Originally Posted by joleary60
I'm new to A/S and am heading out on a long road trip starting in Jan. After a stop at the A/S HQ for a bumper to bumper check up, I'll be heading south to FL and then west. I'll have a bunch of fly fishing gear for salt and fresh water application. I'm hoping I can connect with some like minded A/S and fly fishing types along the way. Pretty flexible in terms of itinerary (i.e., I really don't have anything set in stone). Is this a good spot to get connected with fellow fly fishing folks?
Hey Jo, We are new at both our AS and to Fly Fishing. My wife just retired and moved back home from Chicago. We got introduced to fly fishing at Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters; great people and great introduction to the sport. We have not tried salt water fishing but there's a lot of folks that do, my neighbor included. Our local shop, Orlando Outfitters, has been helpful.
We recently (October) spent a week in NC at SmokeMont Campground and fished the Bradley Fork which has a trail that parallels the stream and had a great time. We came across the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail (http://www.flyfishingtrail.com/
) and had planned to fish more of the streams on that map, but ended up having a great time just fishing along the trail at SmokeMont. It was a beautiful area.
We're currently planning a trip out West for April-June, although we may have to extend that because there's more being added to the list daily! We got into fly fishing mainly for the trips to the mountains in the East and for our trips West. Drop us a line if you'd like to get together when you get in Florida. Take care and Safe Travels.