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Old 09-06-2013, 10:19 AM
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My new fly fishing friend is my wife. We have fished together for 22+ years, but she has always used UL spin gear and has never shown any interest in fly fishing. She has been over 4 months recovering from back surgery and finally doing well.
About 2 weeks ago, out of the blue, she asked if I would teach her to fish with a fly rod. Took me a bit to comprehend her question, I said I would be glad to do it. We practiced about an hour twice a day as time permitted. Not being a great caster myself, we had a lot of laughs.
Yesterday we went to the pond for her first fly fishing adventure. Took her about an hour to get used to casting from a sitting position and to settle down. She missed a few fish trying to set the hook too soon, but she soon got the hang of it. This is her first fish on a fly rod.

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She was using a Cabela's Three Forks 5wt. She caught a total of 5 bream about the same size as the first. She now totally hooked herself.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:24 AM
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Way to go!!!! Bluegills on a fly rod make for some great sport!!! Congrats to you and the Mrs. on having a great day together!!
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Congratulations on your new fly angler convert. Sounds to me like this may have just been the start of even more wonderful times together with a love for sport you both share in common.
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Mike,

That's great!!

Can you ask your wife to see what you can do to get my wife to go fishing with me? I have tried and tried and tried with no success.

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Great Stuff! My wife has become my favorite fly fishing companion.
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My new fly fishing friend is my wife. We have fished together for 22+ years, but she has always used UL spin gear and has never shown any interest in fly fishing. She has been over 4 months recovering from back surgery and finally doing well.
About 2 weeks ago, out of the blue, she asked if I would teach her to fish with a fly rod. Took me a bit to comprehend her question, I said I would be glad to do it. We practiced about an hour twice a day as time permitted. Not being a great caster myself, we had a lot of laughs.
Yesterday we went to the pond for her first fly fishing adventure. Took her about an hour to get used to casting from a sitting position and to settle down. She missed a few fish trying to set the hook too soon, but she soon got the hang of it. This is her first fish on a fly rod.

Click the image to open in full size.

She was using a Cabela's Three Forks 5wt. She caught a total of 5 bream about the same size as the first. She now totally hooked herself.

Thanks for looking,
Mike
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Excellent! Can't wait for my wife to retire...
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Just awesome, Mike. Next she'll be talking you into a nice camp trailer, a pickup truck, and trips out west. Bet she'd enjoy a little pontoon boat, too. Sit and fish, fish and sit... it "just doan git mush better n dat "
Congrats to the new fly fisherperson, and to you. ENJOY !
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Good to hear you'll be able to fly fish together Mike. I'd rather have 2 flies on the water than just one.

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That's awesome! I'm on the same trail with my my wife but she won't fish with me until I get her a purple rod and reel. It may happen soon because I got a nice lead for some gear options that will definately work.

Glad you guys had a great time together!
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