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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: Long-time reader, never-time poster? Start here!
In General Discussion by Troutnut
346Jan 18, 2020
by Taxon
Re: Floating line, WF or DT
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
3Jan 18, 2020
by Red_green_h
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
8Jan 15, 2020
by Red_green_h
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
Re: nm
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
1Oct 12, 2019
by Red_green_h
Re: Boots
In Gear Talk by Martinlf
10Oct 11, 2019
by Wbranch
Re: Fly fishing etiquette
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
6Sep 16, 2019
by Jmd123
Do trout eat Striders?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
4Sep 7, 2019
by Wbranch
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In Gear Talk by Princemoga (Wbranch replied)
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In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug
Re: Iowa Driftless
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Re: Rio Puerco, Northern New Mexico
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h