"Gulper" fishing Hebgen Lake with friend and guide Bob Lamm.
My first tarpon on a fly. Belize 1985. Image credit to Mike Lawson.
Early morning in the float tube. Hebgen Lake Gulpers...Great Fun!
OnlyOnFlies is a website I have been thinking about for many years. I have been chasing and catching fish with a fly rod for over 40 years. From rivers, lakes and streams mostly across the West to numerous forays into the salt for tarpon, bonefish and dozens of other species. I have also chased bass, carp, pike...most any fish that I thought might eat a fly. I have caught fish on a fly that, to this day, I still cannot identify.
One of the resources I wish I had as a beginner with a thousand questions is a single place (web sites did not exist back then) where I could go and and get answers to many of the questions or, at least, get pointed to the answers. All I had at the time were books (and I have read many); fly shops and, most importantly, fly fishing friends and others I have been fortunate enough to meet along the way.
Going forward, the hope is that this will develop into a resource of value and it will become as much "our" website. The plan is to focus as much time and energy as possible helping beginners and those simply interested in finding out more about the many aspects of fly fishing. I am on the verge of being an old man and my energies are limited so this will only become a true success if we build this together. OnlyOnFlies is all about providing information and resources in a somewhat organized manner for fly fishers of all skill levels. We will do this with articles, videos and links to what we believe are some of the best sources available and, hopefully, you will be willing to contribute articles, videos or other content based on your interests and expertise. If it is fly fishing related, we are interested!
Going forward, I want to encourage viewers to become active participants in this project by providing content they feel will add to our goals to educate and perhaps entertain fly fishers in pursuit of knowledge. Over these 40 plus years I have learned a great deal about fly fishing. Like most of you, there are still many things I know very little about. I will be posting a list of topics that I feel unqualified to discuss in any detailed manner. I will try to find ways to encourage your participation in filling these voids. I welcome your ideas, comments and criticism...all the bright sunny days and too much wind has made me tough enough to take it.
Good Fishing and Tight Lines!
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