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Old 04-19-2007, 10:46 PM
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Today I caught my first fish on the fly. It was a Largemouth bass. It wasnt huge, but it was a long time coming. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my life. I have a feeling I'm going to be fly fishing for the rest of my life.
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Congratualtions! It's a great moment. I'd suggest you save the fly--it will make for a good memory.
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Great Job!

Now your hooked like the rest of us.

Congrats,
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:55 PM
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Congratulations zstone07!!

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Now your hooked like the rest of us.

Congrats,
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Exactly! Just who's hooked who here??

I've yet to catch my first fish on a fly rod but the anticipation is exhilarating! I say fly rod because I have caught fish with a fly on a spinning rod. BLASPHEMY!!! I know... I know...
(as I hang my head in shame)

But wait, you don't understand! I was wading the river and I came upon this "Jiggy" on a rock in the current so I rescued it! Then for the next hour or so it kept calling to me insisting that I tie it on the line.
In a moment of weakness I surrendered to it's demands. (still hanging my head)
I know... I'm sorry.

Fish On!!
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Welcome to the group and the sport! I fish on the other side of the metro-mess, and occasionally elsewhere too.
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Exactly! Just who's hooked who here??

I've yet to catch my first fish on a fly rod but the anticipation is exhilarating! I say fly rod because I have caught fish with a fly on a spinning rod. BLASPHEMY!!! I know... I know...
(as I hang my head in shame)

But wait, you don't understand! I was wading the river and I came upon this "Jiggy" on a rock in the current so I rescued it! Then for the next hour or so it kept calling to me insisting that I tie it on the line.
In a moment of weakness I surrendered to it's demands. (still hanging my head)
I know... I'm sorry.

Fish On!!


You brought up something I hear all over. You fish WITH a worm or powerbait, etc. You are a bait fisherman. You fish with spoons, etc. you are a Lure/ spinner fisherman. So, it is what you are using right, not what rod you use. So if you use a fly, on a spinning outfit, you are fishing a fly....hensh fly fishing....right!

I don't know why I even brought this up seeing how the only 6' rod I have cast is a fly rod, infact all my RODs are just that and no POLES LOL
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:04 PM
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Good point Joni!
I may not have been using a fly rod or fly line but the only way I could get the fly out there was applying the principles of fly casting.
Extremely over exaggerated arm and body movement. I actually got the fly out there a good 20 or 25 feet!
I have a variety of ROD types and lengths for different applications and yet no POLES. lol
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Not to steal your thunder zstone07. My apologies for getting off the subject.
Just sharing in your excitement. I'm obviously a nooby to fly fishing too. Been fishing my whole life but... anyway.
I'd like to hear what you caught it on?
Congrats again!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:45 PM
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I caught it on a popper, I believe its called a fruit cocktail, its very colorful and has rubber legs.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:32 PM
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Excellent! I've been planning on gearing up for some topwater smallmouth bass action myself.
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