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Old 10-16-2012, 10:30 PM
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Hey guys so today I finally got to go fly fishing for the first time! The last few weeks have been tons of reading, asking questions, and waiting on my rod to get here haha. Anyways, a buddy of mine has permission to fish a small local farm pond. So this morning I loaded up the brand new fly rod and we headed to the pond. This pond has is almost overran with panfish so I tied on a bluegill popper and starting my attempt of a cast. I quickly learned that casting from water is so much different than the back yard. Anyways I managed to get the popper a little ways out there after a few failed attempts and began to strip it in. My friend and I watched a small bluegill rush up from some weeds and hit it surprisingly hard for his size. So heres my first fish ever on a fly rod!

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We only got about 4 hours of fishing time in today, but it was a great day. I ended up pulling out 10 bluegills and 1 bass. There are some crappie in the pond, and they have pretty much overran it. So sadly the bass was tiny from not getting enough food. The pond is less than an acre in size, so its much to small to have crappie in it. If this guy was being able to eat how he should then he would have been a really nice sized bass.

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My friend saw him cruising around a little ways out from the bank and told me, so I tied on a brown wooly bugger. The bass took it on the first cast. Watching him go after it and then the line straighten out from him swimming off was a rush!

I have been spending tons amount of time on these forums asking all the questions I could think of. I just wanted to thank all of you guys for all the help you have given me!

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he was skinny, but congrats! wish he'd take out some of those panfish and get some meat on him.
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Yea I agree. Theres a nice sized lake within 2 minutes of the pond we were at today. Im thinking about the next time we go fishing a little farther out and deeper to try to find more crappie. Any I catch I will probably move over to the lake. Im going to get my buddy to do the same thing. Ive only been there one other time, but that day between me and him we pulled out about 4 bass that looked exactly like this one. There could be some great bass in here if we get rid of those crappies.
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There could be some great bass in here if we get rid of those crappies.
have them for dinner!
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Sounds like a plan to me!
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Cameron: Congrats on your first fly fishing outting, all the research into fly fishing is paying off!
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Thanks man! It was so much fun
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Awesome... Not matter how big or how small, you will always remember your first fish with a fly rod. Next, will be your first fish on a fly that you tied. Well done and welcome to the sport.
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Cameron: Congrats on your first fly fishing outing and....first fish you will remember this one all your life
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Congrats on your first fish & first bass!

Awesome report & pictures!

Those fish in that pond might be small, but they can teach you a lot about how fish behave. It was several years after I started fly fishing that I caught my first bass, and the panfish in a creek & small lake taught me a lot that helped me with bass fishing, particularly to be observant & patient!
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