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Chadillac

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Hello,

New member checking in. Hoping to make a meeting every now and again, though I live a couple hours away, so... May be tough most of the time.

 

I consider myself new to fly fishing. Been doing it for 11ish years. However, hours have always been low due to other life commitments.

 

I fish because I enjoy it. Whether I am catching or only the people I am with are catching, it always makes for good stories. "Remember that time you got skunked..." "Which time?" "Ha ha, funny guy..." "I'm going home..."

 

I fly fish because when I am fly fishing, everything else is in the background. Nothing else is on my mind other than the fish that I know is lurking below. I don't think of what I have to do when I get back to work, or the honey-do list, or how my boy is going to hurt himself next. It's relaxing and humbling all at once. And I can't wait to get out again. I may only get out a few times a year, but I always look forward to it.

 

I have primarily fished for Arctic Grayling in my short time with the fly, though last year, I caught my first Bull on on the fly and it was awesome (Picture attached). It is one of those stories I will never forget and I know will come up on future trips.

 

I am a rookie tyer. I am proud to say, the above Bull was caught on a fly I tied, which made it that much more exciting. Infact, everything I caught on that particular trip was caught on my own flies. I am terrible at it, and I get mad everytime I do it (stupid thread), but I do enjoy it. And when my daughter helps, it gets really fun.

 

Looking forward to learning a whole lot to be a more successful fly angler, because there is a whole lot I just don't know about it.

 

Cheers,

Chad

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Welcome Chad.

We here at fishaholics anonymous are here to help in anyway we can..

Ok. There is one thing we won't help with. We will not help you in any way to cure this addiction..

 

I look forward to meeting you

Jim

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Chad for sure we here at FAA will lead you in the right direction They try to tell this is a sickness but I beg to differ. If this is sick bring it on.

 

No help in cure here.

 

Tight Lines Always

Dennis S

 

Ho Chad great to have you aboard and great look Bull.

What you catch it on.

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Chad for sure we here at FAA will lead you in the right direction They try to tell this is a sickness but I beg to differ. If this is sick bring it on.No help in cure here.Tight Lines AlwaysDennis SHo Chad great to have you aboard and great look Bull.What you catch it on.

Caught it on a double bunny. Found out that the gap size makes a big difference in hook-ups.

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Welcome Chad, great to hear your daughter is showing you how to tye.....And ya , buddy always catches more fish......

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Welcome Chad,

Catching fish is only part of the experience, its a great past time away from that day timer, and scheduled meetings. My best days are fishless days with great company. The club has a lot to offer, welcome.

 

Cheers Roy..

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