I grew up in the central part of New York state, Cooperstown area. Did a lot of fishing on lake Otsego and the upper Susquehanna. My best friend's father was a fly fisherman and he would show us around the little streams that ran through our area, holding wild brookies. We'd make runs up to the Syracuse area for steelhead and down to the Delaware for browns. I moved to Vermont after high school and fished a lot of the rivers and streams in the central part of that state. After college, my pursuit of a career as a professional musician took over my life and I didn't fish at all for the better part of 20 years. A trip with my father to the Adirondacks to fish the Ausable two years ago rekindled my passion for this sport.
I now live in southern Ontario and have stumbled upon some fantastic trout fishing. The Credit river and Duffins creek have been my go-to's for the past couple years. I've been out to the Grand a couple times but am hoping to explore that water some more in the coming years. Though I've upgraded my equipment, I still have my old 6'6" Eagle Claw Featherweight that got me into this game. It comes off the rack from time to time, just for nostalgia.
Happy to have found this forum, thanks for having me!