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Troutnut.com User Red_green_h (Ryan Norris )

Real NameRyan Norris
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LocationNew Mexico
Biography & ThoughtsI started fly fishing as a way to quit smoking. Every time I felt like smoking I would go outside and practice casting. I actually didn't start fishing with a fly rod until about 5 years after I quit smoking. The first fish I caught was an 18 inch Rainbow on a 4wt 8 foot Redington combo using a Royal Wulff. I've been hooked (pun intended) ever since. As an avid fisher growing up in Iowa I've caught some decent large mouth in and around the ponds and old gravel pits I lived around. But living in New Mexico I've come addicted to backpacking or hiking up to small mountain streams and lakes and fishing for small native cutthroats or browns. What I've come to appreciate about fly fishing is the strategy involved and having to think things through if I want to catch anything. This is especially true on small streams which one needs to employ stealth to be able to catch the spooked ones. I love how I have had to adapt and evolve fishing techniques in order to catch fish and I feel more as if I am part of nature as opposed to something that is invading it.

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Latest Posts By Red_green_h

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Beautiful fish of the South Fork
In Fishing Reports by Squarehog1
2Sep 18, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Rod length dilemmas... 10ft vs 9ft - 8ft vs 6ft
In Gear Talk by Barbaube
5Jul 25, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Optics for fly fisherman
(1 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
10Jul 10, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Such a classic spot.
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
3Jul 10, 2020
by Partsman
Re: When the hatch don't match
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
15Jul 10, 2020
by Troutnut
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83
35Jul 4, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Views from the Parks Highway
In Site Updates by Troutnut
4Jul 4, 2020
by Troutnut
Re: The Boys Were Back in Town Chapter 5, part 2 of "Town and Country"
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
3Jul 2, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Anual San Pedro Parks Wilderness backpacking trip
(5 more)

In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h
4May 28, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Troutnuts with wildflowers from my front yard
(1 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
4May 26, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Fishing smaller flies
In General Discussion by Scudmissle
6May 11, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Rod and reel suggestion?
In Gear Talk by 87North
6May 11, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Reels under $100
In Gear Talk by Lastchance
28May 2, 2020
by Red_green_h
Trout Unlimited, who are they?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
13Feb 18, 2020
by Rollcast
Re: Your thoughts on fly clips?
In Gear Talk by Barbaube
2Feb 18, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Rod recommendations in Santa Fe area
In Gear Talk by Chop
5Feb 12, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Floating line, WF or DT
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
12Jan 21, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Long-time reader, never-time poster? Start here!
In General Discussion by Troutnut
357Jan 18, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Iowa Driftless
In General Discussion by KevinB
6Jan 15, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Need an excuse to buy new rods
In Gear Talk by Barbaube
1Jan 15, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Rio Puerco, Northern New Mexico
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h
9Jan 15, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Thankful
In General Discussion by Martinlf
4Nov 28, 2019
by Strmanglr
Re: 1wt gear
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
10Oct 23, 2019
by Red_green_h
Re: Changing fly line
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
7Oct 17, 2019
by RleeP
Re: Cold weather fly fishing
In Beginner Help by Red_green_h
22Oct 14, 2019
by Red_green_h
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