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Post 09 Aug 2016, 12:09 • #201 
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Welcome, JSFreeze! You've come to the right place for good information, about vintage tackle and just about anything else concerning fly fishing. Here's to good fishing!


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Post 09 Aug 2016, 15:02 • #202 
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Thanks for the welcome Tomah!


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Post 07 Oct 2016, 12:30 • #203 
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Location: MN.
I'm finding myself frequenting this forum nearly as much as my home forum, the Classic Fly Rod Forum (bamboo).

Since I'm mainly a bamboo boy that still has a lot of my org. graphites (Sage Sp's and SPL's that are too fine to sell but don't see the light of day much!) I'm finding a new joy in some nice glass rods of late. It's dangerous..!!

Did a 3 yr. stindt in the U. S Army during Viet Nam, even as a non-citizen. Former mechanical tool designer for 3 decades that had to retire early 7 yrs. ago since all the work went off-shore. Best thing that ever happened to me besides my family and also emigrating from the U. K. as a kid. This country of ours really is a wonderful place.

Not rich but really, really happy! Kind'a healthy too thanks to a daily elliptical workout. And I talk too much!!

Nice forum here, ladies...!


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Post 12 Oct 2016, 09:47 • #204 
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First, thank you Jeremy, for your service. While I don't have any bamboo rods, I can certainly relate about good graphite rods not getting out much. Hear! Hear! on the USA, too, and on that important elliptical workout -- the only strenuous exercise my knees will tolerate.


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Post 13 Oct 2016, 21:55 • #205 
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Tomah, thank you!

Keep up with that exercise routine. Nobody hates it more than I do but it makes me feel like I'm doing my carcass much good!

Jeremy - one good knee, one titanium one!


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Post 14 Oct 2016, 18:07 • #206 
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You're welcome, sir!

One good knee, one w/ repurposed connective tissue...


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Post 08 Feb 2017, 18:37 • #207 
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Location: US - Santa Fe, NM
Geologist in a former life - 40 years. Now working on becoming a bum with a major in fly fishing.


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Post 06 Jun 2017, 04:36 • #208 
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Location: Warwick-RI
Young (30s) Attorney here who does criminal defense, divorce, and especially now immigration here in Rhode Island. My wife sent me to my first fly fishing class 4 years ago when my knee (now replaced) got bad and i couldnt do much outside. Those two hours wading became the only pain free part of my day. I stumbled onto vintage glass looking for a new reel and in tbe process paying $40 for a phillipson that needed some tlc. This sport and now this community has become an oasis from the stress of work etc. Great sport, great people.


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Post 07 Jul 2017, 09:41 • #209 
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Location: Eagle, Idaho
Retired civil/construction engineer. Most of my career was spent as a senior estimator in the heavy highway sector in California, although, I did bid projects all over the U.S. including Hawaii.

Grew up fly fishing, since my father was avid about the sport.

The wife and I are happy to say that we escaped from California almost three years ago and now live thankfully in Idaho! It's a great state, with plenty of great fly fishing opportunities.


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Post 07 Jul 2017, 12:16 • #210 
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jtpadge wrote:
Geologist in a former life - 40 years. Now working on becoming a bum with a major in fly fishing.


welcome! Good to see another geologist---there are at least four of us around.


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Post 15 Jul 2017, 21:35 • #211 
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I'm a telecommunications engineer, where I deal with a different kind of glass, fiber optics. I started fishing with glass back in the 70's. I didn't fly fish much for a lot of years. I've spent the last few years trying to make up for lost time. I've been fishing graphite, but after reading about some of these new glass rods, I think I'm going to come full circle and get me one or two......


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Post 16 Jul 2017, 09:44 • #212 
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Welcome, Piscivorous_! One or two? Right...


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Post 21 Aug 2017, 18:19 • #213 
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Ok my turn , I was a police officer for 32 years but now I'm happily retired. I am a recent convert from the bamboo world and am totally addicted to Chris Barclay rods. I do admit to trying tenkara now and then but there is nothing like casting a well made fly rod. The Neversink is my home water.


