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    Default Hi from Grover,NC

    Been retired for about 4 years and keeping busy with my blacksmithing and knife making hobby.I am starting over with fly fishing after a 15 year absence. Hit hard times and had to sell all my equipment.
    This will be a modest start, money still tight. I purchased a Cabela's Three Forks fly rod (905-2), Pflueger reel, SA 5wf line and a hand full of flies. I will be pond fishing for pan fish and bass.
    I did a little practice in the yard and it came back quickly. Yesterday I walked to a small pond and on my second cast landed 3lb. bass. Caught about a dozen bream and one more small bass. Didn't realize how much I missed it!
    I'll be keeping the equipment simple, but not the fun.

    Mike Broach

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Mike: Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the first outing, looks like you did pretty well.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    welcome to the forum mike!
    great to hear your back at it again

    casey


    ARFE

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Welcome to the forum, sounds like a great return, enjoy
    Eddie
    "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation."
    Voltaire

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Welcome to the forum Mike, great to have you aboard. It's wonderful that you found your way back to fishing. I like your approach to it, keeping things simple, but not the fun

    I'd love to see your craftsmanship sometime if you'd care to share.
    ~*~Leave only your footprints~*~

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Thanks for the friendly welcomes. It's nice to find a forum like this one.
    jaybo41, I'll post a few pics of some of my knives later. Thanks for your interest.

    Mike Broach

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Mike....how could you stop fishing for 15 years?I get depressed if I can't go fishing for a weekjust kidding...great forum and great people here.

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    welcome to the forum and back to the sport

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    Welcome back to the sport Mike......and I also look forward to seeing some knives!!
    yonder

    Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton

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    Default Re: Hi from Grover,NC

    For those who want to see some of my knives and blacksmith work, here is a link to my PB album.
    nc_cooter's Library | Photobucket
    I also do 18th century living history demos at Kings Mountain National Military park. I am the fat dude in the black hat and blue frock.

    Mike Broach

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