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Greg Fitz

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Hey Gang:

I've posted for years on that other site as "Slint" but first time connecting here. Nice to see some familiar names.

Here is my deal: I'm moving to Seattle in a month. Lived my whole life in MN, so most of my swung fly and spey experience has been in the great lakes. Spent some time in OR, WA, ID and AK based on short jobs and shorter steelhead trips. Really looking forward to falling deep into western rivers. (Literally, if you count my first day out west a few years ago!)

But, we are only going to be in Seattle for three years for sure. Then we find out if we move again or stick around. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the amount of water and the scale of the rivers. If anyone has some advice to point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. I can return the favor with beers and good karma. I'm looking forward to exploring and stomping around, but a point in the right direction would be helpful.

I'll keep my mouth shut, so if you're up for a PM, I'd certainly appreciate it. Anything is helpful... some summer or winter steelhead ideas or locations for a wading angler hoping to get up to speed.

Also, as much as I love the Red Shed, if anyone can recommend their favorite Seattle shop, I'd love to check out my new local shops.

Guide recommendations might be helpful, too. I think a trip or two in the next year might help shorten the learning curve.

It is bittersweet leaving home water. I was fishing this spring and marveling at what a decades worth of time on a river accrue to in terms of confidence and familiarity. But, I'm pretty excited to see some new water and maybe tussle with some steelhead that came from saltwater to swim up their native waters. 

Thanks gang.

GF/Slint


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