and my first trip.

Guys, I went on my first fly fishing trip this weekend. I showed up wading the river with hiking boots and a really crappy pair of waders and the combination ended up making my feet, legs and back hurt to the point that I had to stop fishing. I stopped by little river outfitters and Bill (I forget his last name, but he sounded like he wasfrom Candada or up North) helped me find an inexpensive pair of waders and felt boots from "Chota" (I think that's the name). The store owner also helped me with my tippit and float line and leader knots the next day. They knew I didn't have a lot of money and put me on some good inexpensive equipment and I caught my first brwon trout today. It was an experience that I can't describe. Unfortunately, one of my dogs is deathly sick and I had to come back to Nashville, but I know that I will be back. I don't think I could find the personal, hands on treatment at most other stores because I could tell that they really cared about my experience. Thanks to LRO and I'll definitey be back. I wish I could post a picture of that little 8" brown, it was beautiful ( I did release it for the next guy up above treetmont where the road ends..It will be much wiser and proabably grow to a decent size now!). Anyway, I had a blast and thanks to LRO for all fo their help and actual concern for my situation (low cash and new to the sport).

David "Dwayne" Gresham

Nashville, TN