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dave5977 11-05-2011 06:34 PM

An imaginative son
 
My 9 yo son, Randy, asked it he could tie a fly on the vice today. I knew that he was somewhat interested in what I had been doing. I'm just starting to learn to tie. I asked him if he wanted some instruction. He refused. Randy likes to catch Bluegill, so I think he had that in mind when he tied this. I hope he catches something on it. That would really make his day... And mine.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...yr-old-son.jpg

gt05254 11-05-2011 07:13 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
betcha a dollar he catches a bluegill on it! Good for you to let him do his thing!
Gary

peregrines 11-12-2011 03:46 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
Very cool congrats to you both!

kayo 11-12-2011 04:06 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
:thmbup::clap: Now you have to give it a name.

Hardyreels 11-12-2011 06:14 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
That'll catch Gills but he needs to keep the false casting to the minimum until he gets better at binding the flies all together. He looks like a streamer / salmon fly type to me :) My very first flies looked sorta like that with feather wings and long bodies, I still tie them.

mcnerney 11-12-2011 06:18 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
Dave: That is a nice looking fly for a first try, I'm sure hoping he is able to hook into a nice bluegill with that!

Larry

dave5977 11-13-2011 02:06 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
Thanks everyone! :)
Randy put on a huge smile and really liked reading your comments.
He's fired up to tie so more!
Dave

streams2lakes 11-16-2011 01:26 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
haha looks great for a first fly, blue gill will eat anything!

dave5977 11-16-2011 06:46 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
Randy's Birthday is coming up in on December 4th. I want to buy him a fly rod combo set. I thinking of th $60 Pfluger 9' 5 or 6 wt for his first rod so he can fish for bluegills with his new flies. Shhhh! Don't Tell Him!!!
Does anyone have experience with these inexpensive combos?

Dave

wabi 12-01-2011 07:16 PM

Re: An imaginative son
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dave5977 (Post 348942)
Randy's Birthday is coming up in on December 4th. I want to buy him a fly rod combo set. I thinking of th $60 Pfluger 9' 5 or 6 wt for his first rod so he can fish for bluegills with his new flies. Shhhh! Don't Tell Him!!!
Does anyone have experience with these inexpensive combos?

Dave

Not that brand combo, but I bought my son a Redington 9' 5wt combo last year when they re-designed that particular rod. Got it for around half price and it's worked well for him.
The 5wt is tough enough to withstand some abuse when landing panfish, but is light enough he can still have fun.


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