Saltwater bug- tell me there's no cure
Hello all ,
I sure am glad that I found this site. It is great! My hat goes off to those administering the site and to all the contributors!
A number of years back I used to belong to the Flyfish@ mailing list. It got to be too much for me to keep up with and with a job change I fell out of the internet flyfishing world. Recently I have gotten back in though - primarily as a result of finding this website- and I have been enjoying it greatly. Till now I've been one of the lurkers - dying to participate- but wanting to learn a bit before jumping in.
Most of my flyfishing experience has been fishing dryflys here in upstate NY (Oatka Creek and the Catskills). Last March I was down in New Orleans and took the opportunity to go out after redfish. I hooked up with a couple of nice fish and now I have been bitten by the saltwater bug - big time.
Just over a week ago I took the family out to Chatham for a week long vacation. I used the archive of striper patterns on this site to tie up a bunch of flies (along with some from the Caolo book) and as a result had a very successful first outing on the beach. I was very happy with the outcome- catching my first striper and bluefish and am now eager to get back again soon.
I look forward to conversing online with you all and hopefully can pay back those of you who unknowingly helped me with my first striper outing.
out of the closet