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Finally an intro

Started by streamereater_101691, January 25, 2017, 21:24:32 PM

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  Hello everyone! I've been a lurker for some time now as a guest, then committed to a user a few months ago. I sincerely owe my love of fishing to both my grandfather and my dad.  I lost my grandfather in '97 to heart failure, but his love of everything that swims runs through my veins. I go after about everything that swims. If it has gills and can be fished for, I'm there. Bass fishing really caught my attention in my teens and through college. My dad and I bought a boat together and still try and fish local lakes every chance we get. Yes, I am one of those guys who flies down the lake at 70mph, but hey, its fun for me.
My dad took me on my first fly fishing trip in 2007, while I was in high school. We floated the soho and watauga two days. That was one of the best trips of my life. I started realizing the connection between angler and fish when fishing sulphur dries on 7x..its delicate, but I was truly hooked. My dad and I have done floats on one or if not both rivers every year since '07. I also got into fishing the local stuff around boone while hanging out with friends at ASU. That quickly turned into just fishing and dumping my friends.
Since '07, fly fishing for me has been an outlet and connection with nature that I've greatly needed.  I currently fish the smith at least 1x a week and try to learn more about local waters in my area(Martinsville). Local blue lining is a real kick. Mapping and going out into the woods in search of wild fish is my new found love. I'm the first one to admit that I've had some good exploration trips, and some terrible ones. For me, its all about the experience and good times in the outdoors with great friends.

Dad and I '96

First wahoo '96





48" black tip

Obligatory dog pic..my rescue Suzie is one cool cat

Sorry for the image weirdness, I'm still getting use to this whole thing.
Hit me up and let's explore some new water. Remember, its all about the experience!


"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006


Welcome to the site alex.

I like that you took a picture of a picture.  Shows real dedication to your intro.

Flea is not the best bassist of all time.


Those are some hoss LMBs there. Liking that drum too.



A basshole eh?

You catch that big brown on Sunday?


Quote from: driver on January 25, 2017, 22:24:22 PM

A basshole eh?

You catch that big brown on Sunday?

Something like that..

Harris, Jordan, Falls are a second home to me. Harris is fun, go down the bank in mar/april and see 100+ 4-7lbers sitting. Have had a few monster days on falls.

..No sir. All these are a month old at least. One pune sunday behind you b';


Well, shit, alrighty then.



Good stuff.   Welcome to the low rent district.

Yup, going fishing


Welcome. Nice assortment of fishes.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff


Nice LMB!

My only concern is it seems you have a lack of a designated lucky fishing hat.


Welcome and thanks for refreshing my memory of scooping up trout with the old ball cap, Forgot all about that trick.


Lots of words and smooshed pictures.  None the less...

ps are you wearing a sav sand gnats pic in the shark/surf pic?


Welcome aboard.  Nice variety of fish there.  I would say needs a carp  but I still haven't caught a carp yet b';


Quote from: ptfranze on January 26, 2017, 11:57:53 AM

Welcome aboard.  Nice variety of fish there.  I would say needs a carp  but I still haven't caught a carp yet b';

You're right, I should have included a few more critters..Carp, walleye, small jaw

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