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New to the forum - from Austin Texas

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#1 dneid

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:24 PM

Good Afternoon, All,

I signed up a few weeks and have been lurking for a bit.  I like the forum and the members seems polite and well mannered and very willing to help.

 

More about me.

I actually started fly tying BEFORE I started fly fishing way back in the early 70s.  Started with a Thompson vise that I still have, but I have retired it for a Renzetti that I really like.  I bought that about 20 yrs ago when I started getting back in fly tying.

 

I started fly fishing about 6 months after I started tying up in Connecticut.  I have fished a great deal of the US and some of the world (Patigonia region of Argentina, UK, a bit in Ukraine).  I have managed to catch quite a few species, but trout are my first love.  Biggest US rainbow was caught on a size 20 zebra midge I tied.

 

Ok, that is enough about me.  Tell me about you if you are so inclined.

 

Regards,

Dale



#2 mikechell

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:32 PM

Welcome to the site, Dale.  Nice little write up on yourself, except for where you currently live!

 

I'm in Central Florida region.  North of Orlando, but not on salt water.   No trout where I live ... but more species of Sunfish than just about anywhere else.


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#3 dneid

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:53 AM

Yeah, Mike, I guess I could have made that clearer.  I do live in Austin, Texas.  Been here for about 20 yrs.  I went to college in Tampa at USF.  Got my engineering degree there and was hired by Texas Instruments Defense Group.  Been in Texas since 1989 (not counting my time at Carswell AFB in Ft Worth).



#4 mikechell

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

Thank you ... and again, welcome to the site.


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#5 tjm

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:23 PM

Hello. my son and his wife both went to USF and currently live in Tampa. I live south of Joplin and fish bass, sunnies and trout. Learned flyfishing in RI & MA in the '70s and had to start tying almost immediately to keep up with the flies I lost.





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