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    Default Apperently I missed a tradition here

    I've actually been posting a few weeks but I never did the introduction thing.

    Name is Eric, I've fish all my life but avoided Flyfishing because I felt I just couldn't afford another expensive hobby.

    Still, something talked me into buying a rod and reel a couple of years ago (WW Grigg 5/6 wt, and an Okuma reel) which I stuck in a closet and never took out because every time I went fishing I was short on time and I didn't want to spending it trying to learn to flyfish.

    Early last month I had a 5 day trip to the White Mountains in eastern AZ and I decided that it was time to learn to flyfish but before that I wanted some practice so I bought a 7'6" TFO 3 wt so I could practice by fishing for bluegills in our urban ponds, and then after some research I bought an 8'6" Redington CT 4wt for some of the smaller lakes in the whites. (See why I needed to avoid this hobby?) ahd then I spent 5 days fishing every creek, lake, river I had time to and now I'm hooked.

    I've taken a couple casting classes and lately my obsession is small creek fishing.

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    Default Re: Apperently I missed a tradition here

    Welcome Bug.

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    Default Re: Apperently I missed a tradition here

    Been seeing your posts Eric but now that you've made it official, Hi.

    Ard

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    Default Re: Apperently I missed a tradition here

    Welcome Eric.

    Your obsession is a good one! Your 7'6" 3 wt. should serve you well on the smaller creeks.

    Pocono

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    Welcome to the Forum Eric...

    Dan

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    Default Re: Apperently I missed a tradition here

    Welcome Eric, glad to see Im not the only one that cant stop himself when a new hobby is picked up.
    Im also that way with tools. But, I just tell the wife, "I need it for work hon."
    Havent quite figured out how to tie my fishing obsession in w/mechanic work though. Someday........
    Seth

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    Default Re: Apperently I missed a tradition here

    Quote Originally Posted by cattech89 View Post
    Welcome Eric, glad to see Im not the only one that cant stop himself when a new hobby is picked up.
    Im also that way with tools. But, I just tell the wife, "I need it for work hon."
    Havent quite figured out how to tie my fishing obsession in w/mechanic work though. Someday........
    Seth: That was funny, but I think we all have the addiction, just can't get enough fishing in or fishing equipment! LOL!

    Eric: Welcome to the forum! Be sure to post your trip reports we all like to hear about each other's fishing trips, photos are a bonus. I'd love to see what those small streams in the White Mtns look like.

    Larry

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    Eric...from across the pond.

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