I'm kilocharlie, from So Cal. I have taken (and mostly released) over 100,000 trout from the Ventura and Kern Rivers, Sespe, Piru, Agua Blanca, Davy Brown, and Santa Paula creeks in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties since I was quite young. I've bass fished Lakes Lopez, Cachuma, Casitas, Piru, Castaic, Pyramid, and Isabella. Have also fly fished many of the Western and Eastern Sierra streams and lakes, Central California's farm ponds, and done plenty of surf fishing.
In more recent years, I fish for steelhead up in Washington and Oregon, and LOVE fighting tuna on the cattle boats and private launches. My favorite local trips are the 3-day runs to the Cortez and Tanner Banks. I'm gearing up for long range as well.
I've also fished Kodiak, Alaska, the Dean River system in Canada, and in Australia's East coast many years ago.
I build custom rods from bamboo, glass, and graphite, carve custom wooden lures, tie flies for fresh and salt water. I've built several kayaks and canoes.