Before becoming a fly fisherman, I fished bass tournaments for 30+ years and got out because the lakes just became too crowded and when the prize money got bigger, I had to compete against those who wanted to cheat and all this just took the fun out of fishing for me. A friend told me to go purchase a fly fishing outfit from Wally World and go to the rivers and he thought I would find the fun that fishing use to provide me and he was right. I really love fly fishing and I took to it rather quickly.