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aquaticsanonymous 05-05-2012 11:19 PM

First Year Flyfishing
 
Well after getting bored catching fish on a spinning rod, I decided to try flyfishing. I didnt want to spend a ton of money for a first rod/reel, so I picked up a St Croix Rios Santos, and Okuma SLV.

I learned to tie a few different patterns also
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...serMinnows.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...assBuggerz.jpg



My casting has not been pretty, but these guys have not minded!
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...BassBugger.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...Smallmouth.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...PikeonaFly.jpg

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Sorry for posting the pics like that, but I couldn't for the life of me figure this picture posting thing out.

gatortransplant 05-05-2012 11:47 PM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
When you go into your photobucket, one of the URL options will have IMG in brackets on either end of the URL. Just copy/paste that one into the response box and voila, you'll have a photo. Either way, looks like a pretty nice jump into what will likely be a life-long addiction! But I can't say I ever got bored of catching fish on the spinning rod, I just moved to a new area and figured it was heretical to fish for trout with anything but a fly outfit, and of course that's how it all started... :D

Hardyreels 05-05-2012 11:47 PM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
I'm here to help :) http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...tml#post428183

Ard

wabi 05-06-2012 06:24 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
Looks like you've figured out how to catch some nice fish! :)

Nothing wrong with the outfit you have, I have owned the Rio Santo and it's a good rod. As for the SLV reels, I have several of them I use regularly and have no complaints.

ditz 05-06-2012 07:13 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
Casting purdy????....I doubt that there are many out there that make purdy casts with them Clousers. I only fish them as a last resort.

aquaticsanonymous 05-06-2012 08:51 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ditz (Post 443616)
Casting purdy????....I doubt that there are many out there that make purdy casts with them Clousers. I only fish them as a last resort.

Okay, I feel a little better. Thanks!

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wabi (Post 443605)
Looks like you've figured out how to catch some nice fish! :)

Nothing wrong with the outfit you have, I have owned the Rio Santo and it's a good rod. As for the SLV reels, I have several of them I use regularly and have no complaints.

Thanks for the experience!

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 443553)

Dang, I did a search for that, and came back with nothing. Thanks alot!

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gatortransplant (Post 443552)
When you go into your photobucket, one of the URL options will have IMG in brackets on either end of the URL. Just copy/paste that one into the response box and voila, you'll have a photo. Either way, looks like a pretty nice jump into what will likely be a life-long addiction! B1ut I can't say I ever got bored of catching fish on the spinning rod, I just moved to a new area and figured it was heretical to fish for trout with anything but a fly outfit, and of course that's how it all started... :D

Thanks alot!

mrl0004 05-06-2012 09:58 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
Welcome to the addiction! Nice fish. Don't worry, the amount of fly rods you own will soon go up, exponentially. :D

aquaticsanonymous 05-06-2012 11:58 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...BassBugger.jpg

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http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...Smallmouth.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...PikeonaFly.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...nawBayBass.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...assBuggerz.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/s...serMinnows.jpg

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 443553)

Thanks so much, worked like a charm!

tbblom 05-07-2012 09:33 AM

Re: First Year Flyfishing
 
Already got a pike!!? Well that just makes me jealous...:eek:

nice work!
TB


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