The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...


Like Tree6Likes
  • 3 Post By hopescooter
  • 1 Post By mcnerney
  • 1 Post By hopescooter
  • 1 Post By oldnewguy

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 45
hopescooter is on a distinguished road
Default Turning the corner

I started fly fishing last fall and after many frustrating outings and many skunked days, I feel like I finally turned a corner lately. I am sure it has more to do with just the weather and fish being more active and luck more than anything else, but it's nice to hit the local rivers with confidence to get few fish. I used to hate nymphing, I still do in some ways, but I finally started get fish on nymphs lately and now it doesn't look half as bad. I still hate all the tangles, all the setup that comes with it, but it is what it is.

But the action I love the most is throwing dries in my new 3 weight rod, laying the fly out there and the anticipation of a strike and stripping all the line to ensure there's no slack and a good drift, I guess this is what fly fishing is about. I missed a lot of hookups, but still learning and enjoying. I got my biggest brown and rainbow(I rarely get rainbows in provo river) yet last week in lower provo.

I still go to river without any expectations and hoping not to get completely skunked, but unlike before, I take it much slow now. I don't just randomly start throwing flies and try to cover as much area as possible and get as many casts out as possible. Now I take time to observe the fish activity, insect activity, relax, take in the surroundings, walk with my dogs to find that secluded spot with some activity, all in all..I am enjoying my time out on river a lot more.
I used to hate Lower provo a month ago, so much so I would drive longer to get to middle provo. I used to think fish are so used to pressure it would be impossible to fool them, at least for someone like me. The thing I've realized is that confidence is the key. No matter the river, the conditions and surroundings, I need to believe in my abilities and whatever techniques I know so far to get it done and enjoy.

Sorry for sort of rantish(perspective) post, Hoping to explore other rivers/streams in Idaho, Wyoming and of course Utah this summer.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2014, 10:27 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 11,757
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Turning the corner

Sounds like you are making some really good progress and your new perspective on the whole experience is really what makes a day on the water fun. Lots of small streams over here in Western Wyoming to put that 3 wt to use, give me a shout if you want to fish together later in the summer.

Larry
hopescooter likes this.
__________________


Larry
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 45
hopescooter is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Turning the corner

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
Sounds like you are making some really good progress and your new perspective on the whole experience is really what makes a day on the water fun. Lots of small streams over here in Western Wyoming to put that 3 wt to use, give me a shout if you want to fish together later in the summer.

Larry
Thanks Larry. I've been loosely eyeing the wind river range(late summer backpacking) and/or taking out my canoe up on green river lakes area sometime in summer. I will definitely keep you in loop, should something concrete come of it.
mcnerney likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Canaan CT
Posts: 107
oldnewguy will become famous soon enougholdnewguy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Turning the corner

For a minute, I thought I wrote this.

As a beginner, I enjoyed the environment first, learning a new skill second, and then, finally catching some fish.

As long as I learned something new and improved my technique I felt a had a good time on the water.

Tight lines,

Joe
hopescooter likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2014, 01:24 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 11,757
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Turning the corner

Quote:
Originally Posted by hopescooter View Post
Thanks Larry. I've been loosely eyeing the wind river range(late summer backpacking) and/or taking out my canoe up on green river lakes area sometime in summer. I will definitely keep you in loop, should something concrete come of it.
A trip into the Winds is something very special, but with the snow we have this year, it will probably be late July or early August to be dry enough for a pack trip.

Larry
__________________


Larry
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rearranged the man corner. craigthor General Fly Tying Discussions 21 11-21-2013 12:21 AM
Your 'big one' might be just around the corner... fly_guy12955 General Discussion 9 06-27-2013 08:43 PM
Turning wood for rods Guest1 Fly Rod Building 32 04-19-2013 08:09 PM
Turning Over Popper Issues sbourdelais The Fly Cast 10 01-03-2011 11:40 AM
With Memorial Day right around the corner... fshfanatic The Lodge Den 0 05-28-2005 01:25 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.