Well first of all you live in the right place if you are interested in swff... we in the northeastern states are fortunate to have some of the best in the nation second perhaps to Florida, and the pacific northwest where saltwater flyfishing is hardly exploited compared to other means.
I would suggest jumping into one of the conclaves or maybe one of the regulars will show you the ropes. One thing's for sure the more you participate the more you will benefit.
Where are you targeting for areas to fish first?
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