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Old 06-09-2012, 11:21 PM
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Alright since i got my fly rod i have been practicing on lakes. Well today was a test! Me and the girl friends dad went to the redies river in wilks north Carolina. Wet waded up the river for 3 hours and i fly fished every bit of it! Loved every minute! Caught plenty of perch and a few bass but i did catch an amazing brown trout! Right around 18 inches! Great for my first trout on a fly rod! I cant wait to get back in the river this week!
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Great first trip report! I found that the only better feeling, so far for me, is to catch fish on flies that I've tied myself!
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Sounds like a great first outing on the river, congrats!
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Thanks guys! And i wish i could tie my own flys haha

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Congratulations, I would say the addiction has completed its course and recovery is no longer an option.

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Default Re: First time fly rod in the river!

Congratulations,

I believe you'll find that river fishing is more fun than still water. The current helps you to cover more water and cuts way down on stripping line and casting.

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Yea i love river fishing and i like the current helping but sometimes when the fly gose down the side i dont want it to pass me on it can be a little bit of trouble. And ut seems like when i cast if i take a few steps the fly is past me haha! But im for sure obsessed now! I went out and bought me just some field and stream waders today..for when the water is cold.because i froze my balls off! I also got me a net i missed a fish because i didnt have one so i got one haha.

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Sounds like your having fun, can't say I agree with Ard on this one as I like to fish stillwater in my float tube, but I also like to fish the river. So, for me, not more fun, but definately different, and it does have its own challenges and rewards. Have fun, get a good pair of flannels to put under those waders for the winter time and some warm socks and you can fish year round.

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Sounds like your having fun, can't say I agree with Ard on this one as I like to fish stillwater in my float tube, but I also like to fish the river. So, for me, not more fun, but definately different, and it does have its own challenges and rewards. Have fun, get a good pair of flannels to put under those waders for the winter time and some warm socks and you can fish year round.

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Thanks webrx i was wonder what to put under the waders during winter but now i know! And i think fishing still water and rivers of both a great time. Its nice to see a huge bass jump out of the water at 7 am and grap your popper! And its the only ripples around.

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