I'd love to try it
    The scenery in the Grand Coulee area of eastern Washington was worth the cost of the air fare on its own. Two doe whitetailed deer drinking not twenty yards away from my boat partner and I as a golden eagle flew overhead looking for dinner. Magnificent and etched in my memory for all time!

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    Good to have you posting with the group here, being a former channel cat aficionado I know about the bend of the rod they produce. I've caught them in currents and had them run like a salmon, very exciting fish the channel cat.

    Ard

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    Hey Nme, welcoem to the forum-- catching channel cats on a fly sounds like a blast.
    Mark

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    Nme: Welcome to the forum and as Mark stated catching channel cats must be some great fun. You might post a thread on how you do it, I'm sure there are a bunch of us that would be interested in learning how to catch one on a fly rod.

    Larry
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    Welcome to the forum! I also fish Western Maryland (mostly lower Savage River) as well as the North Branch. Looking forward to your post and pics!
    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...because only in the woods can I find solitude without lonliness..." Robert Traver 1964 (Judge John Voelker)

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