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G'day tarheel fly flinger,

I mostly fly fish but sometimes take out an ultra light spinning outfit to fish for trout in my local small creeks. I'm pretty lucky in that there are creeks that run through and near my town that hold wild brown and rainbow trout. There's also native river blackfish, galaxiad minnows( early settlers called them mountain trout) and freshwater crayfish or yabbies as they get called here in OZ.
I enjoy fly fishing for trout but if I lived in the US I could see myself getting hooked on fishing for crappies and bluegills--they look a lot of fun.
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Steve.
 

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Oi mate! If you ever plan to go walkabout in the states, you're invited 'round to North Carolina. The best fishing this side of Queensland. Plenty of us Red X Anglers (no wankers) that will get you on the local fish. And if they aren't biting, we're always ready to grab a feed (no vegemite here). Give us yanks a chance, you might even go home with a cobber or two. Hoo roo!
 

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Welcome Glad you have joined us, always a warm welcome in NC if your ever out for a visit I think you could fine plenty of folks that would enjoy showing you around. mountains to coast.
I used to work for an Australian company that makes licorice over here. I made good friends with a guy from Queensland, he could fly home through NY or LA in the same amount of time. That is as far away as you can get.

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Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome to the forum. In 1992 my wife, then 18month old son and I went on a six week self drive tour of some of the southern states in the US. We covered Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas. Unfortunately we didn't make it to North Carolina or South Carolina as we had to meet friends back in Kentucky for a Civil War reenactment that we took part in. That was a pity. We always remember how warm and friendly everyone was. We would like to visit again sometime.
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Welcome to the site. You need to visit NC and Kinston, NC. We have a full size replica of a civil war gun boat (Ram Neuse), and what was left of the original boat also. I saw it removed from the Neuse River when I was a teen. Our visitor center and the Ram Neuse museum have lots of artifacts that were dug up locally. The battle of Kinston was fought here also. Can't remember the ranking of that civil war battle, but it was much higher than I ever thought.
Maybe you can visit NC. I am sure you'll have fishermen from this site that will guide you from mountain fishing to coastal fishing, and in between.
 

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Ever fish the Colo River in the Blue Mountains?
I haven't done much in the way of fishing outside of Victoria. The Colo River is a very popular for targeting Bass. There's a growing trend to stock native fish such as Bass, Murray Cod, golden perch and silver perch in large man made lakes. I mostly go after trout but I know of a few local spots where I could catch or try to catch the latter three mentioned fish.
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I live and work in Healesville, which is about 30 km's NE of Melbourne. We'll have to wet a line together when you've settled in after your move..
Cheers,
Steve.
Good on ya, we will be in/near Craigieburn. I am going to be working as the assistant pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church and teaching at Victoria Baptist Bible College. I would love to have someone to fish with. Just have to finish grad school and get visas figured out and we will be on our way.

-James Peavy-
 

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Good on ya, we will be in/near Craigieburn. I am going to be working as the assistant pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church and teaching at Victoria Baptist Bible College. I would love to have someone to fish with. Just have to finish grad school and get visas figured out and we will be on our way.

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Craigieburn is just north of Melbourne in the outer 'burbs. We'll get together for a fishing trip or two when you finally get over here. Good luck with grad school and the travel paper work.
Cheers,
Steve.
 
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