10-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Greensboro, NC
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 !! "
Gordon in NC
I may be OLD in age .. but, I'm a KID at heart when it comes to Fly Fishing ....
If you are going to try cross-country skiing ... start with a small country.