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Had my first ever fly fishing session this afternoon and i caught one.:banana::banana:

not only caught one but by far the biggest ive caught to date.I had only had a quick lesson of a friend a week or so ago, practiced few times on back garden and seemed to get on great with it.. What a feeling i got when i saw it take my fly,gave me a great fight i went silent heart was pounding :loopy::hihi: My brother in law who took me and is a (fluff flinger) didnt get one, but was chuffed i did.Going for first full day at press manor thursday cant wait.

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well done don!

 

I must try it soon too!

 

gl for thursday.

 

I was dicking around on youtube the other day and saw a fantastic vid clip of a man in Maine catching lovely brook trout via fluff - (vid is called Big Brook Trout) - I was ready to jump on a plane. Some lovely trout locally though so don't really need to venture too far!

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nice one don! i took up fly fishing in the late 70's simply because of the close season that

existed then. a neighbour's friend taught me how to cast and then took me to morehall.

as you say, hooking a trout on the fly is a great feeling. i like fishing a dry fly where you can actually see the take.

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Thanks guys im so looking forward to tomorrow... and i too charlie took it up because of the close season.lol Best fishing experience so far.. just need to get myself some waders vest and net then no looking back.

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the gear i've got is more suited to reservoir type fishing but i might just get myself a 4/5

weight rod and line for sessions on the river. you've whetted my appetite don!

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love it charlie i had the most awesome day fishing yesturday.. my brother in law took me to barlow we stayed allday sun was blazing i caught a couple of really nice rainbows .. started off doing one good cast and ten bad ones...lol by the end of the day i was getting on with it alot better.. i couldnt belive it when we got there and saw loads of carp in one of the trout lakes swimming around in the sun i was gutted i didnt have a bread fly.. a chap on there landed a 23lb mirror on fly rod .unreal.. so in the afternoon i saw to smallish carp swimming towards me so cast fly to them (best cast allday) first fish turned away second one took the bloody thing heart was going like a good en i played it for about 30 seconds then snap :( but wow i had a cracking day.. you will be definatley seeing me on the don trying to fly fish:hihi:

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a friend of mine, a keen fly angler, once tied some flies to look like chum mixers. he took his fly gear to hayfield to try them out after a match he was fishing there. he had more

carp on these than he caught in the match!

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do you guys know where i can get some decent flys from??? ive been given 2 boxes full but not sure on which to use..so thought maybe just better buying a few dry's from shop. any idea where is good for them? tackle shops near me dont do much fly tackle..im wanting to get a few hours in this week .

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i don't think any of the sheffield shops cater much for fly anglers these days. my friend

mentioned one of the rotherham shops (i can't remember which one) having a decent selection of fly tackle. other than that it's the internet or ads in 'trout fisherman' etc.

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try fishing republic or decathlon websites or ebay

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well the other thing is charlie i do have 2 big boxes full!! but the problem is i dont know which are which and if they anygood so thought if shops sold them i could just buy 1 or 2 match em up then have idea what type to use..just been told to try climax at dronfield

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have you tried looking for a fly tying book which would help you identify the flies you have? even then, some may not be standard patterns but a variation of a certain fly.

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