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Fly Fishing

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by tsub345, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    tsub345

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    I just recently learned how to fly fish and as a result started to tie my own flies. anyone else out there tie there own flies that could pass on any advice or a good website (or two) for flies.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    What kinda fly fishing you into?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Steelhead in the streams up north
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    My Dad started tying his own flies when he began fly fishing and said he will never go back to live bait. He ties a lot of sucker spawn for up in Erie.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    Thanks i'll have to check it out
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    I'd look for a local fly fishing club to join up with. They're gonna know more about the local waters, what patterns work there and how to tie them. The one around here puts on workshops and classes from tying and casting to cooking with dutch ovens.

    I don't know too many websites on tying. I found books, magazines and dvd's to be good sources of information and patterns. Probably anything by Dave Whitlock is going to be a useful resource.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    I have been fishing my whole life. Now I think I am ready to learn how to fly fish. There are plenty of streams around me for trout. Cant wait until trout season btw
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    What little fly fishing I have done it is a blast, and a hell of a lot of fun to catch a fish on, no matter what size. Where you at?
     
  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 1:41 AM
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    OC NY lots of streams. and good bass lakes
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    Go to a local Fly Fishing shop, and ask if they are putting on any courses. I took an advanced course through a local shop and it was a good experience. I've been fly fishing and tying my own flies since I was about 8.

    Go to a shop, ask around and go from there.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    dude trust me i've spends hunderds of dollars in tying supplies just to sell it all on ebay( but i have couaght a fish on a sow bug that i made- easiest pattern out ther). the flyshack has quality flies at extremly low prices. they have never dissipointed me.

    oh and anyone fish the Middle Provo River in northern utah???
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Yea it can get pretty expensive...
    I have probably... $2000 in tying equipment and material... Two vises, a couple kits of scissors, hair stackers, hackle pliers etc, a custom made wood case/vise bench to carry a large amount of my gear... Lots of deer and elk hair in different colors, different types of hackle in different colors... I could go on and on. I need to organize it all again.

    I lied, I have three vises.
     
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    Yeah I did that at a private stocked trout lake fishing resort. I am going to try it this summer or late spring. I am excited, going trout fishing tomorrow got everything ready today.
     
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    MY DAD he also just started to fly fish but has been hand tying flies for sale also he does salmon and steelhead jigs will give his e-mail so you can link up with him for pictures lessons some of the material he uses and such i cant tie a little but his compared to mine shoot lol nobody i reapeat nobody ties like my ol man
     
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    The best place to buy flies/equipment is local shops IMO. Cabelas and other big-name retailers screw over the cool little fly companies. You'll spend more money, but the flies will be much better quality than the cheaply-tied ones, and you will soon become a favorite in the shop, the guys who work there will take you out with them, and other hook ups. If you want the best fly fishing in the world, come to Wyoming. Trust me ;)
     
  18. May 6, 2011 at 4:24 AM
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    My father-in-law's girlfriend has a brother that lives either in Wyoming or Montana and she said i could go out and stay with them if i wanted to fly fish out there.
     
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    Check out this guy,he's probably as good as they come.Persevere with the accent as he's a scotsman like myself.However as a fly tier myself,( although due to my eyesight I don't tie much anymore) I can tell you his style is simple,methodical and one of the best I've seen.He has all kinds of videos on u tube and if you follow him,you'll be a fly tier in no time.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjy93L17uuY&feature=related
     
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    Both have world class fishing. The Blackfoot river in MT is great, and fishing in Yellowstone is superb, if you know where to go in order to avoid the swarms of tourists. I was lucky enough to work in Yellowstone last summer and got to go explore secret fishing spots every day after work. If you have the opportunity to come out, do it!
     
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