I found out more about corbina fly fishing history since my last posts in this
thread last year so I will be adding more tales over the next month or so.
However, before adding that stuff, I got to thinking that we have identified several possible Fathers
of Corbina Fly Fishing and the history might be intertwined and a bit murky
on that score, more in weeks to come,
but there is a clear choice for another category, the Mother of
Corbina Fly Fishing! A bit like the Mother in the Shoe story or Mother Earth. He's not a
she, but he is like the nurturing Mother Earth of Corbina Fly Fishing -
he has provided, with lots of help from webmaster Tim Postel
(and was Tim's predecessor Taylor?), a bulletin
board, fittingly with a corbina and fly rod and reel in the masthead, where
corbina fly fishers have met, discussed, provided fish reports, shared new
flies and methods, and, ultimately, bred many more corbina fly fishers.
He started it all off with a website on which he provided monthly reports
and stories of bean fishing. This website the Gary Bulla site, has
done at least as much as anything to promote the sport of corbina
fly fishing IMHO.
So, IMHO, Gary Bulla is the Mother, as well as one of the Fathers,
of Corbina Fly Fishing. Many thanks to Gary for all that he has done,
and many many thanks to Tim Postel for hanging in there, making
big contributions, and keeping
the website going! And of course to all bulletin board posters for
the many truly amazing posts made here over many years!