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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.
Forum SignatureRyan Norris
"a day not catching anything is better than a day not fishing at all"

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Latest Posts By Red_green_h

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
In General Discussion by Martinlf
2Nov 26, 2020
by Partsman
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In the Photography Board by Jmd123
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In Site Updates by Troutnut
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by Jmd123
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In General Discussion by Red_green_h
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by Wbranch
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Re: Tippet for Doug
In Gear Talk by Martinlf
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by Martinlf
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In the Photography Board by Red_green_h
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Re: Getting skunked on the East Fork of the Jemez River
In the Photography Board by Red_green_h
4Nov 6, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: Need advice on fly line.
In Gear Talk by Montanafish
4Sep 24, 2020
by Red_green_h
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In Gear Talk by Tor
4Sep 24, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Beautiful fish of the South Fork
In Fishing Reports by Squarehog1
2Sep 18, 2020
by Red_green_h
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In Gear Talk by Barbaube
5Jul 25, 2020
by Red_green_h
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(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
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In General Discussion by Red_green_h
15Jul 10, 2020
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In Beginner Help by AllanM83
35Jul 4, 2020
by Martinlf
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In Site Updates by Troutnut
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In the Photography Board by Jmd123
3Jul 2, 2020
by Jmd123
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(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
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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
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