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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
SC Fly TyerMember Since 19 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2019 10:48 PM
I grew up on Lake Chautauqua in Western NY in a family of five boys. In spite of our proximity to trophy Muskie water, nobody in my family fished. Luckily for me, my life-long friend Dan convinced me to give it a try and I was, as they say, 'hooked.' We'd fish all summer long and after school when we weren't on the football field. I could never convince any of my brothers to join us, and to this day, none of them fish. Golf seems to be the family sport. I didn't fish much through college or graduate school, but took it up again when my son (now 20) got old enough to hold a rod. He thinks fly fishing is 'dainty,' but is starting to come around. I messed around with a fly rod as a kid, but got serious about 10 years ago. Now, I fish whenever I can, usually with a fly rod, but I have no problem picking up a spinning rod or anything with a hook on it. Unfortunately, my job keeps me on the road more than I'd like, but I do take a rod and a vise along with me every now and then. Lately, I spend more time 'passing' my love of fishing and fly tying on to others (focusing on kids). I am happy if they pick up a fly rod, but equally happy if they put a worm on a hook ... anything that gets more people to join the sport. Technique, while important, is secondary to participation. My father was a lifelong educator and instilled in us an appreciation for craftsmanship. It is the intersection of his value for artisanship and my love for fishing that got me interested in learning to tie classic flies. I am convinced that I will never become proficient, but that won't deter my appreciation for the craft.
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- Age 58 years old
- Birthday January 17, 1961
South Carolina and Western NY
Family. Fishing ... all water and all methods. Golf.
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