Saw a picture of a guy fly fishing (Nymphs) when I was about ten in a little pamphlet, was obsessed with learning FF, Bought my first Bamboo Crappie rod(10yrs old) and tied some some FFline on it, had no idea wahat I was doing but started to cast(Whip line ) , 1 yrs later or sooner my Father saw my interest and bought a starter Kit from some Box store. @12 yrs old my Father bought my first fly rod from an Orvis store in Lake Placid(NY) along with $70 worth of FF equipt. Approx value $130. By the time I was 14 I was just a Monster, just trying to learn, Still learning 40 yrs later, just cant get enough, trying to show so many about FF , Didn't realize the very educated fisherman (women ) I had been fishing with along with Francis Betters Daughter, Eric Leisure, (age 14) and others until later. Sic passion , What I taught my self without knowing at an early age fishing for Creek Chubs and Panfish along with tying has never stopped, 40 yrs later, Still dont know ****, but do it every year.