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Old 03-22-2010, 09:34 PM
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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I have been fishing my whole life via spinner rod and reel. I am 27 years old and today was my first time out flyfishing.

I grew up in a town called Bishop CA, some of you may know the area. I moved here to Prescott Arizona when I was 12. Growing up where I did, fishing was a big part of my life. Moving here was kinda depressing as far as the fishing goes. There are still plenty of trout to be caught around here, but its not close to the same.

Maybe I watched A River Runs Through It enough times, I dont know. I just up and decided to take on flyfishing. I bought a fairly cheap rod and reel, geared up, then headed to a small lake today. The first few hours were embarrasing to say the least. I lost about half a dozen flies to the trees way behind me or straight up whipped them off. I have read books and lurked on this site for a while, so I thought I knew the basics. After a few hours, I started to get the hang of it. My leader started to land less coiled, I started to feel comfortable with my new way to fish. This was about the time a big truck backed up to the lake and started unloading little rainbows into the lake, right next to me. Haha, what a way to learn how to flyfish. These little guys jumped up and ate whatever fly I threw out there. I felt like I was cheating, like it was shooting fish in a barrel.

I had a blast my first outing, and it is the first of many. I am hooked. I love this forum so far, you will be seeing me around from time to time.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:55 PM
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Hello jooke!

I am still new to im glad that you actually got to catch fish your first day. I remember my first day out, i hadnt a clue how to do anything.

And I didn't catch any fish.

But i'm 4yrs solid now and I keep learning something new every time a take a trip. It is an addicting art I tell you.

well hope you can learn tons. Cheers!
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Congrats! And welcome to the addiction....

You lucked out with the hatchery truck-- don't expect every time to be like that.

You said that you've lurked for a while and likely already know this, But: There is a great group of people here ready and willing to answer anything that you might have questions on--- fire away!

And I look forward to hearing of your progress and successes. I also look forward to learning a thing or two from you.
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Josh: Welcome to the forum! Congrats on your first fly fishing adventure and I hope you continue to enjoy the great sport of fly fishing. You grew up close by where Jimmie lives, you two could probably trade some good CA fishing stories. I grew up in Arroyo Grande, CA but didn't get into fly fishing until I moved to CO while I was in the Air Force.
You might want to check with your local fly shop and see if there are any local fly fishing clubs in your area. That is a great way to learn from others on how to fly fish. Good luck and be sure to ask questions, we have some great people on this forum that will try and help, all you have to do is ask!

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Josh, Welcome to the forum and your new passion in life...

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Warmwater species sound like the ticket for you. I'm in Kansas, and there isn't a body of water that can sustain trout all year that's within two hours drive. But there's all kinds of other waters and fish that are a blast to catch--some of them in walking distance.
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Warmwater species sound like the ticket for you. I'm in Kansas, and there isn't a body of water that can sustain trout all year that's within two hours drive. But there's all kinds of other waters and fish that are a blast to catch--some of them in walking distance.
Most people would think that very same thing when i mention Arizona . Prescott here is actually over 5000 feet high in elevation, its surrounded by Pines. We have some bass fishing, but most fishing here is lakes with trout (little stockers). There is some killer bass fishing down around Phoenix, about an hour away.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

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Welcome Josh
Congrats on you first fish my first one took a long time

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Welcome! While we have excellent trout fishing here in Iowa it is two hours or more away from me so it is a expedition to go trout fishing. Prior to fly fishing I was a tournament bass angler so making the switch to fly bass fishing was easy. I honed my fly casting on local ponds fishing for bass and bluegills so when I went trout fishing I felt more comfortable with casting. Plus, on those occasions where I want to go fishing but don't have the time to chase trout I can drive 5 minutes from my house and fish at a local pond.
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