After lurking on here for some time and after making a few posts I think the decent thing to do is introduce myself. Its nice to see a bunch of keen anglers on here. I used to be a fishing nut growing up here in Hyderabad until cricket, college and work took me away from the water. More of an occasional fisherman these days.
Caught my first fish when I was 9. Decent sized wally. Not long after, I landed my first murrel (LOL at the murrel discussions on here)
Grew up spinning spoons on the rivers and lakes around Hyderabad. Have made the occasional trip to Bhimeshwari FC but have yet to land my first BIG masher. Have caught a few small ones with spoons.
Later spent 5 years in Florida. Fished occasionally for bass, a little bit of surf fishing for reds and at the Florida Keyes on summer breaks. Most of those trips were not serious fishing trips so don't ask me for expert advice on these places. I could however point you in the general direction if you do happen to head there.
I am planning to retool my tackle after reading up on the angling on here. I plan to pick some brains of the more experienced anglers on here for advice on rod and lure selections. Look forward to spending more time on here. Bops thanks for the invitation to IA. It took this long to get going but glad to take the plunge.