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Old 01-25-2010, 09:52 PM   #11
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Re: Weekend Adventures for weekend warriors

Its funny when I hear the word fishing, that my ears perk up... Then I hear Fly and I get even crazier. Where we going?

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #12
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Re: Weekend Adventures for weekend warriors

I gave up fly fishing long ago. Too cerebral I was a bass fisherman and did some of the Bassmasters but that was more like using a hammer.

I don't mind throwing a flat-fish or spinner in for trout. Frankly I don't care if I catch anything or not - its just good to go fishning.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #13
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I completely understand. I've made the progression from naturals (white styro cups with worms), to plastics (plastic worms), to flies imitating insects - although haven't dropped fly fishing yet. I still love the flow of casting a fly line as it loads the rod, the sound of the line on the guides and watching tight loops unfurl only to watch the fish pounce on a dry fly seconds later. I'm always game to travel and fish...
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:39 PM   #14
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Re: Weekend Adventures for weekend warriors

Fly fishing for me has always been the sound of my leader snapping off or the tug on the line from the bushes latching on to that fly. Someday I would like to learn how to really fish.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:28 AM   #15
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Re: Weekend Adventures for weekend warriors

My wife and I took up fly fishing maybe a dozen years ago. It is a great outdoors "activity" (she can't hike anymore) and we love the challenge of the sport...you need to pick the right color, size, and shape of the fly, figure out where the fish are in the stream, and then cast correctly so that the fly passes over the fish without spooking them. If you do all of this correctly, you have a micro-second to set the hook before the fish realizes that it isn't real and spits it out! You can practice casting, read books and talk to fly shops about the correct flies to use, and read books about the habits of the fish. But you can't practice sitting the hook until you get everything else right!

I doubt that we would get out as much as we do without being able to fly fish when we get there!
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Re: Weekend Adventures for weekend warriors

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I completely understand. I've made the progression from naturals (white styro cups with worms), to plastics (plastic worms), to flies imitating insects - although haven't dropped fly fishing yet. I still love the flow of casting a fly line as it loads the rod, the sound of the line on the guides and watching tight loops unfurl only to watch the fish pounce on a dry fly seconds later. I'm always game to travel and fish...
Wow, I remember the flow of ice cold water into my waders, the sound of my buddies scream as I hooked his ear, watching a protected species pounce on my fly. Those were the days.

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nice. Could I film that?
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