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Old 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Any fly fishermen (or women) on this forum? I thought it might be interesting to share some stories.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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that is a dry fly i believe. can't tell u what type of fly though

i'm just learning myself.

my gf (from the midwest) has taken me out. we caught some little rainbow trouts

i have better luck with wet flies (nymphs) than dry flies.

good fun - much more interesting than just casting out and waiting
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It's actually a wet fly, #8 Gamakatsu circle hook wrapped with lead, with 4 segments of a 1-1/2" slider crappie worm, followed by olive marabou tail and crystal flash thrown in for good measure.

This fly is my go-to when fishing is slow. I've caught trout, bluegill, red-eye bass, and smallmouth bass with it.

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american river?
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American stream, actually. There are two creeks near Louisville, KY in which I do most of my fishing: Otter Creek and Floyd's Fork. The big fly fishing water in KY is the Cumberland river in Southeastern KY.
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Re: Fly Fishing

Its a grub with a bucktail.... fly fish here in miami all the time... nothing like catching a bonefish on a fly. Been trying for a sail on a fly for years. Clouser minnows are my go to.bif its a slow day ill throw a crab out... all sight fishing though
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interesting.

american river?
I only fly fish on tiny streams. I like to use lightweight tackle.

I don't get out much anymore but about 20 years ago I would go a couple of times a week, minimum. That was back when I lived in Utah, though.
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I use a 1978 vintage fiberglass Fenwick 6 weight rod that I've had since I was 18. I've got a graphite rod, but prefer the glass.


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Griffin might like this video - how to tie a clouser minnow:

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I go regular fishing lol. I've seen people fly fishing by me when I fish, and it's pretty interested, but I cant figure out why they don't just do it with a regular reel. I like to use spinner's for large mouth bass and such.
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My dad is a huge fly fisher, so I naturally kind of got into it as a kid. Well, at least was exposed to it. He's got a whole bunch of custom-made rods. I think one of them is bamboo.

I've done float trips in Montana before. It was really cool.
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I go regular fishing lol. I've seen people fly fishing by me when I fish, and it's pretty interested, but I cant figure out why they don't just do it with a regular reel. I like to use spinner's for large mouth bass and such.
The main thing that sets fly fishing apart is that you are using very light lures that are not heavy enough to pull the line from the reel with a regular set up. The fly line is thick and heavy compared to 10lb mono, and the weight of the line is used to carry the lure to the target. The whole trick is to get 30 feet of line off the reel, and then manipulate that line such that it carries the fly where you want it to land. It's not really difficult, but it takes practice to get the timing correct. You also have to have a clear space behind you, as you cast backwards before you cast forwards.

Here's a (somewhat) short video by one of the best fly casters:
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"But, I never understood the appeal of fly fishing... little bit too much like masturbation for me without the pay-off."
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Tried my hand on fly fishing, couldnt get hang of it.
So, resorted back to regular spinning reels.
But I'd definitely want to get better at fly fishing. May be one day.
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Haha, it could be an age thing, but I started in my teens, quit to raise kids, and resumed in my late forties. Something about fighting a decent size fish with a spaghetti thin rod and 2lb tippet....

Kind of like convertibles, you either like them, or you don't. Not much in between.
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