Started fishing at about age 3. Learned to fish from my father, John Sr. He was not a sophisticated fisherman, but he did recognize fishing as a great diversion. He had learned from his father and they were basically “sit- on-the-bank” fisherman. I obviously started fishing under their tutorage. As I grew older, I liked to fish for trout and bass. I was using bait and spinners.
By the time I was 14, I was experimenting with various other artificial lures, including flies. By this time I was tying some of my own flies.
The next change in my fishing occurred as I learned to do serious bass fishing. This included lure selection and the effect of weather on bass fishing. This peaked as I reached 50 years old.
I still enjoy bass fishing, especially with a fly rod, but steelhead fishing in Lake Erie tributaries is my favorite fishing. Unfortunately, this fishing is seasonal during the winter months. But, struggling with the weather makes the fish that are caught, all the more prized.