I am Tintin from Jamshedpur, presently in Kolkata since last January.
I was curious about angling since my childhood, but didn't have the opportunity to do it seriously before. I went through some of the threads in this forum and am amazed at the plethora of informations all around !
I consider myself as a novice/newbie. My first experience was mostly with homemade bamboo rods with a line tied at the end with a bent pin used as hook - trying to catch small tilapias from a roadside ditch
. ... Over time I managed to get a small spinning rod and tackle (nothing fancy, the types you get in departmental stores overseas) - using which allowed me to understand your posts in this forum better. I also had the opportunity to handle a lightweight baitcasting reel and a flyfishing equipment on an outing months back ... decided that I will stick to spinning for a while to learn the ropes before I venture further.
Now the first thing I need is to find a few convenient waterbodies around Kolkata where I can enjoy this hobby, and knowing fellow anglers would be awesome!!