About Oliver James
Hello, I am Oliver James, a fly fishing enthusiast hailing from Boston, USA. With over four decades of experience under my belt, I’m a seasoned angler who has honed my skills on the pristine rivers and streams of New England.
I was born and raised in the heart of Beantown. I loved the outdoors from a young age. As a boy, I would often accompany my father on camping trips to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where we would fish for brook trout and bass in the crystal-clear waters of the region. It was one of those trips where I first discovered my passion for fly fishing.
Determined to learn as much as I could, I began to immerse myself in the world of fly fishing. I read books and magazines on the subject, joined fishing forums and online communities, and sought out the advice of more experienced anglers. Over time, after years of experience, I became an accomplished fly fisherman in my own right, and my skills and knowledge quickly earned me a reputation among the tight-knit community of fly anglers in New England.
In the years that followed, I spent countless hours on the water, honing my craft and perfecting my technique. I fished for all manner of game fish, from small brook trout to massive striped bass, and developed a deep understanding of the habits and behavior of the various species. I learned the art of tying my own flies, reading the water, and choosing the right fly for the job.
But for me, fly fishing was about more than just catching fish. It was a way of life, a means of finding peace and solitude in the natural world. I relished the challenge of the sport and the feeling of being in tune with the rhythm of the river and the land around me. I loved the camaraderie of the fly fishing community, the friendships I had made, and the memories I had shared with fellow anglers over the years.
I am retired now, but I continue to fish the rivers and streams of New England, always on the lookout for that perfect spot where the fish are biting and the scenery is breathtaking. I am committed to sharing my knowledge and experience with others through this blog, always eager to help aspiring anglers learn the ropes, giving them tips and tricks to discover the joys of fly fishing for themselves.
Contact Oliver James
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About The Wading Kit
To document my fly fishing experience and techniques, in 2021 I started The Wading Kit. Here I along with my friends share knowledge and experience with fellow anglers. We provide tips, reviews of products that we use, and detailed guides on a wide range of topics related to fly fishing such as the best wading boots, best fly reels, best fly fishing waders, and so on. We also offer our services as a fly fishing guide, taking young anglers on guided trips to some of the best rivers and streams in the region.
The Wading Kit is a valuable resource for anglers of all skill levels, we offer a wealth of information and expertise on the world of fly fishing. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone on The Wading Kit. So if you’re looking to learn more about this fascinating and challenging sport, be sure to check out thewadingkit.com.