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Old 04-21-2009, 06:46 AM
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Hi Wesley,
It's great to see a young guy take an interest in flyfishing ! A world of
excitement awaits you, and you should take advantage of every chance to
fish and learn. Check with your state's fishery department for trout streams
in your area. Find a Trout Unlimited chapter, and join. Go to the nearest
fly shop, and ask the locals where to go. Ask the shop folks for any and all
info about flyfishing in your area, etc.

Since you're 12, driving to streams with native trout means you'll be dependent on a licensed driver. That can be a parent, aunt or uncle, or any
relative that likes to fish. Ask your parents if there are any fishermen in your
family that might take you along. My nephews live less than one mile from
a trout stocked lake, and I'm always begging them to go with me: not much
luck, however, as they like video games and TV more .

Don't overlook the non-trout species within walking/bicycling distance. Bass
are great to fish for, and bluegill are always fun to catch. I live across
from a great stream, and it holds perch, catfish, bluegill, largemouth and
smallmouth bass, and even stripped bass that migrate up from the nearby
Delaware River. Most of the larger species are HUGE, and are a ton of fun
to fish for. Don't get the idea that flyfishing is a trout only thing.

Lastly, it might not be wise to post your name and address on a public
forum. I would suggest that you use the private message feature this
forum offers to share personal information. I was a tough guy when I was
your age (as are all 12-yr-olds), but you still need to be careful.....
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Wesley-

Frank gave you great advice, and made a good point about posting your address---- my fault I should have mentioned sending it by PM (private message) using the mail feature ( in the upper right corner you should see a gray box in the menu bar that says "Welcome Wesley" If you click on 'private messages' you can send info to people without posting to the board, and it will tell you if you have any mail from other members of the forum. I'll send you one so you can see how it works).

But not to worry, I jotted your address down, then deleted it from your post.

I'll send you out some flies to try for bass and trout.

Good luck and keep posting, we want to hear about all your adventures!

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