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  1. I got out Friday night for my very first time. North end of Plum Island at low tide. I didn't catch a thing, but I had the greatest time being out there working on my casting. Got a little better as the night went on and didn't try to cast past my abilities. I got the bug!!
  2. Sending email to blu_h20@msn.com through my personal email account and it's not getting through. I would like to meet you tonight at Captain's Dock (I'll find it) on Plum Island- 6 pm. If you get this, send me an email to confirm that this is still a good time. Thanks -looking forward to it. Don
  3. Sent you an email but it came back undeliverable. Not sure what's up. Regarding equipment - I got a 9 wt. fast action fly rod by Scientific Anglers off of ebay. Brand new and looks like a nice rod. My line is WF-9F. I'm not that frustrated right now - I'm just a beginner, but I would like to take you up on the offer of some instruction. I can meet you on PI (name the place - I'm new to the area) tonight or tomorrow night, whichever time is good for you. It would be good to get some helpful saltwater fishing tips in general. Thanks,
  4. I practiced casting for the first time in my backyard yesterday. I was able to get the line out about 30 feet. Any longer and it was just a mess. Any suggestions on how I can increase the length of my casts? What should I be working on?
  5. I got a WF-9F line. I plan on putting everything together this week (backing, line, etc.) and practicing some casts somewhere before I get out a fish for real.
  6. I got my equipment - 9' rod, 9# line and some flies - but I really need some help getting started. Anyone interested in providing some instruction please let me know. Where to go, when to go, and a lot of how-to. I'm a quick learner, so I shouldn't be too frustrating. Email me and let me know where and when to meet you and I will bring the food and drink. Thanks.