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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

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Hardy reels for 1&4 wt TXL
In Gear Talk by MFFR
7Jul 30, 2021
by Red_green_h
Texas Gulf Coast set up
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
0
Re: Valles Caldera: East fork Jemez River and San Antonio Creek
(2 more)

In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h
2Jul 30, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: First time out this year
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
5Mar 6, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: My latest work project: fish & bugs
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Mar 2, 2021
by Red_green_h
Re: Scissors
In Fly Tying by PESCATORE
15Feb 16, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Howdy!
In the Photography Board by PikeStrike
14Feb 14, 2021
by Troutnut
Re: Fishing rod sensitivity!
In Gear Talk by Grayson
3Jan 25, 2021
by OliverJames
Re: Best Streamer Rod
In Gear Talk by Dschmaier
8Jan 16, 2021
by Wbranch
My first fly
In Fly Tying by Red_green_h
3Jan 16, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Fly tying help
In Fly Tying by Red_green_h
7Jan 6, 2021
by Coha
What do I have, what do I need?
In Fly Tying by Red_green_h
4Dec 1, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Tippet for Doug
In Gear Talk by Martinlf
6Nov 30, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Happy Thanksgiving
In General Discussion by Martinlf
2Nov 26, 2020
by Partsman
Re: I got the scope Jason recommended and here are some pics through it!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
5Nov 20, 2020
by Creno
Re: Dinking around on a small stream
In Site Updates by Troutnut
6Nov 17, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Mop flies, would you use them?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
6Nov 17, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Fun with new entomology toys, and catching up on bug IDs
In General Discussion by Troutnut
9Nov 16, 2020
by Creno
Iowa fall colors
(4 more)

In the Photography Board by Red_green_h
0
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
Re: Fly Fishing Rookie
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
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
Most Recent Posts
Re: Montana: The Missouri
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf (Wbranch replied)
Re: The Blackfoot River and the North Fork of the Blackfoot
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf (Wbranch replied)
Re: Rod and reel suggestion?
In Gear Talk by 87North (OliverJames replied)
Re: Montana: Nelson's Spring Creek
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
Re: Hardy reels for 1&4 wt TXL
In Gear Talk by MFFR (Red_green_h replied)
Re: Valles Caldera: East fork Jemez River and San Antonio Creek
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h (Martinlf replied)
Texas Gulf Coast set up
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
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