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Old 04-06-2015, 02:46 PM
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Hello Everyone!

I am a fly fishing newbie. I was looking for a good outdoor activity for me and my 11 y.o. son. I was thinking about fishing (we haven't done much spin cast fishing either) and then for some reason I got the idea to try fly fishing. Maybe because of both the fishing and the fly tying aspects. So, we just purchased our first rod (if he likes it, I'll buy him one of his own), which should arrive shortly. Then we get to learn to cast together. I'm really looking forward to it. Anyway, I've found forums like these to be helpful in other areas, so I joined up and hope to be a regular here before long. Just forgive the ignorant questions for a while.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:16 PM
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Welcome to the forum and the great sport of fly fishing!
Learning together with your son will be loads of fun, enjoy. Don't worry about asking dumb questions we all started in the same place you are in. Spend some time browsing on the forum and using the search function. Note that when you click on the search function there is an "Advanced Search", click on that and they you have the option of searching for a word or words in a post or thread title or posts by a member, it is pretty powerful once you figure out how to use it.

Edit: Please update your profile so that it will show on the far right where you are located, you will get much better information to your questions when members have an idea of what part of the country you are in. To update the profile, look in the blue horizontal ribbon at the top, in the far left click on "UserCP", in the drop down menu click on "Edit Your Details", then fill in "Where You Live".
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:53 PM
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Welcome fellow Minnesotan, lots of great cold and warm water fly fishing fairly close to home. I think that you will find the members here really want to help fellow fishermen. They have taught me a ton of stuff and are very patient.

I came here to learn and share what I know and what do you know even found some friends.

I've never regretted the pursuit of fly fishing but I have almost busted my fly rods and threw them into lake superior in frustration.

Asking questions and reading help very much not to get to that point.

Happy adventures!
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:29 PM
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Hello and welcome to you as well. This must be the week for folks from MN to sign in. Glad to have you with us. Good times sharing and learning this fantastic sport with your son, goooood times!
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:24 AM
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This must be the week for folks from MN to sign in.
You know what they say .... "In Spring, a Minnesotan's fancy turns to thoughts of fishing."
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:02 AM
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Good Luck with your son, remember fly fishing isnt for everybody neither of my 2 grown sons care for it
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:35 PM
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Good Luck with your son, remember fly fishing isnt for everybody neither of my 2 grown sons care for it
That is why I'm only buying one fly rod now. If he does pick up an interest, I'll buy him his own.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:56 PM
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to the forum...looking forward to seeing some pics with your son
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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Another long look back.

The real 'reward' of fly fishing is sitting next to your Kidlett(s), open Fly box: "What do you think will work?''

Tent's 0300, small hands pushing you awake. I'M HUNGRY! Crank off the Coleman Lantern's, stove. Me? FEED: the 'Young Urchins.' BACK TO YOUR TENT YOU TWO! Ruffle-skuffle, two more sleeping bags dragged into my/wife 1.0's tent.

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And, bless you for doing stuff with your son. My dad and i didn't, and we both regret it.

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