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Old 04-18-2017, 08:03 PM
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New to the forum and am on a journey learning to fly fish on my own. Thought I'd join the forum to ask questions and learn.

Caught my first cutthroat trout wade fishing on the Bitterroot up here in Montana. Took a wooly bugger. Still trying to get my first fish on a dry fly but can't seem to set the hook. Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first trout!
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Congrats!

When fishing dries for cutthroats a very common problem is setting the hook too soon. Counting one- one thousand, two one-thousand when that cut opens its mouth to your fly before setting your hook will increase your success. Google "waiting to set the hook cutthroat" will bring up a number of articles on this subject.

Just note even very experienced fisherman will get excited and set the hook too soon on big cutthroats. When you see a grown man with on only a 2 inch vertical leap, jump 2 feet out of the water and yell his favorite expletive you can almost be assured he has done this. Yes I plead guilty to doing this
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your first trout on a fly. Don't be shy about asking questions. Everyone was a beginner at some time.

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I have lots of questions. Is this the right place to post them?

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