My wife won a charity auction prize that included dinner, wine tasting, and a fly fishing lesson.
We attended the event last night with 3 other couples. It was my first time ever holding and using a fly rod, even though I've been fishing for 35+ years. What fun! Competely different than anything I've done before. I can see why it is so addictive. We fished a private pond in Wood County near the Maumee that was stocked with bass and bluegills, and the black dry flies were just the ticket. I got to borrow a nice Sage Rod with Orvis reel (don't know the model), and learned to cast, strip, haul; as well as how not to "puddle" and "wind knot" (unfortunately, LOL!).
I don't know if Dave Shearer, of the North Branch Boys, is on this forum, but I'd like to say thanks for the great intro to the sport!