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Thread: First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

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    Great post. As a novice fly fisherman myself, it's great to hear about the lessons being learned from your perspective. Thanks for sharing.


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    I really enjoyed this read, as I'm a bit of a rookie too, and can totally relate.

    Had me smiling all the way.

    About getting hooked in the lip........ it could have been an eye..... just a reminder to always wear glasses.

    Joe

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    This thread reminds me of something I learned last summer on my first drift boat trip.

    Do NOT assume that huge pull on your line is a snag. Giving a big jerk on the line to snap the fly off as you move into faster water may be followed by a giant brown trout's head coming out of the water and laughing at you for a second before leaving you disgusted and hurt under a hot Wyoming sun.

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    Default Re: First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

    Quote Originally Posted by mridenour View Post
    This thread reminds me of something I learned last summer on my first drift boat trip.

    Do NOT assume that huge pull on your line is a snag. Giving a big jerk on the line to snap the fly off as you move into faster water may be followed by a giant brown trout's head coming out of the water and laughing at you for a second before leaving you disgusted and hurt under a hot Wyoming sun.
    Mike: I remember that big Brown coming up top like it happened yesterday! If it helps the pain any, I have had too many encounters just like that myself, and it always hurts when the big fish wins!

    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    Mike: I remember that big Brown coming up top like it happened yesterday! If it helps the pain any, I have had too many encounters just like that myself, and it always hurts when the big fish wins!

    Larry
    At least I got to see that big head on that Leroy! I had a couple on last fall that never came up before they managed to get off and they were heavy!

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    Default Re: First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

    What a great first trip report. I just hope my first trip is as successful, minus the lip part of course
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    sometimes just like part of my signature says...the fish REALLY do laugh at you...but good experiences that lead to great memories
    Some Times when The Water Is Quiet....You Can Almost Hear The Fish Laughing At You!

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    "I am equally hopeful that I will never be able to figure it all out”.


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    That was a great post. I will second the net. A long net in particular. Around 36 or 42 inches so it doubles as a walking / wading stick.

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    Great post !! So real it took me back to the day.

    Welcome to the finatic club. First time out and hooked for life - not just once but thrice.

    Never forget sunglasses and clear safety glasses if you may wind up fishing into the night - which most finatics do if the fish are out.
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    Default First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

    Just a great post... Thanks for sharing! And welcome to the club!!

    You have a great ability to recognize the good and the bad. Don't ever loose that. It will make you a better fisherman and have more fun too.


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    And YES... the answer is always, "It depends".

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