I started fishing early in life – early enough to not be able to remember my first time fishing. Growing up in rural Maine there was no lack of opportunity. Every tiny trickling stream harbors native brook trout and my father had a house on a river that is filthy with smallmouth bass. That’s where my brother and I first picked up fly rods and started flogging the water until we learned how to catch some bass.
The joys of casting flies and solving the aquatic riddles of fly fishing became my preferred method of bringing fish to the net. I traveled one end of the country to the other. From Maine to Florida, and Rhode Island to California, the urge to feel a violent yank at the other end of the line followed me everywhere I went.
Things really haven’t changed since then. I still love to cast flies and see a swirling riseform to rival a flushing toilet.
That is why I started FlyFishingAtlas.com– to put together a resource for other anglers to find the outdoor equipment we want.
We hope you find the information we’ve assembled useful. If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact us here.