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Post 24 Aug 2012, 22:33 • #51 
New Member
Joined: 08/24/12
Posts: 2
Location: US-CA
I have been a Northern California grape grower all of my life. Grapes for wine that is. I make wine for home, family and friends. I currently grow grapes for Stuhlmuller Vineyards. Steelheading is my passion and my first fly rods were fiberglass. My favorite rods are still fiberglass.

I am a vineyard manager 30 years, wine grape consultant 30 years, bamboo rod restorer 5 years, rod collector 50 years. I've worked as a biologist, grape broker, equipment operator and landscape manager. Mostly as it (jobs) relates to the wine grape industry.


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Post 21 Sep 2012, 21:35 • #52 
Sport
Joined: 09/20/12
Posts: 32
Location: US-NY
I am an archaeology grad student working on my phd in new york.


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Post 22 Sep 2012, 00:45 • #53 
Guide
Joined: 09/12/12
Posts: 254
Location: US-MS
Retired attorney, I tie flies and fish.

Regards,
squire


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Post 22 Sep 2012, 14:06 • #54 
Sport
Joined: 07/16/11
Posts: 63
Location: BC, Canada
I was in the Sport Fishing Industry from 1989 until the end of 2006, started out working at my favourite shop,did some freshwater guiding, wrote a fishing column and then was a Manufactures rep from 1991 to 1995. I then worked at a large fishing/hunting distributor where I ran the order desk and helped manage the sales reps. In 2000 I again went back to repping until the beginning of a long and tasteless divorce forced me to resign at the end of 2006. Since then I have dealt with major health issues including having to be revived from a botched surgery during which I had a heart attack. For the last three years I have been a single parent of two great teenagers and with my health improving probably headed back to the fishing biz in some form.


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Post 29 Sep 2012, 13:39 • #55 
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Joined: 08/19/12
Posts: 477
Location: Central Oklahoma
Full time potter. I make and sell functional stoneware at art fairs around the US. I also make fish from clay to hang on your wall. My avatar is a photo of one of my products. I take care of my three boys and occasionally do things for my engineering wife.


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Post 19 Oct 2012, 21:18 • #56 
Sport
Joined: 08/29/11
Posts: 93
Location: Northeast Texas
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Twenty-three years in clinical practice, twenty in Federal service- Food Safety Inspection Service- retirement ... maybe soon.


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Post 21 Oct 2012, 09:31 • #57 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 1262
Location: Mid- coast Maine
Framing Carpenter for 20 yrs, wooden boatbuilder 9 yrs, now lovingly paint and varnish classic wooden yachts.
Filled in slow times as a cab driver, Rod wrapper, bartender/bouncer and whatever else I needed to do to eat.
RFMcD


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Post 04 Nov 2012, 16:36 • #58 
New Member
Joined: 11/02/12
Posts: 7
Location: AB, Canada
Forest Technician and Environmental Technologist


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Post 05 Nov 2012, 08:40 • #59 
Sport
Joined: 02/19/12
Posts: 25
Location: Hertfordshire , England
I am a professional car buyer , having spent all my working life in the motor industry. When I am not doing this I work part-time as a mechanic on vintage racing cars.


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Post 12 Nov 2012, 12:13 • #60 
Sport
Joined: 11/12/12
Posts: 29
Location: US-PA
Licensed Land Surveyor, wharehouseman and Woodstock survivor. Don't fish glass ... yet.


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Post 23 Dec 2012, 22:04 • #61 
Sport
Joined: 12/23/12
Posts: 47
Location: Houston, TX
I'm a salesman involved in oil & gas pipeline construction. Have to travel a bunch. Instead of "happy hour" I seek out fly shops where ever I'm out. Did a swing from Philly to Pittsburgh last week and popped into 4 great great shops, Exton, Reading, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Great people and good fun.

Haven't been in a fly shop where there wasn't something I couldn't live without.

Pete A.


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Post 24 Dec 2012, 02:43 • #62 
New Member
Joined: 12/08/12
Posts: 19
Location: US-CA
Manufacturing Manager for a high tech complany in Silicon Valley.


