Thursday, October 14, 2010

What does it me to be a fly fisherman>

What does it mean to me to be a fly fisherman?
     I think first and foremost it means to be an ethical angler, a steward of the environs where we all fish. Secondly it means a way in which we catch fish;  how we catch fish with artificial flies that we make and no barbs on our hooks giving the fish much more advantage than other ways of fishing. For example most fish caught by fly fisherman when the fish strikes the hook is set by the angler and his hand on the line whereas other ways of fishing  such as bait casting , cane rod fishing the hook is set with the rod  tip and not the line, therefore a fly fisherman must keep his/her line tight at all times.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why did you choose to be a fly fishing professor?

 Why did I become a fly fishing professor?
     I love the sport of fly fishing and all the aspects of it , casting , fly tying, reading water and traveling to all the great destinations that allow me to fish in some of the prettiest places in the world and by doing this I wanted to share my experiences and the sport to others and what better place than a college or university where they are trying to get you people back out doors.  So I came up with a proposal and started to contact all  the colleges and universities in my area to pursue my interest and spread the sport of fly fishing to students how need to get out before the go into the working world full time. One more Cast, Andrew

Monday, October 11, 2010

First Blog

Well, Hello out there I am really excited to start my blog and pass on the great fishing stories and travels with my fly rod to anyone who will read and listen. I up for a lot of fun see you out there, TIGHT LINES!