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    Yesterday was a monumental day for myself. Being only a measly 15 years of age, I caught my first wild brown trout. Throughout the day nothing seemed to be biting and I was becoming extremely frustrated. I have fished this place before and my only success were suckers but yesterday was different. I first had an Adam as an indicator and a hares ear as my dropper nymph. First fish, I saw my Adams stop right before I set the hook I see a brown open his mouth and out goes that hares ear, boy I was .

    I then reached the next spot under a bridge, where I remembered "hey I saw my friend scare a huge brown trout down the river at this spot, maybe there are more here" So the novice I am decided that tying a woolly bugger on 6x tippet would be a good idea, NOT! I start stripping in the bugger and BAM a huge hit and it feels like I hooked a whale and then SNAP there goes the wooly bugger. I was disgruntled and angry but deep instead I said to myself hey if that trout took it I must be doing something right.

    So, I head to the next bridge and decided to get rid of the Hares Ear and tied on a Copper John, the main reason being because I thought the fly looked cool . Okay, straight copper john nymphing, throwing the line down river, letting it flow down and repeat. About the 5th cast in I feel it, BAM a hit, and I feel the fish is on. No fight at first, and I thought stupid suckers. Let me tell you one thing though, when that brown surfaced it took off like a rocket, diving, jumping trying to spit the fly. I was too excited and consternated thinking I have hooked a sucker on 'roids, but no it was my first wild trout. I pulled him in, saw it was my first wild brownie and literally screamed, calling for my mom to get the camera on her phone. I knew how important this fish was so I kept him in the water, made sure my hands were wet, took 2 pictures and revived him. I saw him swim away and was probably the happiest moment in my life. Better than catching any stocked trout pushing 20+ inches or saltwater fishing for flounder and blues I had finally caught my first wild trout. Even though he was only about 10 inches long, the time I have spent reading, watching, and learning how to catch these beautiful creatures had paid off. This moment will stay with me forever as I have discovered the wonderful art of fly fishing, and not only will love it for the rest of my life, but hopefully pass it down to my children. I LOVE Flyfishing for trout.

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    Good for you Yankee, glad it finally happened for you.

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    Congrats yankees12. Thats a great experience for ya. So did your Mom get the pics? Share if she did. Where were you fishing?

    Davo
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    You're a sharp, literate kid for 15. Hope to read more of your fly-fishing experiences.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

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    Grats Yankees12, Thanks for sharing the moment with us very cool. The best part is the next thousand you catch will be just as exciting.

    Yukon Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly2Fish View Post
    You're a sharp, literate kid for 15. Hope to read more of your fly-fishing experiences.
    I'll second that. Your instinct to think about HOW you hooked a fish that you broke off right afterwards will help you TONS in this sport as well.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Thanks guys, I am so excited to go again. Also, I was fishing in southeastern, Pa in my home town called Unionville. There is this 771 acre preserve called The Laurels that has pristine trout stream right through the heart of it. MY mom took the pitctures on her phone so I will somehow figure a way to get the pictures up. I can't wait to go again, hopefully my mom will take me when she gets home from work.

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    With your mom's cameraphone, try sending a "pix message" to your email address, save to "my pictures" under "my computer" and upload them either to your album on this site or a site like photobucket, flickr, etc. That's how I did my "3-15 report".
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    I lived outside Philly before moving to Jackson Hole to become a guide. You have a lot of great fishing in Pa. Keep us posted about the new places you discover.

    Davo
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    "If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong." John Gierach

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