My name is Simon. I love fishing and in the last couple years picked up fly fishing. I know little about fishing for trout but have caught tons of bass, anadramous american shad and hickory shad, and Stripers on the fly because I was living in the piedmont region of NC. I want to do more trout but would like to continue throwing clousers and other large flys not conducive to the equipment haha. Out here in the deep east they call the fly rod the handicap, its not the best way to catch warm water or anadromous fish but when you hook into a 24 inch american shad (relative of tarpon) and it takes off like a torpedo there is no going back to conventional gear. I am posting here because I am hoping to meet other passionate conservationists/hunters/fisherman/backpackers/canoers etc. that either live or lived in the area. Ideally I would like be part of a community that revolves around fly fishing and conservation.