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Flyfishermen

Men that enjoy tossing the fly in their fishing pursuits

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Home Water?

Started by The Plainsman. Last reply by Kip Dec 3, 2012. 6 Replies

New Saltwater Rod?

Started by Sloan Apr 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Advice for a beginner

Started by Ryan Scott. Last reply by Joseph McKinley Jan 6, 2011. 8 Replies

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Comment by Liam S. on November 26, 2013 at 9:14pm

I didn't realize there was a fly fishing specific group. I just picked up fly fishing, after decades of more "regular" fishing. Having a blast - got my first trout a couple weeks ago - very memorable experience.

Comment by ND on September 21, 2013 at 8:06am

This group still active? 

Comment by Sloan on June 20, 2012 at 8:41am

Nice fish, Ryan.  I got a few of those this winter.

Comment by Ryan McCulley on June 15, 2012 at 10:45pm

Comment by Sloan on April 26, 2012 at 12:24pm

Getting the reels out. Checking the gear.  Spring is springing. 

Comment by Matt DeBlass on October 14, 2011 at 3:35pm

Hello all.

I've dabbled with fly fishing for a couple years on a low-end rod and reel, but mostly fished with a spinning reel. Not too long ago, though, I was looking for a lightweight and portable rod to take with me on bicycle rides, and found an inexpensive tenkara rod. This got me back to fly fishing, albeit in a fairly "stripped down" version. It's been a lot of fun, and while I haven't gotten a lot of stream time in yet, I've been doing better than ever with warmwater fishing using the tenkara rod and flies.

 

Comment by Michael Gardner on February 15, 2011 at 4:09pm

I'm moving to Colorado Springs in a couple days. If anyone lives in the area, I'm going to need a fishing buddy.

Comment by Jack Gottlob on November 26, 2010 at 7:47pm
A few weeks ago, I went out on the Black River here in NJ. It's been a long time since I waded, and it became obvious that I need a wading stick for sure. I only spent a couple of hours, but brought in a nice brown trout. The bruises from my falls are healing, I'm getting used to the new cell phone I had to buy, and I can't wait to go out again.
Comment by Brandon Pierce on November 18, 2010 at 10:45am
Good morning,

I fly fished for the first time last year in Colorado with a buddy of mine. I lived in Summit County Colorado for several years (unfortunately, I live in the KC metro area now), so I get back there fairly often. After that first trip out, I've been planning and plotting to go back for more. I have a couple of questions with regard to equipment.

I managed to buy some old rods off of a friend at work for cheap, and have been working to fix them up. They all came with these automatic, spring-loaded reels, which are fun, but I don't think I'll use them. One of the rods is rough (perhaps I can work it into the decor!), but two are still in good shape. I know one of these two is fiberglass, which I've been told are inferior to graphite because of the weight. The other I haven't been able to figure out--I'm thinking it may actually be cane because it's lighter and doesn't look like fiberglass (and it's too old to be graphite AFAIK). It's the prettiest, with brass ferrules and such, so I'd like to use it. So for my first question: does anyone know how to identify a cane rod?

Second, since I'm ditching the old auto-reels, I'd like to find a reasonably-priced reel (I'm thinking $50-$60 here) that I could start with. I've seen a lot of recommendations for really nice $300 reels on other sites by seasoned fishermen, but I can't afford anything like that right now. A cheap reel it better than no real at all. I've considered a Cabela's brand reel, which are pretty inexpensive, but I have no idea if they're worthwhile.

Any tips would be appreciated!
Comment by Steve W. on March 5, 2010 at 10:09am
Hi all, Just joined your group! I live in Michigan, land of the Great Lakes, love to fish for Smallmouth on the fly..nothing gives me more fishing pleasure then wading out into Lake Huron at the "tip of the thumb" and spending a few hours chasing smallies...water so clear you can sight cast them..amazing fun especially when it's a nice calm evening and I can get by with a 4wt. Loomis..
Best, Steve

 

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