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Old 10-02-2010, 08:35 PM
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Default Fly Fishing Class .. I graduated today !!

One night a week for four weeks .. BASICS .. emphasis on BASICS !!
Yes, we had on the water classes at a local pond to show us "how to" .. cool, great classes for sure.
Today was EXAM day on the river in Stone Mountain State Park, NC.

Met up with the instructor at 05:30 dark am to get on the road.
At the park gate by 7:30 am ...

In the gate at 7:35 ... drive to first "Hole" ... saw at least 17 deer on the way in .. COOL !

BTW ... weather ... Perfect .. otherwise PERFECT !!!

Hooked first Rainbow by 8:40 ... Waaayyyy Cool !!!

Rest of day was the best day ever fly fishing ( Did I mention that this is my FIRST EVER Fly day on the water?)

Total for the day .. 4, yes, 4 Rainbow ... largest 14 inches .. smallest .. 10 inches

Line tangles and dumb mistakes ... 50 or so .. who's counting anyway?

Fun Factor Meter .. PEGGED !!!!

Gonna do it again .. Palin quote here ... " You Betcha !! "

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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Only 50 or so tangles and dumb mistakes. You can always do more.

Congrats on your graduation day. Even with the tangles and the dumb mistakes, everything came together for a good haul of fish.

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Fly Fishing Class .. I graduated today !!

Congrats!!!!
Keep up the good work. Can't wait to hear more from you.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:16 PM
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Gordon: Very wise decision taking a class, that will set you up for a lifetime of learning fly fishing, but now you have a solid foundation to build on. Congrats on a great day on the water!

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That is the greatest post I've read in a long time Gordon!

Congratulations on doing it right, when I finished reading what you wrote I actually felt happy for you and I don't know you other than your being a member here. You beat me today, I caught two fish both rainbow trout. All we have are rainbow here.

Now you're on the way,

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Congratulations! The way your post was written, I couldn't tell if you were 10 years old or eighty. Kudos.
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Congratswe're all kids at heart...when it comes to fly fishing
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Default Re: Fly Fishing Class .. I graduated today !!

Your post reminds me that one of the reasons I fly fish is it keeps me feeling young

congrats and I look forward to hearing more about your journey!

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Default Re: Fly Fishing Class .. I graduated today !!

Man I could just feel the excitement reading your post! That is the passion that drives the sport... not all the technical stuff we pick up on the way... it's all about having fun and doing what you love... sounds like you have a great start to your flyfishing career! enjoy!
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Great stuff Gordon, congratulations on a great day. You're off to a great start, and taking that class sounds like it really paid off.

And your enthusiasm is great to see - looking forward to more of your posts.

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