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AubieALUMdvm
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
Ha thanks

I wish I could get them on a dry. All Nymphing. We tie all our own steelhead flies bc you lose so many of them. I average 10 or so lost flies a day to the bottom or fish breaking them off or just bending the hook out even with 2 and 3x strength Tiemco hooks. During the winter it's nothing but black stone flies ( they crawl all over the snow) but we get a lot more creative in September through November. Lots of egg patterns bc they gorge on salmon eggs. In general they like things a lot more shiney so always tossing in some crystal braids or crystal flash when tying. If I think of it I'll take s pic of one of my steel boxes of flies

It's a lot of fun but youre usually not moving around as much as I like to do when hunting for trout
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DrinkDrankDrunk
Member since Feb 2014
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Can y'all offer some advice on a beginner's set up? Is it something I can get the basics of by watching youtube videos? I don't know anyone who fly fishes. And everyone I ask just tells me all the reasons I don't want to fly fish in south LA.


Barf
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What fish do you want to target, and how much do you want to spend?


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sloopy
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Jawja
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
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what are you using? Rod, reel, line, flies ect? What streams or rivers you fishing? Are they stocked streams?


Orvis Clearwater 9' 5wt, buggers, streamers, nymphs. Fishing the chattahoochee river
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bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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rvis Clearwater 9' 5wt, buggers, streamers, nymphs. Fishing the chattahoochee river


That rod is fine for what you are doing with it. Basically it's just going to take a little time to figure out what to fish with, when to fish it and how.

How are you fishing your buggers? I love those things. I typically cast them on a quartering downstream cast, mend, and strip it in a few times. No real pattern on when the fish hit it.

When fishing with a nymph are you using an indicator? I don't do much high sticking so I pretty much always use an indicator. Make a 3:00 cast and mend the line upstream. Watch the indicator and if it makes even the slightest pause, set the hook.
if you aren't getting any strikes go smaller on your fly 1st. If still nothing change patterns.
I don't know how many time just going smaller on the fly (like from size 12 to 16) has made a huge difference.


AubieALUMdvm
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
Good advice here. I almost always am Nymphing with 2 different flies under an indicator or just high sticking. I do not recommend high sticking to start.

First thing I put on in a new stream is a size 10-12 brown wooly bugger with black bead head followed by 12-18 inches of tippet and then whatever nymph should be working at the time based on hatch chart. Most common mistakes I see new guys making is not having enough weight on and not changing flies. If I'm not getting hung up on the bottom every now and then that's a problem. If I'm on new water I'm often changing fly every 15 or so casts until I dial in on something they can't resist.

I prefer thing a ma bobber indicaTors but others do not.

Flies that I always tie and have plenty of: brown and olive and black wooly buggers (the tails on mine are usually half the length of the ones you buy), pheasant tail, gold bead hares ear, variety of colors of zebra midges in size 18-22, black stone flies, chartreuse green weenie with gold bead head, black and red ants, copper johns,

If I think of more I'll add them. The buggers are mostly size 8 to 12. The nymph patterns all sizes 12 to 18 except for the black stone flies bc those are pretty big IRL like size 8 or so. Learn to turn over rocks from the water and take a look at what's crawling on the underside of it. Take pictures of them snd head to troutnut.com to help identify them bc this is what the trout are eating.

The later in the season the more I'm reaching for terrestrials and that green weenie. If i hit a pool that I know has fish but can't get a strike then I'm pulling out the GW and they'll often hit it much more aggressively


stewie
Central Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2006
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
Heading down to the Bahamas in a few days to do a 3 day bonefish trip.

I'm bringing my two 8 wt. set ups and a 12 wt in case something a little larger swims by.
I'll have a few clousers, gotchas, shrimp and crab imitations in various colors and sizes...we'll see what works.

Once we get back, I'll upload some pics...any suggestions?
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bluemoons
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the marsh
Member since Oct 2012
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Get on it now before they pass those new regs down there haha.


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DuckSausage
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Member since Dec 2014
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
Good timing with this thread. Gonna try to catch my first trout (spec) or red on fly off our pier tonight.

I imagine I'll be back tomorrow with some questions and frustrations


JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
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Member since Nov 2012
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Best thread on TD. Going bass and panfish fly fishing in the morning. Will post pics if I catch anything. Throwing grasshoppers and poppers.


JumpingTheShark
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Successful outing this morning. Caught 9 fish. 4 bass and 5 bream. Working on posting pics right now (bad reception here). Just fished a brown grasshopper all morning and only lost one fly due to a crummy knot I tied.


tennessee391
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Member since Dec 2008
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Just got back from a trip out west.. Fly fished in Colorado, Wyoming, and mostly Montana.. will add pics later. Just started fly fishing this year and obviously I'm addicted.

Happy 4th, y'all.


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ToulatownTiger
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Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here


Caught a double on my fly rod a few weeks ago


Tigah in the ATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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I am more of a fly fishing equipment collector than an actual fly fisherman.

Does having a Trout Unlimited license plate count?



hogfly
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Member since May 2014
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Caught a double on my fly rod a few weeks ago


Popper with a bream killer dropper. The GOAT
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ToulatownTiger
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Member since Oct 2012
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there is no other option


SATNIGHTS
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Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
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I have 4 of the trout stickers if that counts.

Oh and in!


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SATNIGHTS
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Red Stick
Member since Jan 2008
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
My dad bought my 3year old an Orvis Practicaster. Dude can hit a mosquito from 10 yards.
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johnnyrocket
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
I learned both salt and freshwater fly fishing when I lived in California.

When I came back home I sold most my stuff and keep
3 WT - bream
5 WT- bass/bream/ speckled trout
8WT - redfish
10 WT- Cobia

I go off season to Colorado or Northern California even Arkansas to fish for trout


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bluemoons
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: The Fly Fishing Thread: Questions, pics, discussion all here
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ToulatownTiger


Yes. This is the answer.


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