Introduce yourself!

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Welcome to the Trout Unlimited community. Tell us a bit about yourself. Answer us these three questions so we can get to know you.

  1. What is your favorite fly/lure?
  2. Where did you catch your first trout?
  3. What's your favorite music to listen to on the way to go fishing?

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said on Monday, September 17th, 2012

Hi there,

My name is Sinjin Eberle - I live in Denver, Colorado and I am President of Colorado Trout Unlimited.

My favorite fly is a Chartreuse Copper John (works basically everywhere!)

Caught my first trout on the Gunnison River in Almont, Colorado

I listen to many varieties of Rock, from folksy Todd Snider to Rage Against the Machine - all depends on the mood (and the tolerance of my passengers!)

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said on Monday, September 17th, 2012

Hey guys, my name is Jason Long. I live in Greenville, SC and a member of the Mountain Bridge TU Chapter in G'ville.

Favorite fly is an Elk Hair Caddis and close second is any big nasty black streamer.

Caught my first trout on the Davidson River in WNC about 14 years ago.

Favorite music for heading up the mountain is Gov't Mule. Got to head your head on straight before trout hunting.

Really looking forward to seeing this new site grow. I think it's a great idea with a ton of potential.

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said on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Welcome to the site guys. It was great seeing you both in Asheville!

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said on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

My name is Damon Hearne - I am TU's Southeast Conservation Coordinator based in Asheville, NC.

My favorite fly is probably a Light Cahill - I like them on our small brookie streams (though they are not picky...)

I caught my first trout (rainbow) on a pond in the highlands of western Tanzania. Found a fly rod, gear and a coffee table book on fly fishing in the tea plantation lodge where we were taking a break from leading a college semester abroad program and figured it was a good way to spend an afternoon. It was ugly, but I caught a fish! My first native trout was a brookie on the Rocky Fork parcel in Unicoi County TN.

Favorite music for heading out of the office and up the mountain is probably something from John Hiatt's Master of Disaster album.

Enjoyed meeting everyone in Asheville at the annual meeting - and if you find yourself in Asheville, look me up!

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said on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I'm Brennan Sang — I'm TU's Online Community Manager. I'm from Michigan originally, but live in West Yellowstone Montana these days.

My favorite fly these days is probably a Royal Wulff Cripple. It's quick to tie and floats like a cork.

I caught my first trout on a small stream in Michigan after days of catching trees and making impossibly complex wind knots. The sun was almost down and somehow a rising brown mistook my poorly tied fly for a natural.

It's hard to pick a favorite where pre-fishing music is concerned, but I'd probably go with Son Volt's album Trace.

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said on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Kyle Stephens, Im from Santa Cruz, Ca. Member of the San Jose chapter.

Sadly I haven't gotten into fly fishing but it is a plan in the very near future.

My first trout I caught on a small creek in oregon near Eugene. I was maybe 8yrs old. I was using a little plastic grub from one of those ready to fish combo poles. I ended up catching and releasing about 9 fish within the hour. they were only about 5-8 inch fish but got me hooked on small stream trout fishing.

I would be listening to country music.

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said on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Max Guggenheimer: 5 Rivers Program Coordinator for the Virginia Council; Immediate-Past-President of the Skyline Chapter. I live in Sedalia, VA.

I like wooly buggers and Chernobyl ants.

I caught my first trout on the South Fork of the Piney River.

What's your favorite music to listen to on the way to go fishing? live Panic.

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said on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Welcome to the site Max! How's the Fiver Rivers work going in VA? I think that's a great project.

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said on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hello Everyone,

My name is Mark Hartmann. I don't have a favorite fly. I caught my first trout, a rare native-brookie, in an old CCC-built rearing pond in Hillsdale, MI on a #14 Sand Flea Nymph about 33 years ago. I'm a news and NPR junkie who rarely listens to much else, except when there's a Detroit Tiger's game; but I'd be so happy just going out fishing for a change I'd pro'lly even tolerate rap.

Semper Fi, Mark.

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said on Friday, November 9th, 2012

Welcome to the site, Mark. Where in MI are you? I'm originally from Kalamazoo, but live in Montana these days. I still have a lot of family back in MI though.

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said on Monday, December 10th, 2012

My name is Randy Babas and I live in Fountain, CO. I currently serve as the Director of Communications for the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of TU in Colorado Springs.

My favorite fly is the flash back pheasant tail followed closely by the trico spinner.

My first fish on the fly came maybe five or six years ago on a #16 Adams on the South Platte in 11 Mile Canyon.

Favorite fishing tunes are pretty much whatever, but fine myself liking the folksy bluegrass stuff more and more!

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said on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Hello All.

I am Scott Pickett. I am the Utah TU Council secretary / tech guru. I fished my whole life but I taught myself to fly-fish when I was 15 and haven't looked back. Now I'm teaching my kids.

My favorite fly is a little secret we call the "dirty worm". It has caught fish all over the Western US and also on a trip to Argentina.

First fish I really remember catching were Bonneville cutthroats from the tributaries that run into Bear Lake in Utah. My grandpa teaching me to bounce a worm through deep holes.

Music tastes are all over the map.

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said on Friday, January 17th, 2014

Hello my name is Jack Rudez and I live in East Tennessee near Chattanooga. I recently retired and started back fly fishing after a 25 year absence.

My favorite place to fish is the Hiwassee River near Reliance, TN. My favorite fly is a BH Hares Ear nymph and for dries I like a Blue Wing Olive. Since returning to fly fishing I caught my first fish on the Hiwassee River.

I enjoy listening to satelite radio, anything from Jazz to older country music stations.

Living in East Tennessee I also hve the opportunity to fish the Toccoa River in North Georgia and Fires Creek and the Nanthhala in Western North Carolina. 

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