I started fly fishing in 1998, and I was lucky enough to have friends who guide, and they were willing to take me out fishing, so I learned from the best. After trying most of the various techniques in fly fishing I feel that I’m most suited for Spey fishing for steelhead. I hope one day to try saltwater fishing at an exotic location.

Q&A with Eric Fields:

Eric Fields holding a rainbow trout on the Lower Sacramento RiverHow you did you get started in fly fishing?
I started out conventional fishing, and I needed a new challenge.

What does Fly Fishing do for you that keeps you coming back for more?
Fishing new waters and new techniques.

Favorite Fish to pursue?
Steelhead, and top water bass fishing.

What fly fishing destination is on your Bucket List?
Fishing for redfish and black drum in Louisiana.

Favorite Fly Rod and Why?
Sage X. I feel it is the most versatile rod for most applications,

Favorite Reel and Why?
Galvan Torque. Lightweight, good drag, and made in California.

Favorite Fly and Why?
C.B. Assassin, my most constant swinging pattern on the Klamath System.

Eric fighting a fish from the boat on the Fall River

What is your greatest fly fishing extravagance?
Winston Micro Spey 4 weight with a Galvan Torque 7

Which living or non-living fly fisher would you want to spend a day Fly Fishing with?
Mike Mercer

Who are your favorite writers?
Dec Hogan

What single issue in fly fishing do you feel has the greatest adverse potential?
The lack of new people interested in fly fishing.

Eric FieldsWhat is your most memorable fly fishing trip you’ve taken?
When I went to Tierra del Fuego for sea-run brown trout.

Which talent or natural gift would you most like to have?
I would like to have the discipline to work out.

Who are your heroes in real life?
James Hetfield

What do you most value in your friends?
Someone who has close to the same values as I do.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A dog for sure!

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Galvan Torque Fly Reels

The Torque design is one of the most commonly copied on the market. These handsome reels are lightweight, super-sturdy, and feature a beautiful machined (entensively ported to optimize stength to weight ratio) finish.

The impressive drag system protects even the lightest tippet and handles fish wtih freight train mentality. The freedom from friction, ultra-smooth drag system sets these reels apart from most others and serves up flawless performance under any condition.

Available Colors: Green, Clear, Black, Blue, and Burnt Orange (pictured)

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Redfish in Louisiana

The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as redfish, channel bass, puppy drum, spottail bass, or simply red, is a game fish found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to northern Mexico. It is the only species in the genus Sciaenops.

The Woodland Plantation is a place full of rich history, warm southern charm and the area is home to the best red fishing in the world. Built in 1834, by William Johnson, a sea captain/pirate from Nova Scotia, who had come to the Deep South in the late 1700’s to work for the Revolutionary war hero Juan Ronquillo.

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My Favorite Dog Breed

Border Collie:
The Border Collie is a British breed of herding dog of the collie type of medium size. It originates in the region of the Anglo-Scottish border, and descends from the traditional sheepdogs once found all over the British Isles. It is kept mostly as a working sheep-herding dog or as a companion animal.

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Sea Run Brown Trout

From its promontory nearly 30 kilometers from the estancia entrance, Estancia Maria Behety Lodge is within minutes of more than 100 of the finest pools on the river and their location alone ensures one of the top trophy trout trips on the planet. The distinctive architecture of the historic turn-of-the-century ranches of Tierra del Fuego is incorporated in the design of the lodge. The view from the living room is a breathtaking panorama that encompasses the river valley and the remnants of the Andean cordillera to the west. The lodge is limited to only twelve anglers for each of the 14 weeks of the season. The large and tastefully decorated guest rooms are shared by two anglers and feature private baths and a spacious alcove for storage of equipment and tackle.

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