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pleasantvalley 06-24-2013 07:16 AM

New in md
Hello, I'm new to the forum and new to the art of the fly as well. After fishing with spinning reels for years I decided I needed to up the ante and get into the most traditional and challenging fishing there is. I'm sure I'll have some questions and this forum seems like a good place for answers. You may see me out around harpers ferry and the Antietam creek. I'll be the big guy struggling and cursing at the fly I got stuck in a tree.

Edit- first question, where do I download the ebooks that come with a new membership? I'll take all the free info I can get!

mcnerney 06-24-2013 10:15 AM

Re: New in md
Welcome to the forum and the great sport of fly fishing. There is a ton of information on this site, spend some time browsing and using the search function (look carefully and you will also see an advanced search function), but don't hesitate to ask questions. Sorry, I should know the answer to your ebook question but maybe someone else will know the answer.

Here are some other ideas to think about to expand your FF knowledge.
The Orvis Learning Channel has some great videos and other information for new FF, check that out. How To Fly Fish For Trout, Bass & More | Learn Fly Fishing With Orvis

Also Orvis has a podcast done by Tom Rosenbauer that has some great information. You can also download the podcasts to an IPod or IPad and listen to them while at the gym or maybe mowing the lawn.
Fly Fishing Podcasts | Weekly Fly Fishing Podcast Tips | Orvis Fishing Podcasts | Fly Fishing Tips W

YouTube has hundreds of videos on Fly Fishing, Fly Casting, Nymph Fishing, you name it and it is probably there.

Also check with your local fly shop, some shops offer very reasonable beginner classes and also they are a good source of information, like local hatch charts, river access, etc. You might also ask them if there is a local FF club in the area or a TU or Federation of Fly Fishers chapter. The idea being that if you can find a friend that has been FF for a number of years or a mentor in one of the clubs willing to help, your learning curve will steepen immensly.

yonder 06-24-2013 02:37 PM

Re: New in md
Welcome to the forum and also to our great sport!!!:)

pleasantvalley 06-25-2013 01:08 PM

Re: New in md
Thanks for the welcome. I'll be heading by my local shop this evening to get a few more flies and leaders, I'll look into a lesson or 2 while I'm there. I have a friend who has been fly fishing this area for 30 years whom I also intend to wring some knowledge out of. If anyone does know anything about those e-books give me a shout.

jpbfly 06-25-2013 02:46 PM

Re: New in md
:welcomean to the'll find tons of infos here and feel free to ask questions;)

dhaynes 06-25-2013 03:28 PM

Re: New in md
You should think about hooking up with Antitem Creek Flyfishers, an FFF chapter in the Hagerstown/Williamsport area. They have an active fly casting club and love to share their knowledge.

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