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Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by potzer25, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. potzer25

    potzer25 The most eubillicant poster.

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    anyone do it? I've been thinking about getting a relatively cheap set and try it on in the sierras and local pond when bass a hitting bugs early in the morning or late evening.
     



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    I have a fly rod and my dad took me out a couple times, but I never got enough practice to get good at it. I want to though.

    I am considering taking it out in my front yard and just practicing in the lawn.
     
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    Tis' the right way to learn to cast
     
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    practice throwing the plug at the dogs?

    my biggest issue was waiting long enough before bringing the rod forward in my motion. It's all about your rhythm
     
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    Just doing it in a semi-controlled environment. No wind, no trees behind ya en sech.


    If you go straight out the river or lake, you'll just get frustrated af.
     
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    My answer is no, but the gear intrigues me. But ultimately, I never invest in it because it's like paying more for the gear only to make it harder to fish lol.
     
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    There is no comparison to hooking and landing a big boy on a fly rod tho, particularly on a dry fly.
     
  8. potzer25

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    Bought a cheap set to play with - it's fun! Only caught a couple little bass at the pond but I can see this being worthwhile.
     
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    The moment you hook a decent one, you will be hooked for life.







    Of course, you will likely experience a shit-ton of wind-knots, bird's nests, snapped off flies, tree snags and the likes, first. There is plenty of frustration to go around at first, and even after you are experienced. Even the best get a wind-knot from time to time.
     
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    Been fly fishing for years... Absolutely love it. Its not for everyone but once you get good enough at it you'll rarely go back to spin fishing. It's a much more rewarding experience.
     
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    There is a lot of good inexpensive fly rods out there. When I was younger and was having a hard time casting for some bluegills at a local lake a more season fly fishermen came by me and asked me if he could take a look at my rod and reel. I said sure he takes it looks at tells me I got a good rod and reel but my line sucked and that was why I had trouble casting. He told me to never skimp on fly line. I took his wisdom and bought the best line I could. Man did that make me a believer out of me Casting was so much easier I couldn't believe it.
     
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    Go for it. I started about 7 years ago. My entry into the 20-20 club. 21" Brown on a size 20 fly


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