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Post 24 Aug 2017, 21:13 • #214 
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Very cool and interesting topic. Just saw this and have been reading up on folks. Commercial banker for the past +/- 18 years and father of two awesome kids. Been into fly fishing since I was a kid, got re-introduced to glass about 2 years ago. Fish it exclusively now because I simply find it more enjoyable. Very blessed to have lived in a wonderful area for outdoor activities my whole life. Nothing de-stresses better or recharges me more than the sights & sounds of being on the stream. Catching a few fish is a wonderful bonus when spending time in my favorite places.


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Post 18 Sep 2017, 21:26 • #215 
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It is fun to read about the diversity of folks that like to fly fish. There are number of folks I recognize from other forums.

I m still registered as a civil engineer in CA, but my background has been in many water related topics.

Retired in '04 and started fly fishing in '07. I am trying to make up for lost time.

Ants
Bodfish, CA


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Post 22 Sep 2017, 14:05 • #216 
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jhuskey wrote:
I am in sales for a paper company making fine paper grades for books, magazines, catalogs, direct mail, etc. - some of you may have seen the hot tub paper salesman commercial about 10 years ago... it ain't like that at all believe me!


RETIRED!!! 4/3/17 :D


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Post 26 Sep 2017, 20:56 • #217 
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Interesting quarry, I suspect no one has ever asked that question here? I am Construction Project Superintendent for a major General Contractor / Construction Manager in the state of Michigan . I find that nothing seems to take the edge out of a particularly stressful day like casting flies and hoping that something hit it . I'm very new to this type of fishing , but I can tell you ....I'm hooked , no pun intended


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Post 04 Oct 2017, 06:28 • #218 
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Fascinating thread! Mate (Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch) on a harbor tug, 7-on/7-off. I have run crewboats and offshore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico oilfield and for a year I tried to be a fishing guide. Man, that's hard work. Before that I was a public information officer and writer/editor for several state agencies (including the state game and fish agency), magazine writer and daily newspaper staff writer.I was a soldier once, and young. Fly fishing saves my life on at least a weekly basis, and (so far as my wife knows) it's cheaper than therapy. I aspire to a C. Barclay rod someday, and in the meantime enjoy a variety of Echo Glass, CGR, etc., (also some carbon sticks, but I *do* love glass) mostly 3 wt and under.


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Post 12 Oct 2017, 11:30 • #219 
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Location: Vermont
I work as an auto mechanic in one of those small town garages that works on everything from wheel barrows to tractor trailers. When I'm not doing that I write fly fishing and fly tying books. And from time to time I still hold casting clinics and fly tying classes, but those have been getting fewer and farther between since my wife and I adopted 4 kids.


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Post 12 Oct 2017, 17:15 • #220 
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Good for you!


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Post 13 Feb 2018, 18:01 • #221 
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I´m in the portuguese navy, comm's guy and fishing inspector, right now in a small patrol boat that do inspection of fishing vessels.


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Post 26 Mar 2018, 10:48 • #222 
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I love this idea, building a baseline of folks who are on here, as well as the general sense of the who, what's and why's we do what we does. Personally I fly fish for therapy. I started fly fishing after I got out of the military, I was fresh off a deployment to Iraq and figured if I didn't get a hobby I would find myself in trouble. I bought a Benelli 12 gauge shotgun for hunting and a 5wt St.croix Imperial fly rod kit to try my hand at fly fishing. That shot gun has only seen the light of day a few times, meanwhile I now average around150-200 days a year on the river. I'll fish with friends and take trips with buddies every now and then but 75% of the time I am fishing alone because it works for me! Currently my military service has come full circle so to speak, I register and enroll veterans into the Veterans Administration for benefits. I love what I do and am known as the fish guy at work ;)


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Post 26 Mar 2018, 19:00 • #223 
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Welcome, Trout_Bum_CT!


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Post 21 May 2018, 18:50 • #224 
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Location: Southern Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Full time machine operator in a spandex production facility.
Part time DOT certified drug and alcohol tester.
Volunteer firefighter.


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Post 18 Jul 2018, 08:34 • #225 
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Joined: 04/04/18
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Location: US-IL
Hi All,
I am a retired astronomer, worked at and managed the largest planetarium in Michigan for nearly 30 years. My first real fly rod was a Fenwick 807, then a Fenwick 756. From there bamboo and graphite and now starting to get back into fiberglass a bit.
Mostly I fish for smallmouths anymore as it is a shorter drive than to a decent trout stream.
When I had my minivan, in April every year it was golf clubs in the front passenger seat, and telescope and fishing gear in the back.
Richard


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