Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dave's first post
For my first post, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself (don’t worry, after this it’s all about the fish). I’m Dave Barbieri and I’ve been fly-fishing pretty much my whole life. Ever since the day 36 years ago when I lost that first big Feather River fish, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of fishing some of the greatest trout rivers west of the Rockies, like the Madison in Montana, the Green in Utah, and the Henry’s Fork of the Snake in Idaho... Lucky for me, my favorite river - the Yuba - is only about a 10 minute drive!
I started guiding about 7 years ago. I’ve always loved fishing, but in the last few years, I’ve really enjoyed fly casting and teaching. So 2 years ago, I was certified as an FFF (Federation of Fly Fishers) Casting Instructor.
It’s very rewarding getting people into fish and even more so teaching them the skills to go out and catch more on their own. It’s a great day when someone who has never fished before lands their first hefty rainbow, but even greater when that person is casting and presenting “like a pro” by the end of the day.
Check back soon for updates on the how what when where and whys of fly fishing on the Dark Seam.