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post #1 of 9 Old 01-27-2014, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I started last year but only got to go a couple of times. Let's hear some easy tips.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-05-2014, 01:04 PM
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Here's pretty much all I know about fly fishing:
"10 o'clock to 12 o'clock".

Other than that, I know it can be really expensive, like anything else you enjoy doing.
But it's also a blast to catch a 25 inch redfish on a 9 weight fly rod in skinny water !
I mainly use cheap ones for roll casting under Cypress tree limbs for bass....and that's only if I'm in the mood to mess with them, which isn't often.

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-14-2014, 07:31 AM
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I started flying 2 years ago but have only been a couple times as well. My father in law got me started; he's been doing it for 25+. I HIGHLY recommend checking out North Georgia Trout Online at I know you're in TN but everyone there is more than happy to help out beginners. I don't know if you're close to the GA border but if you are there are people on there that will meet up with you on a stream and give you some pointers. As far as easy may have picked the wrong sport for easy tips lol. What I did to practice my casts was get a strike indicator (feathery kind not bobber style) and tie that on like a fly then go out in the yard and practice. Also, check out ORVIS.COM as they have some really good instructional videos or at least their app does. A common misconception is that you have to throw the fly really far but if you fish mountain streams like I do then most of your casts will be no more than 15 feet. Be patient and good luck. When you get one on keep the line tight!
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-16-2014, 08:57 PM
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There aren't many easy tips when it comes to fly fishing. As was said before, look into Orvis or any local clubs like trout unlimited. There are a lot of good books on fly fishing. I found the most helpful was "Reading the Water" by Dave Hughes. A fish needs protection from predators, protection from current, a steady line of food, and proper temps and oxygen. Find a place that has as many of these traits as you can and you'll have a spot that can produce consistently. Dead water behind a rock could be good, dead water in front of rock could be better. Best advice, just get out there.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-18-2014, 11:14 AM
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Look for a lesson somewhere. I have been fly fishing for 5 or 6 years now and am ok at it. Everything I have learned has been from reading and doing. My wife has shown some interest in it now. I met a local guide in the archery shop I work at who turned me on to a Groupon deal that is a day of classroom instruction and a day on the river with a guide for $99. I signed up both myself and my wife for it. I know this will be the best option for my wife and I'm sure I will pick up some good info as well.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-19-2014, 01:37 PM
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Find someone that gives lessons it will help with the learning curve.No matter what anyone says lesson will help.You only need 3 rods a 3wt,a5wt,& an 8wt They will cover 98% of all fishing.I have more rods than I need & only use a couple. My 3 wt is for trout & my 8wt is for bass & also works well for light saltwater.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-23-2014, 01:28 PM
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two books from orvis, reading the stream and fly fishing. valuable info in both books.
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-15-2014, 06:48 PM
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I picked up fly fishing after retiring. Love it but I don't have many places to go because my area is semi-desert. However I go to a pay lake which doesn't have lots of trees or brush, find myself a quiet spot away from others and practice/thrash away. The water is so clear I can see the trout coming for the fly. It helps to see them clearly because I can see exactly when they decide to ignore the fly.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-16-2014, 07:05 AM
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when i started, all i did waes beat the fish in the head with the fly line.
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