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Fly Fishing BS thread

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by TNDrew, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    I respect the bait chuckers for doing what they do, but I could never get into it. With that being said, who here fishes with a fly rod? Bull shit this thread up. What do you fish with, what are you fishing for, what are you tying, etc. Anything to do with standing in some water and waving a stick.

    I love TFO rods. I broke the tip off of mine smallie fishing on a monday and was going on a trout trip on Friday, called the customer service told them what was up and shipped it overnight to them and I had it back to me on Thursday evening. Also, I just started tying trout flies. I've started simple with a PT nymph and a hares ear. I kind of think its just as addicting as fishing.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    i do alot of fishing in northern maine, we fish for salmon on the lakes, and muskie on the rivers...i fly fish for trout, but want to get into fly fishing for muskie...nothing like catching a 25-30LB fish on a flyrod
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    I've been an avid fly fisherman for a few years. I'm also a TFO fan, I happen to know one of the guys over there & he is an upstanding guy. I've got a Lefty Kreh 8 wt. w/ Cabela's SST set up for bass/salt water. Then I've got a Cabela's rod w/ Ross reel in 5 wt for trout. The last trip I went on was in Southeastern Oklahoma for some stocked trout, it wasn't to shabby. I was throwing 18 dry's to trout in 75-80 deg weather in Oklahoma... something I wasn't expecting.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    Glad to hear about the customer service from TFO. I haven't had any issues with mine yet. I have a couple, 4 wt finesse and a 7 wt TiCR. The 4 wt is my favorite. Used it in Sept to catch this 18" cuthroat on the Wigwam river in Fernie BC. Great fun!

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  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    im also a avid fly fisherman, my brother in law had gotten me into it about 3 years ago. i have a orvis 5wt and i built my own saltwater 8wt its a mudhole blank from florida.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    caught this in florida
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Nice fish...anything on a fly rod is a blast. Caught this bull trout on the same trip to BC.

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  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    nice man, i wish i could go places like that to fly fish. my dad is a bait chunker, even tho i get to fish in badass places its not the same.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Yeah, I'm pretty fortunate. We usually fish the northern ID, eastern WA waters but every now and then we take a longer road trip. This was one of them...about 5.5 hours from Spokane. Worth it though. We fished the Wigwam two days, about 8 hours each day...the first day we came across 2 other people, the second day we didn't see anyone all day. It was pretty awesome. The 4 mile hike in keeps a lot of people away.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    I love flyfishing, I have been doing it for about 12 years. I am not very good at it but have a great time trying.

    It all started with an 8 wt for stripers, now I am 10-12 rods deep.

    I believe there are no fish unworthy so I will target everything from minnows to tuna with a fly rod. Some of the first fish I catch every year are shiners from a small trickle of water a short walk from my house.

    I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures and hearing some stories.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    Tailing Redfish :D
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  12. Oct 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Nice fish!
     
  13. Oct 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    X2 if this storm would have hit the way they expected I could have fly fished for red fish from my front windows.....:D
     
  14. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    our tides were HUGE...i woulda been waist deep in that last picture with these tides..too bad the wind kept me from fishin
     
  15. Nov 3, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    I caught this rainbow on the Spokane River using a new pattern for me. I saw the pattern on a website and tied some. It's a CDC Prince Nymph. A normal prince with a CDC color. The bow was about 20". Really put a bend in my 4wt TFO Finesse.

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    Here's the CDC Prince Nymph pattern used, tied by me.

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    I was fortunate this past June to take a 5 day float trip on the Smith River (MT). The river was up and off color but we still caught fish. This browny fell victim to an olive/white double bunny streamer.

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  16. Nov 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    I figured I would incorporate some excellent time management at work last night and tie up a couple dozen flies by the light of an Xray reader.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    Pic not working for me. :(
     
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    I've become addicted to flyfishing, so many awesome lakes in BC. here is a pic of one of my favorite lakes and a couple rainbows I nailed on a sedge traveler in only 4 feet of water.

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  19. Nov 4, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    Nice Kieth, what lake? Spent a week June 2011 in the Kamloops area. Had a great time. Got a pic of the pattern you used? We were fishing mainly chironomids.
     
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