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Flyfisher for men 03-16-2013 07:50 AM

List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
Ok gang, here it is:

Let's build a list of things to do as a flyfisherman. Big, small, wild, nifty, disastrous, been-there-done-that, whatever...

I'll start:

1. Catch a fish on a fly you tied.
2. Execute a double hall
3. Fish in New Zealand

Poke 'Em 03-16-2013 08:10 AM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
1. See Alvord cutthroats restored (they're "extinct," but I caught one last summer)
2. Catch a 30" bull trout
3. Catch 200 species on a fly
4. Catch a paddlefish

trout trekker 03-16-2013 08:34 AM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
Introduce as many new faces of all ages to fly fishing as we can / volunteer to be a mentor to a new fly fisher.

Teach & share our skills in tying, casting, rod building, basic entomology, conservation.

TT

yonder 03-16-2013 04:49 PM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
1. Learn the craft.
2. Experience the craft.
3. Teach, Share the craft.
4. Reflect, Recall the good days of the craft.
5. Watch my grandchildren experiencing the craft on a stream of my youth.

brucerducer 03-16-2013 05:51 PM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
Big, [Landed a trout longer than 24"]

small, [I used my fishing net to land and rescue some poor prairie dog that was drowning and exhausted out away from the shore. That poor feller must have been picked up and dropped by some Hawk]

wild, [In my fly thing class, I finally agreed to turn the Vice Jaw toward my right hand (I am Right Handed) after the teacher begged and pleaded with me for 30 minutes]

nifty, [Tied my own Crawdad imitation successfully, after a full 6 months of thinking and preparation about using "Alternative Materials"]

disastrous,
[Drifted 12 Miles of the Bighorn River in a Drift Boat, and caught 1 trout on a nice clear day]

been-there-done-that, [ Slipped & fell into water deeper than my waders]

whatever... [Put away the Fly Gear and got out the Spinning Rod & Reel and the Treble Hook Lures. Hey...I didn't know better!]


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caseywise 03-16-2013 05:57 PM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
1. 30"+ steelhead
2. 7 lb. bucketmouth
3. halibut on a fly

casey

Guest1 03-16-2013 06:35 PM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
1. 180' cast with a two hander

2. Get the rest of the fly rod Walleye records.

3. Fish Alaska

Pretty sure I can can do 1 and 3 this year, and hopefully the last of the Walleye ones in the the catch and release records.

Maybe if I get the last of the release records, find a new place to live. I am so sick of Winter it's not funny. It's the last half of March now. It is 5* F right now and supposed to get down around -20 tonight. At this point I have had just about enough of this kind of weather. I'm thinking about driving South till someone asks me why there is an electrical cord in the front of my car and then drive a couple more hours just to be on the safe side and call it home.

frogg 03-16-2013 07:26 PM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
1) Caught a fish on a rod I've built
2) Caught a fish on a fly (that I tied)
3) Caught a trout on a flyrod
4) Got hooked on flyfishing


Chris

fishiowa 03-17-2013 04:06 AM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 537541)
At this point I have had just about enough of this kind of weather. I'm thinking about driving South till someone asks me why there is an electrical cord in the front of my car and then drive a couple more hours just to be on the safe side and call it home.

I like this one. Any chance you can stop in Iowa and pick me up on your way:)

Rich

caseywise 03-17-2013 05:50 AM

Re: List flyfishing accomplishments big and small
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 537541)
1. 180' cast with a two hander

2. Get the rest of the fly rod Walleye records.

3. Fish Alaska

Pretty sure I can can do 1 and 3 this year, and hopefully the last of the Walleye ones in the the catch and release records.

Maybe if I get the last of the release records, find a new place to live. I am so sick of Winter it's not funny. It's the last half of March now. It is 5* F right now and supposed to get down around -20 tonight. At this point I have had just about enough of this kind of weather. I'm thinking about driving South till someone asks me why there is an electrical cord in the front of my car and then drive a couple more hours just to be on the safe side and call it home.


going to ak next summer dan.
wanna tag along:p?


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