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Old 03-03-2014, 11:40 AM
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Great post. As a novice fly fisherman myself, it's great to hear about the lessons being learned from your perspective. Thanks for sharing.


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I really enjoyed this read, as I'm a bit of a rookie too, and can totally relate.

Had me smiling all the way.

About getting hooked in the lip........ it could have been an eye..... just a reminder to always wear glasses.

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This thread reminds me of something I learned last summer on my first drift boat trip.

Do NOT assume that huge pull on your line is a snag. Giving a big jerk on the line to snap the fly off as you move into faster water may be followed by a giant brown trout's head coming out of the water and laughing at you for a second before leaving you disgusted and hurt under a hot Wyoming sun.
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This thread reminds me of something I learned last summer on my first drift boat trip.

Do NOT assume that huge pull on your line is a snag. Giving a big jerk on the line to snap the fly off as you move into faster water may be followed by a giant brown trout's head coming out of the water and laughing at you for a second before leaving you disgusted and hurt under a hot Wyoming sun.
Mike: I remember that big Brown coming up top like it happened yesterday! If it helps the pain any, I have had too many encounters just like that myself, and it always hurts when the big fish wins!

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Mike: I remember that big Brown coming up top like it happened yesterday! If it helps the pain any, I have had too many encounters just like that myself, and it always hurts when the big fish wins!

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At least I got to see that big head on that Leroy! I had a couple on last fall that never came up before they managed to get off and they were heavy!
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