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Old 05-02-2013, 12:59 PM
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I was enthusiastic to hear my wife wanted to learn to fly fish. I taught her the basics, (her biggest problems were bringing her casting arm back to far and not pausing enough through her cast. This will improve with rod sensitivity.

I did make the mistake of taking her to advanced water with lots of hazards. Boy, the f -bombs that were echoing through the hollow caused flocks to take to wing. I quietly crept away till she had it and stomped home. We laugh about it now, but was no laughing matter then, although I couldn't stop chuckling to myself.

The risk is being overly critical. A tip: 2 good comments for every constructive one.

Having a literal fishing partner is great; it opens up new opportunities to fish from canoe or boat.

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Dhaynes: to quote the legendary Ron Burgendy; "Agree to disagree." Id say if in a relationship when one is helping the other; wouldn't that strengthen the bond?
I'll plead guilty to being too pessimistic. I would agree that in certain cases it would strengthen the bond...but, imho, husbands and wives, do not always work together well even though in every other aspect they get along famously... Teaching someone to fly cast requires a great deal of patience and the capacity to always be positive (as stated above). And the action requires a receptive and willing student. Husbands and wives often (though admittedly, not always) bring a lot of excess baggage to the exchange......If you think it will work...give it a shot...but also be willing to recognize when its not going well and find an alternative.
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If you think it will work...give it a shot...but also be willing to recognize when its not going well and find an alternative.
Gave it a shot years ago....and my back up rods became her rods!! Only problem now is that she refuses to row.
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I Thought you wanted to trade your wife in for a new rig From the title.

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I'll plead guilty to being too pessimistic. I would agree that in certain cases it would strengthen the bond...but, imho, husbands and wives, do not always work together well even though in every other aspect they get along famously... Teaching someone to fly cast requires a great deal of patience and the capacity to always be positive (as stated above). And the action requires a receptive and willing student. Husbands and wives often (though admittedly, not always) bring a lot of excess baggage to the exchange......If you think it will work...give it a shot...but also be willing to recognize when its not going well and find an alternative.
I agree. I say my piece then leave her alone. She does better this way, knowing I am not gaulking at every move she makes.

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An 8'6"- 5wt. is a good choice.
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I am getting my wife this rod for our aniversary...


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Surprise her with an outfit if you are pretty dang sure you know what she wants. Otherwise, let her pick it out.

If you are bent on surprising her I would suggest picking out something you will enjoy if she doesn't want it.

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