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    How It All Started

    How It All Started
    Over the years we’ve met thousands of anglers, attended dozens of shows and events, visited a ton of dealers, listened to the advice of hundreds of guides, met some of the pioneers of our sport and traveled the globe fly fishing. Not too shabby for a couple of overgrown children from SoCal. Through it all one question always comes up: How did it all begin?
    http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/about-us/

    What does "it all" refer to in the above passage?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How It All Started

    The first 'all' refers to all the situations that have been mentioned. The second refers to the writers' obsession with angling that led to these situations.

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    Re: How It All Started

    Interesting question!

    It's a very common expression. It means exactly, literally, what it says: the entire story, the whole experience.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: How It All Started

    How It All Started
    Over the years we’ve met thousands of anglers, attended dozens of shows and events, visited a ton of dealers, listened to the advice of hundreds of guides, met some of the pioneers of our sport and traveled the globe fly fishing. Not too shabby for a couple of overgrown children from SoCal. Through it all one question always comes up: How did it all begin?
    http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/about-us/

    What does "fly fishing" mean in the above passage?
    I need native speakers' help.

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