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    Default Hi... New to fly fishing

    Hi everyone!

    I've been reading your forum for a couple of weeks now, & thought I better jump in and introduce myself. Thank you all for generously sharing your knowledge and experience with newcomers like me. I have definitely learned a lot already & look forward to reading more & participating where I can.

    This year will be my first season fly fishing... I've always used spin gear up until now & grew up fishing for bream, tommy ruff, gar, and whiting around Gulf St Vincent. Moving to a landlocked part of the world has put a cramp on my desire to get out and fish over the last 10yrs, but I'm going to change that. Colorado has some amazing fishing waters & its time to try my hand at fishing like a local. When I've been out in the past, it always seems like the guys who use fly gear do at least 50% better than I do with a light spinning rod. Anyway, enough rambling about my motivation...

    I also have to admit that fly fishing attracts the 'gear head' side of me. I can't tell you how much fun it has been to research what I'll need, learning the better brands,different rods/reels/lines, etc, etc. I finally settled on a couple Ross FC 9' rods on sale at Cabelas & matched them with Ross flyrise reels. I liked that Ross was based here in CO & the great warranty on their products. Bass Pro had a nice deal on Sage Ultimate Performance (floating, weight forward) line, so I'm all set for practice casting at the park... I hope to set up a lesson or two here in the next week & then head to a local stream shortly after.

    Again, thanks for having me!

    Peter

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Peter...good idea to jump in after lurking for a whilehope we can see some pics of you and your first fish on a fly soon

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Welcome! Having just moved here last year I can't get over the amazing fishing that I have so close to home.

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Hello Peter & welcome.

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Welcome to the forum Peter.

    Helpful hint: Use the search feature as their is a LOT of great stuff hidden in there and if you find a thread of interest to you, post a reply. We revisit the oldies but goodies quite often on here. We always enjoy posts from our new members so don't be bashful.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    peter,
    welcome to the forum you came to the right place
    looking forward to hearing/hearing more from you.

    casey


    ARFE

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    Default Re: Hi... New to fly fishing

    Peter: Welcome to the forum! You live in a great state to learn fly fishing. I started back in the early 80's while I was in the Air Force stationed in Colorado Springs. It is much easier now days with all the online resources at your disposal. If you can find a fly fishing club nearby I would recommend you join, most fly fishing clubs offer lots of help for new fly fishers. Checkout your local fly shop, they will know if there is a club in your town. Another great resource besides this forum is to use YouTube. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

    Larry
    Larry


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