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  1. #11
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    I have never handled the oars of a drift boat. For 2010, I want to learn how to navigate a one. I have many friends who have them, and some of them hardly take their boats out because they spend all the time rowing. It would be a good trade for me to learn, so they could get more time fishing. That would be a win win situation.

    I have been rowing pontoon boats for several years now. I just need to learn the nuances of the drift boat.

    MP

  2. #12
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    I had a very good year for learning last year. Learned to spey cast, (snap-T, double spey, snake roll, jelly roll, and wombat cast and put them out over 100 feet every time ) figured out to set married wings on flies right pretty much every time, and stack deer hair ( not the in the stacker, but flaired in color patterns ). I learned all of it watching videos. This year I'm not sure what I'll learn, because I didn't really plan to learn all of that last year. I would like to learn to dye hair and not wreck the leather. That one is kicking my butt. I can get the leather to come out one way, but the hair is nowhere near what I want. If the hair turns out, the leather either falls apart or turns thin and brittle like a dang potato chip. If things go as well for me with fly fishing this as last, it will be good year. Can't wat to see what I learn.

  3. #13

    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    I want to learn what musky patterns work that I have tied.
    What works in the winter, and to find that size 20 or smaller fly catches fish.

  4. #14

    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    Well I tend to get sloppy casting, so I need to be more mindful about technique and improve my nymphing skills.
    Okiemountaineer

  5. #15

    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    As this is my first real season, Going to learn everything I can.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    The one area I want to work on this year is sight fishing, in other words sighting the fish before casting.

    MP: Learning to row a drift boat will make you more valuable to your friends in that you can share the rowing duties. Both Hyde and Clacka have DVD's on basic rowing and Dennis Breer made a DVD called Drift Boat Fishing 101 that gives some pretty good tips on rowing.

    Larry

  7. #17
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    [QUOTE=mcnerney;84739]The one area I want to work on this year is sight fishing, in other words sighting the fish before casting.

    And after casting Larry....to see the fish taking your nymphit's such a great pleasure my friend Batistou calls it" halieutic orgasm"

    ---------- Post added at 01:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:06 PM ----------

    Don't know what I will learn...but I'm sure I'll learn something...flyfishing is a neverending learning

  8. #18

    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    It hasn't been mentioned, but I am working on 'goofy-handed' casting. ie.-- switching rod and line hands-- I've been in a number of situations-- (wind, obstructions, that side of the boat....) where ambidexterity would be handy.

    Also, would like to learn some of the single-hand spey type casts....

  9. #19
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    Raindog,

    Those are exactly the same two things I am hoping to do! Practice left-handed to the point where I will actually use it fishing, and learn a bit about single handed spey.

    I was out in the field a couple days ago practicing left handed after aggravatinig my right forearm muscle again. My backcast is pretty weak with that arm, and the haul feels totally spaztic.

    Good luck.

    Cheers,
    Jim

  10. #20
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    Default Re: What's one new thing you'll learn?

    To fish more dries......I'm a nymph / streamer guy......so I have been working on the vise.....and Can't wait for hatches...and that dang spring run off to get over.....
    if I'm not here...I'm on another line...with a fly on the end..

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