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New to the Board from NY

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:06 am
by Taylor8
Hello from Upstate NY (many hours away from the Big city). I first want to thank Paul and everyone on the Board who provide a wealth of fly casting knowledge! It’s been great following the dialogue and I apologize ahead of time if I ask questions that have been covered in the past.

As for me, I’m just another guy who got into fly fishing and then realized I needed to learn how to fly cast too. Of course, the learning process led to fly casting being a whole separate passion from fly fishing. There isn’t much for casting competitions near me so I’m typically that odd guy casting at a park competing against myself. I do draw some interesting looks and comments which makes for a good laugh or two. Competing against yourself is what fly casting is all about anyway right?

Now I just need to figure out which HT to buy first :)

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:22 am
by Paul Arden
Hi Taylor and a big welcome from me! :D

I think we have a few guys who sometimes post from NY. Craig Buckbee and John Field, both very fine casters and instructors indeed!

Catching up with my emails! Will send your one later today :D

Cheers, Paul

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:15 am
by Taylor8
Craig gave my father and I a casting lesson a couple years ago. Like you said, great caster and instructor!

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:56 am
by easterncaster
Hey Taylor - great to see your name on the board !

Thanks for the kind words. I recall you to be a mighty fine caster. Hope your dad is doing well.

Cold enough for you these past few days? I was outside today casting a few lines, getting things figured for some Bonefish interviewing this coming week.

I have one of Paul's Hot Torpedos, 5 Competition. aka a 6 in disguise :glare: :D ... which you are more than welcome to give a try.

CB

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm
by Taylor8
Hey Craig! It’s a bit tough to get some casting practice in when you hands go numb rigging up. I’m coming off a shoulder surgery and last week got my first casts in at the park in about 3 months. Where to are you heading to for those bones?

Hope to catch up with you this year maybe at a Catskill Casting Club practice or something. I reached out to Per recently as things were fairly quiet last year and he said there would be a notice coming out soon.

I’d take you up on testing that HT! I might have the Comp V2 on order 😉.

-Taylor

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:52 pm
by Viking Lars
Welcome to the MadHouse, Taylor :-).

Lars

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:44 pm
by Taylor8
Thanks Lars! Quite a few rabbit holes to go down reading past Board discussions 🙂

Re: New to the Board from NY

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:27 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
If you get offered a choice between a red or a blue pill by a suspicious looking dude in sunglasses at any point in those rabbit holes, turn around and run Taylor, run I tell ya 😎

And be aware of the mad Viking 😜

Cheers
Lasse