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Old 03-09-2007, 09:11 PM
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HEllo all, I just got my first fly rod for my bday. I've never fly fished before and was wondering if anyone had some good starter tips. Cheers
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:45 AM
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Welcome to the group! Hmm, starter tips: Practice casting on grass before you go fishing, get all the free help you can from a local fly shop- then spend money there to reward them for their efforts, keep your back-cast up, and remember that casting with great timing always beats casting with great power.
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Tell us what rod you got and did you get a reel and line. The best suggestion I can give is to get a good casting tape or DVD. It will save you a lot of time and give lots of tips on casting. Cliff is right about practicing before you go fishing. I prefer to practice on water than grass so you can practice the roll cast. You can usually find a small pond or lake in a city park or golf course. Make sure fishing is allowed as the local fuzz don't know the difference about casting practice and fishing. Use a leader and fly when you practice but cut off the hook at the beginning of the bend. This will keep you from hooking yourself until you get the hang of casting. Also wear glasses to protect your eyes. You will want to get yourself a good pair of polorized sun glasses.
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