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Greetings from Tacoma WA


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#1 Thwap

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

Hello everyone!

 

I grew up in California, fishing the American, and Sacramento rivers mainly, back in the 70's.

Learned to fly fish catching bluegill and bass on Folsom lake, and started tying when I was 15-16 or so.

 

Then life got in the way, and pretty much quit fishing.

I've done well, but I found myself thinking, why do I feel like I have no passion, nothing I really LOVE doing.

What did I ever LOVE to do?

 

So here I am 40 years later, in Washington, and just beginning the journey again.

I've got a new vise and materials coming from  the Caddis fly shop.

My son wants to learn to fly fish.

I'm totally stoked, and ready to go.

 

 

Its good to be here.



#2 mikechell

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

Welcome to the site, Thwap.  I hope you find tying and fly fishing to be the thing that you're "missing".


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#3 chugbug27

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

It's almost never too late to balance things out and readjust, Thwap. Second chances can be awesome.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:10 PM

welcome back



#5 Rarejul

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

Oh how cool.. I also grew up fishing Folsom and American river in California. Lived in Fair Oaks..My mom and dad often took us camping up near a small lake where I got seriously hooked on fishing.. the best days were when you saved up all your allowance and dad took us to KMart and I would spend hours looking at fish stuff..



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