I am the founder of a 2000 acre hunting club default
here in South Alabama. We are very fortunate to have 4 fully stocked ponds with large mouth bass, blue gill bream, war mouth, crappie, shellcracker bream, copper head bream. I have thought about fly fishing in them, but it just doesnt seem like it would be the same as moving water. And yes, I agree with you, there is nice river called the Choctawhatchee that moves pretty quickly and has several rapids it also has largemouth and bream. I have not had to buy a fishing license in Alabama for years because I mainly fish these private ponds and the license is not required. So I guess the State of Bama should be glad I started fly fishing because they are getting another license sales from it.
Just so you know, I bought the Genesis Fly Rod Combination Kit from Cabella. It was about $160 with shipping. It came with fly line, backing, flies, a kit, hemastats, clippers, retractable lanyards,leader etc. I had to put the line on, etc. and I liked that. I wanted to break into the sport gently just to see if I like it. I bought a pair of felt sole boot waders from Dicks sporting goods along with a net, wader belt,vest etc.
Then when I made it to my destination I visited a neat little fly shop in Blue Ridge Georgia called Unicoi Outfitters and spent about $100.00 over three days on tackle flies, leader, fly boxes. As you can tell, Im hooked. Unfortunately me being 6 hours from the nearest fly fishing limits my opportunities to fish. Take Care.