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Rolf Evenson

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I'll add a little and hope many others will do the same.  Grew up fishing Wisconsin's driftless area, browns, brookies and rainbows. Started out with an ultralight spinning setup and "inch-minnows" were my magic bullet.  Tilford Bagstad and Lefty (David Olson) got me into fly fishing, that was high school and early college years.  My brother Rick, who lived in Heppner, OR at the time introduced me to steelhead on the John Day and Deschutes...and Hood River too.  Moved to the PNW in the early 90's for additional schooling and became addicted to fly fishing for steelhead.  Then found the Klickitat which I've called home since 1999.
Spey is my way through life...

Hoping for many more replies to this thread, and thanks for a great forum that only we can make greater.
Erik Schirmer

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I grew up in northern California and started fly fishing at the age of ten; I am now sixty.  I have fished many lakes, streams and rivers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and northern state as well as times fishing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  The river I fished most consistently is Fall River in north east California.  After retiring from law enforcement six years ago, my wife and I moved to Rathdrum Idaho to be near family.  Now my “so to say home water” is the Coeur d’Alene River and its tributaries. 

This year I have taken up Spey casting for Steelhead so I am a newbie.  At this point I want to learn long line casting as I see no real benefit for me to shoot line when I can and have done that with my single hand rods on all of the steelhead rivers I have fished so far, like the Yuba, American, Smith, Clearwater and Grand Ronde.  Also I see a big advantage to working the full line out and then fishing down the run, very efficient.  With about four practice sessions on the Spokane River I am able to make the four basic casts and fish (river right strong side, weak side and river left strong side, weak side).  I fish using the double spey and snap c.  I WILL learn the single spey but will practice it without a hook.  I have endured that little piece of yarn slapping me hard on the face more than once and it is a lot harder than my wife has ever slapped me.  Actually I do not remember my wife ever slapping me but just saying, no hook for now doing the single spey.  

I plan on expanding the rivers I fish because I have learned about so many great Steelhead waters up here in the Pacific North West.  I found this forum while researching spey casting and its tackle.  This site has a lot of information, diverse opinions and intelligent discussion all while being civil.  You all are a big help, thank you and I hope to see you on the rivers.

PS: Thanks Poppy for all that you have done and all that you do, God Bless.


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Mike Bacca

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Walsenburg, Colorado. United States. Nothing much here just a small town of about 1100 people.
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Originally Posted by Mike Bacca
Walsenburg, Colorado. United States. Nothing much here just a small town of about 1100 people.


Mike,

Could you condense your intro a little?
That wall of text is more than I can get through at one sitting.[smile]

Just kidding. Welcome!!

Best wishes,
Bob
Mike Bacca

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 I'll try to shorten it up next time.[wink]
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Hi, I just joined the forum. Thanks for having me. Born in Alabama. Moved out West upon graduating college. I cut my teeth fishing for bass and hunting bobwhite quail. Then I started fly fishing when I moved to California. Now I live in the PNW and am obsessed with the spey rod. 

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William McQuade

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From Glasgow, Scotland. Now living in Grand Rapids Michigan.
James D Jones

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I don't get it. Seven pages so far & no where in anyone's profile do I see where they live. I can't remember seven pages of everyone's life history. I am unable to edit my profile to show where I live or what river I call home. Until then, I shall remain anonymous.
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Oregon House,Yuba County. Ca.
Nathan Carter

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Hello everyone. I just joined this forum and heard about it through the folks on Speypages. I live in Northern  California. My home river is the Klamath and I often fish the Rogue in Oregon (among other rivers). I have been fishing for Steelhead on the fly since 2000 but have resisted spey rods until a couple years ago and I now love to cast two handers! Happy swinging.

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Dave Luscombe

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Prince Rupert BC is home for me, Next to the pacific and close to the lower skeena, kloiya,kasiks, exchamsiks extew, extall and an hour and a half from Terrace and all the wonderful rivers there.
Jan Sorensen

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Leduc County Alberta is where I call home. I’m fairly new to the two handed rod game but I’m really enjoying it. My main river is the North Saskatchewan where we do pretty well swinging flies for Walleye, Pike and Goldeye. I also try to make a couple of trips to Northwestern BC each year.
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I am from Terrace, BC.
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