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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Short-time lurker here, decided to join up because of all the knowledge here.

I'm a new guy in many senses of the word. I have only been fly fishing for a couple of years, and am now wanting to get into spey casting. Going to keep my ears and eyes open for a basic set up once I figure out all the terminology.

I'm located in Southern Ontario, on the banks of the lower Grand River. Lots of steelhead water around here, but I am going to try to focus on my home waters (Caledonia-York stretch of water) before doing a lot of travelling. Life is pretty busy right now, and about to get busier (twins on the way), so I try to make the most of the opportunities I have.

Thanks in advance for putting up with me, I hope to see some of you on the water some day.

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new guy beware!!!! It is a dark slippery slope you are venturing into!!!!!!
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Welcome Tom. You are at a good spot with lots of folks to learn from if you just look out the door toward the river. Anymore the 2H guys outnumber the SH & gear guys down there most days, at least in the fall.

Learn to use the search function on this board and the answers to a lot of the questions you may have are already there. And make sure you attend the Grand River Spey Clave in Brantford in early October.

Congrats on the twins - lets see how much fishing you do after that blessed event.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2014, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome fellows.

I've seen a number of tow-handers out in the area, usually in the more peaceful areas. I can't stand the combat fishing near the dam, especially on the weekends.

Hoping to make it out to the Spey Clave this year, maybe take my boy and get him hooked early. If I'm going down the slope he might as well join me... except I'll probably be footing the bill!
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