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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:34 PM

Along with our new Outback I have decided I want to learn to fly fish. I bought my pole, reel, fishing vest, waders and a few flies. Now I need some water and tons of patience from those smart fish. I'll have my how-to book in one arm and pole in the other. My next step will be to learn to tie my own flies. Those little buggars are expensive.....lol. I bought some at Estes Park for about $2.00 a piece.

Wish me luck!! I'll post my catches if there are any.....lol. thumbleft

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

good luck
Hope catch some nice fish
We'll be waiting to see some pics
One of these days I want to learn how to fly fish.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:57 PM

Enjoy the new Outback. I'm not a fly fisherman, but I sure love catching a nice trout while padding the canoe. You'll notice my Avatar picture is of me and my oldest son after an evening of fishing. thumbleft

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:08 PM

That does sound like a lot of fun. You should take a trip and live off of the land (or water I should say)....If I tried to pull that my wife would definately sneak some hot dogs or something with us so we wouldn't starve. Not sure why but I don't think she would trust my mean fishing skills :whistling:


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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:35 PM

Three things in life I believe I will enjoy until my last day on earth:
1. Walking in the woods.
2. Tasting a really good wine.
3. Fly fishing.

If you put much energy into fly fishing you will see how someone could write an entire book about it.

I was blessed to have a mentor who was a retired fish and game biologist. Unfortunately, probably due in large part to my own youthfulness, I didn't realize how much time he had left in his life. It wasn't enough because he passed away before he made me an expert. But...

I do remember one of the first things he taught me. Opy Taylor had a "pole". A fly fisherman uses a "rod". If someone sold you a pole for flyfishing you better return it! sunny sunny

Since books are always better than movies, you will want to read "A River Runs Through It." It was enough to inspire me to try to read as much of Norman Maclean's other works as I possibly could. "Young Men and Fire" is one book he wrote that is worth the time. Although it has been about ten years since I read it, I remember really enjoying the way he described the interaction between young men who trust each other with their lives out of a real need to do so.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:11 AM

Have fun with both new hobbies.

You will have to post a pic of your 1st catch.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:50 AM

Enjoy your new hobby s.

I ve never been much for fishing, but I do enjoy taking a couple of cold ones to the lake, sitting on the pier for a few hours and returning empty handed. So I guess other than carrying the fishing gear back and forth and getting my hands dirty...............On my way to get more beer at the store I can pick up some fish at the store :devil2:


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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:50 AM

Keep us up to date. I am personally very interested to learn fly fishing. I vacation a lot in southeastern MN and sw WI where the trout streams are gorgeous.

By the way, I don't fit the profile. I never fish by boat (and I'm female) but there is something pretty great about standing in a stream trying to catch a fish. I'm seriously thinking of signing up for lessons.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:17 AM

montanabound,

I too am looking at learning fly fishing. I have never been much of a fisherman in the past, but my son is showing interest, and I think we would have fun together doing it. Plus, I have this beautiful old split bamboo fly rod I inherited from my father, and it's a shame to just see it sitting around gathering dust!

Let us know how it goes, I may be coming to you for 'expert' advice one day! wink_smile

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:45 AM

montanabound,

I'm glad to see you've come to your senses and started flyfishing. So, let's get started:

1. It's a rod not a pole.
2. Tie your own flies
3. None of the pockets in your vest are for beer.(that's for bait drowners)
4. Beer is for after fishing. (you don't want anything to interfere with beer drinking).

Swanie,

Boats are not necessary for flyfishing. Girls are especially welcome. When flyfishermen fish we fish. We don't drink beer and talk about girls. WE FISH.
Then when we're done fishing we drink beer and talk about girls.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:43 PM

Keep us up to date.  I am personally very interested to learn fly fishing.  I vacation a lot in southeastern MN and sw WI where the trout streams are gorgeous.

By the way, I don't fit the profile.  I never fish by boat (and I'm female) but there is something pretty great about standing in a stream trying to catch a fish.  I'm seriously thinking of signing up for lessons. 

So go for it.

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Well, Swanie - that makes at least 2 of us! I really do enjoy fly fishing but I can stand in the field and practice casting.....and get myself pretty well tied up in knots. So - I do the paddling while KB does the casting. KB's 50th is this May and we'll be spending it in Maine for a week of Fly Fishing (including lessons) on a gorgeous backcountry river. Maybe I'll come back with a bit more skill!

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:10 PM

Can you say.."Fly fishing for dummies"?? :lol:

No, seriously, have fun and enjoy yourself.

The more you try it and practice, the easier it gets.

Until you meet someone who really knows how to do it....they make it seem effortless.


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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:35 PM

Can you say.."Fly fishing for dummies"?? :lol:

No, seriously, have fun and enjoy yourself.

The more you try it and practice, the easier it gets.

Until you meet someone who really knows how to do it....they make it seem effortless.


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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:35 PM

Then when we're done fishing we drink beer and talk about girls.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:17 PM

She's the one I talk about. Really. :devil2:




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