Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Introduction

I guess I'll kick off this blog by telling you a little about myself. I'm a single dude in my late 30s who is hopelessly addicted to fly fishing for trout, smallmouth bass and just about anything else that swims. I spend roughly 110% of my free time either thinking about fishing or actually doing it. And because I'm a single dude in my late 30s, with no real responsibilities (like a wife and kids) I have plenty of time to pursue my addiction. I masquerade as an accountant all week but can be found wading a trout stream or floating a smallmouth river virtually every weekend, holiday and vacation day I get. Maybe someday I'll figure out a way to fish for a living...

I'm a Northern Virginia transplant who now calls Richmond home, which provides me with ample opportunity to pursue what I love. The James River, a wonderful smallmouth bass fishery, is 5 minutes away and the trout streams are a short jaunt west in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. I share a craptacular house in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond with a 6 year old pooch named Rocky, who doesn't seem to give a rat's butt how much time I devote to fishing. He spends most of his free time enjoying his own favorite pastime which involves stretching out on the furniture and then licking and scratching himself for hours. It's a tough life.

I hope to chronicle my adventures in fly fishing on this blog and plan to post plenty of trip reports, cool pictures and maybe even some video. I'm doing this mainly for my own amusement, but if it turns out some people like to read about what I'm up to that would be cool too.

More to come soon...


  1. Good stuff Dan. Welcome to the blogging fold. I've had a great time doing it this past year as it adds a new dimension to the enjoyment of our favorite sport.

    And it's fun to share.


  2. Thanks Mike. I didn't know you had a blog, but I've really enjoyed your posts on the SEFFF. You definitely have a way with words.