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Old 01-28-2014, 10:46 PM
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Default A little past due, but my first trout on the fly

I really started fly fishing hardcore this last year, and the vast majority have been warm water since that is what Ohio (mostly) consists of. However I went on a trout trip in December with an old friend and was rewarded with my first trout on the fly! Chunky 'bow caught on my own hand tied Clouser (that I tied for bass).
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Also got a couple beautiful identical browns:
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Even though they were caught swinging streamers and not nymphing or on dries (or wets), I still feel much more confident in my abilities. More fly fishing adventures await!
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Nice work! Beautiful fish.
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Wow, really nice fish Trent!

What do you mean they were only caught on streamers That's one of the best ways to catch a trout, the wet fly on the swing, congratulations.

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What do you mean they were only caught on streamers Ard
He said that like he caught it on a nightcrawler lol.

Nice fish Trent!
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Wow, really nice fish Trent!

What do you mean they were only caught on streamers That's one of the best ways to catch a trout, the wet fly on the swing, congratulations.

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Thanks! I don't mean any offense by it! But I feel that the smaller presentations require more finesse and patience, both to tie and fish. I had one fish hit a nymph but I guess I tried to horse it like a bass and it came right off of that tiny hook. I have much to learn!

That said, streamer fishing is how my fly fishing adventure began in the warm water, and it is a lot of fun!
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I will take a big old trout crushing a big streamer any day over watching an indicator while nymphing!

Congrats on your first trout on the fly!
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Default Re: A little past due, but my first trout on the fly

I too fish the Midwest on mainly farm ponds for bass, but have always wanted to stream fish for trout. Last summer, we took our 30 year anniversary trip east and ended up in Lake Placid. Fell in love with lake Placid and going back this year. While there I fished four different times on the Au Sable. The first three I did not land a fish. Although I was getting hits. On the four trip out (last time for the trip) with about an hour left it happened!!!!! I was fishing a wet fly on a dropper below a dry fly. The dry went under (which had happened before.....) and I decided to set the hook. About a ten inch brown. It had to be quite a site see a 53 year old man hooting, laughing, and acting silly over landing a 10" brown

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My nymphs stay in the box when they are hitting streamers. I'd much rather strip and swing than watch an indicator. I try streamers first, then high sticking and as a last resort, nymphs under an indicator.

If there is a good opportunity to catch them on a dry fly, forget all the other stuff but I am no means a hardcore dry fisherman like some on here. Still working on my skills to get the right fly and presentation. I love the days when even I can catch them on a dry!

Congrats on a nice first trout. Keep that picture where you won't lose it. You'll want to see that from time to time.
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Congrats on your first trout on a fly! Nothing wrong with swinging streamers, especially this time of year when the hatches are almost nonexistent. I love throwing streamers!

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Well now I feel even better about fly fishing! Thanks guys!
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