I have been trout fishing since high school and fly-fishing since college. When I got my driver's license back in 1978, I got a book of NC Game Land maps and set out to fish every stream. By 2008, I had fished quite a few, but then I saw an article in the May, 2008 Wildlife In North Carolina magazine ("Grand Achievement", by Jack Horan) about a man named Bobby Kilby who had fished 1,000 creeks in North Carolina. A little while later, while surfing fly fishing sites, I stumbled on to the WNC Fly Fishing Trail. Come to find out, one of the contributors was Bobby Kilby. I gave the site administrator my contact information, and the next evening, I received a phone call from Bobby. We talked trout streams for at least an hour, and made tentative plans for a fishing trip. He was very supportive when I told him I would like to copy his accomplishment, and we have been fishing buddies and friends ever since. He has been my mentor in this quest, but I have also helped him find new streams to fish, and he has now fished over 1,200 creeks. This blog is the public record of my progress towards my 1,000 creeks.