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New to fly fishing

Postby Eoghan » Tue May 19, 2009 1:31 pm

Just picked up a fly rod, reel etc etc and plan to take it up, first session being this weekend.

Are there any major common mistakes I should watch out for..?

Going to take it handy, get the casting down first etc etc. Cant wait.
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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby anthony2carr » Tue May 19, 2009 5:49 pm

Get Distance, Depth , vary speeD and Dats it. :D
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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby roger de dodger » Wed May 20, 2009 3:29 pm

wear a hat and sunglasses ,no one will recognize you makin a Idiot of yourself for the first few outings :lol: and they protect your noggin and blinkers :wink:
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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby JimH » Thu May 21, 2009 1:33 pm

go to a professional instructor
make sure your gear is 'matched'
take your time in all the aspects - a lot of time
be prepared to struggle and experience new levels of frustration
do not become obsessed with distance

concentrate on wrist, arm and shoulder position, loop formation and trajectory and learn to double haul, drift and the essential 'beat the wind techniques'

be ready for the way your world will change as you achieve and experience each small success - I hope you never look back and I wish you every success.

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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby Eoghan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:27 pm

Sound advice Jim.
Will try it after the 15th of the month. Although I'd say the bass are more than safe with me and the fly rod around but you never know..! :-)
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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby roger de dodger » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:04 pm

and whats wrong with pollock of the rocks to get you started :lol: or mullet now they will drive ya mad 8)
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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby MAC » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:01 pm

Don't wait till the 15th Eoghan. Find a patch of grass and start practicing you casting now. There is some excellent video tuition online now a days. Jim has pointed out the most important aspects in his post. Practice, Practice and practice some more. Casting can be frustrating to get the hang off, but every extra yard or nice cast will leave you smiling. Don't give up as it must be one of the most rewarding aspects of fishing when you achieve some results.

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Re: New to fly fishing

Postby davearmstrong » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:05 am

Pollock off the rocks are great craic. Just a question of locating them in your area. I find any thing made from bucktail with white, black or red and a bit of flash does the trick. Great craic watching them chasing them in clear water. Mullet have to be caught to appreciate them.. Just wait.. then you have the macks and garfish.. So many hours of frustration, sorry, I mean fun ahead of you :lol: :wink: :lol:
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