The Virtual Fish Camp
A Flyfisher's Guide to Southeastern Waters
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Welcome! You have just surfed into my little spot on the World Wide Web. My name is Steve Keeble and it is here that I have compiled a lot of helpful information with regard to flyfishing in the Southeastern U.S. I've been fishing for most of my forty three years and now fish exclusively with a fly rod. I target both cold and warm water species and even do battle with a longnose gar on occasion. I stay busy working with North Georgia Trout Online (NGTO) as a member of the Board of Directors.
You won't see me speeding across a man-made impoundment in a $20,000 bass boat, wearing one of those green jumpsuits with advertisements on the front and back. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just ain't my cup-o-tea. Call me "old school". I build my own rods, tie my own flies, and build my own boats. I'm more at home, drifting some seldom-fished stream or river, looking for trout, bass, bream, crappie, carp, gar, or anything else I can coax into grabbing my offerings.
As an addendum to this hobby, I like to surf the web and read about the exploits of other fishermen. I've met many fine folks over the Internet, some of which hang out at North Georgia Trout Online. One of my fishing friends and a NGTO regular (Jack Edwards/The Ole Man) describes our hobby rather succinctly: "The thing is that some of us are "tetched" in the head about flyfishing. Once it gets a hold on you, it's very addictive. The down side is that most of the fishing community and the general public think we are a little bit wacky and bear watching. You know-grown people that sit in a room alone at night lashing fur and feathers (that had a ridiculous cost) to hooks with little granny bobbins and going around exclaiming how beautiful these little bugs are. People that get out in their yard and flail the air with a long pole and get a sick little grin on their face when the line goes out just right. Folks that go to a ton of trouble and expense to catch fish and then throw them all back. And when they're not fishing, they're on their computers talking about it."
Hey! Fish ain't bitin'? Try flyfishing for chickens!
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The contents of this website might be totally
inaccurate, misguided or otherwise perverse. If you are stupid enough to
follow any of the tips listed here and mess up yourself or your equipment,
I am absolved of all responsibility. The information contained herein is
based on my personal experience and by no means constitutes the correct
way to do it. Your
mileage may vary. PETA folks relax. No animals were harmed in the creation
of this website.
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