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Post 10 Jan 2013, 19:42 • #63 
Sport
Joined: 01/10/13
Posts: 67
Location: Lake Wales, FL
High school teacher


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Post 10 Jan 2013, 19:55 • #64 
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Joined: 03/21/08
Posts: 1417
Location: SW Oklahoma
craigc,
Welcome to the Fiberglass Flyrodders! Lots of friendly folks here and a pleasant distraction from the daily grind ... being a high school teacher, you have my deepest sympathy. :D

Doug


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Post 28 Jan 2013, 20:26 • #65 
Guide
Joined: 01/28/13
Posts: 108
Location: Mount Airy, MD
Interesting to see the number of retired people as well as police officers. I am also a full time officer. I work as a cross between a game warden and county police officer in an urban environment. Trying to make it as a popper genius one popper at a time. :D


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Post 30 Jan 2013, 17:34 • #66 
New Member
Joined: 01/29/13
Posts: 6
Location: Central Indiana
Healthcare Finance, Compliance, and Administration.

Trying to add photography to the hobby list but thus far I haven't been able to migrate beyond the "you suck" stage.


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Post 10 Feb 2013, 11:48 • #67 
Guide
Joined: 01/25/11
Posts: 105
Location: Cabool, Missouri
Lets see.. Went to school for network technology, I have been a union sheet metal worker, union floor layer, union Laborer, Laborer Foreman, Operated a CNC machine, Printer, Account manager for Pepsi Cola, Cleaned Air ducts and carpet, Sold TV's, Freelance photography.. I should mention I am 31. Ha. Kind of a free spirit. As long as I can fish and take photos I am happy. Currently I am basically unemployed and make due selling on ebay. Had a few health problems evaluated life and my sanity. Sold everything I owned. Moved to my property where I could be closer to all of the good fishing spots. Loving life having almost nothing. I don't even own a TV!

I noticed we had a few psychs here.. I may know you.. haha.. Made a lot of mistakes and been through a lot. Made a lot of money, been really broke. Now I am just trying to focus on myself, be happy and "live".

When I say mistakes I should point out, absolutely no drugs. I don't need drugs to be crazy. Ha.


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Post 22 Feb 2013, 16:47 • #68 
New Member
Joined: 02/22/13
Posts: 3
Location: US-NY
Retired L.E.O.


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Post 22 Feb 2013, 23:48 • #69 
Sport
Joined: 08/07/09
Posts: 60
Location: Huntsville, AL
College Prof and soon I hope retired.

Chips


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Post 23 Feb 2013, 00:09 • #70 
Sport
Joined: 12/29/10
Posts: 92
Location: US-CA
I am a sales rep of K-12 education material and software.


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Post 26 Feb 2013, 17:43 • #71 
Guide
Joined: 02/18/13
Posts: 130
Location: US-MI
Retired from GM now working at a ace hardware in mid michigan.


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Post 01 Mar 2013, 20:09 • #72 
Guide
Joined: 02/18/13
Posts: 130
Location: US-MI
Im rertired from GM, worked in whole bunch of different plants, but retired from gmspo, hence the partsman thing. Im currently working at a Ace hardware, which is starting to old. I would rather be dog training and fishing.

Mike.


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Post 06 Mar 2013, 22:12 • #73 
New Member
Joined: 03/06/13
Posts: 5
Location: US-AL
Wildlife and Environmental Educator
Previously a wildlife biologist/removal specialist (think "Billy the Exterminator" with a degree in Biology), a zoo curator, an 8th grade public school science teacher, and a zoo keeper


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Post 24 Mar 2013, 04:10 • #74 
Sport
Joined: 03/18/13
Posts: 35
Location: Adirondacks, Catskill, Steelhead Alley, NY
I am a full time fishing guide and fly tyer. Im also in the national guard and have been for eleven years. I got hurt in Afghanistan this last year so Im staying at a rehab center on Fort Drum for the next six months in upstate New York If I wasn't here I would also be working at a fly shop like I have been the last ten years or so either in the Adirondacks which is where I was working before my surgery or in the Catskills where I worked in a shop in the MId Hudson area. Now I have to decide which one to go back to ...


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Post 24 Mar 2013, 17:04 • #75 
Master Guide
Joined: 10/25/10
Posts: 396
Location: Genoa City Italy
Chocolate factory worker 20 years.
At the present time nigth desk office employee into a nice hotel viewing the sea.

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