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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:09 AM
I have been lurking around here for some time and finally decided to register. So.....I wanted to share a few things about myself.
My name is Marc Evans. I live in South Mississippi, and only recently(bout 2 yrs) started fly fishing again. I fly fished as a boy with my father for bluegill, and bass. Since starting back I also took up tying my own flies.
Since I am the only one of my friends that uses the long rod, I have no mentors or fly fishing partners to critique my style. Through GooGle, and books, I taught myself to tie flies. (Hence the reason I have been lurking) This forum has taught me allot and I figured it was time I give back to the community that has helped me become an almost, most assuredly, half decent fly fisherman. Because, fly fishing is an awesome sport, and fly tying has created another monster that shops at salon supply stores, Christmas sales, and occasionally, Fathoms the thought of the flies I could tie with my wife's lap dog.....ok, I wouldn't dare. Besides, it's the wrong shade of grayish yellow.
In-other-words, I'm addicted! Not sure if it was my love of arts and all things handmade, or the first fishing trip saved by one of my ugliest first ever flies that got me.....but I now have a corner, desk, cabinet(materials) and even a website for my new found hobby. The main reason I started the website is not having any fishing friends to share my new ooohs and ahhhs with. Like everyone else, I need criticism and atta boys to keep me encouraged.
Well, enough of that....I am glad I joined this community, and I hope you all are as excited as I am to have me!
Thanks for all the support you didn't know you were giving me! ;-)
Oh yeah, almost forgot....if you get the chance, stop by my blog, it's still developing, so don't be disappointed....it will get better, I promise! www.thetangledfly.wordpress.com
Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:16 PM
Just wondering...... Are there any other Mississippi members on here? ........ Particularly South MS? Need someone to possibly fish and share fly patterns with. I'm the only local to my area that fly fishes and ties. I'm from the Escatawpa area.... Now claimed as Moss Point! Just checking
Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:57 AM
Mid-Florida here. Welcome to the site.
Don't stop fishing for bass and panfish ... it's just too fun.
I can believe you're alone in fly fishing and tying there ... but just barely. Most times, when I am on the water in Central Florida: 1) I never see another fly slinger, and 2) I hear people in passing boats exclaim, "Look at that guy ... he's fly fishing !!!"
On the other hand, if there's any kind of sports store nearby that sells fly fishing gear, then there are other addicts in the area. Good luck in finding them ... but you will.
Barbed hooks rule!
Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:33 PM