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Nice one!
Thats one thing that Ive never been able to do, catch fish.
Maybe its because Ive just never been into it enough, to learn the tricks of the sport, and how to get them to bite :)



I thought of something a little different when I saw the title of this thread......
Here is my idea of wetting a line...:D

 
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I’ve never been successful fly fishing and I’m more of a sit by a lake with power bait drinking beer type of fisherman. I’d like to try fly fishing again if you guys wouldn’t mind showing me how :)
 

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Love to fly fish and try to go after everything possible with a fly. Stripers are a blast along with Blues. For freshwater I like hitting Large mouth in my backyard...

Launched the boat this year 1 week after the ice melted... temp of the water was already 49 degrees and it's now around 59 to 62 depending on sun. So far I've caught one 4 lb bass and I'm hearing the other side of the lake 4 10 lb large outh have been caught.
 

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I’ve never been successful fly fishing and I’m more of a sit by a lake with power bait drinking beer type of fisherman. I’d like to try fly fishing again if you guys wouldn’t mind showing me how :)
sounds like we have the same idea of fishing. I have always wanted to try fly fishing though
 

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I’ve never been successful fly fishing and I’m more of a sit by a lake with power bait drinking beer type of fisherman. I’d like to try fly fishing again if you guys wouldn’t mind showing me how :)
wheeling/fishing trip this summer? we need to plan a blow out trip for Colorado, how was Texas?
 

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Ok, all you guys in here showing all these very big trout, now you better tell ever body that you guys bought them at the hatchery(Trout Farm) & run to the creek to take photos. :laughing2: thats an old trick......
Ok, just joking, very nice trout guys,:beer: I was an avid trout fishermen, some fly, some bait............ Now you'll find me wadding out in the middle of the "Susquehanna River" ripping Smallmouth. Here in Pa. we have the famous (Yellow Breeches) for some awesome fly fishing.

 

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You guys with the nearby cold water fishing (with big fish) make me a little envious untill I realize...... in 4 hours I could be in the mountians trout fishing (little eastern streams) or offshore trolling for marlin. Of course in the time it takes to write this I could be out the back door and hooked into a largemouth in my pond.

That reminds me for those of you who do flyfish warmwater what would you recomend as the best fly for the money (I don't tie so I will have to purchase) for small largemouth? Mostly on the pond the best action is subsurface with plastic worms topping out however spinnerbaits come a close second. Of course I think they would hit anything but the topwater baits seem not to work as well on the pond as they do for me elsewhere. I have a 6wt flyrod I am fairly competent with and a 9wt I am trying to become better with. I have caught bream mostly but I have caught a few bass, a couple catfish (in a stocked pond), and several smallish trout in the mountians (one 22" fish but mostly small 12" ones). I figure since it is getting too easy to catch bass in the pond I would try the flyrod a bit more. I am rusty because it has been a year or so but I want to get back into shape to take a trip to the mountians (body as well as casting shape)
 

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You guys with the nearby cold water fishing (with big fish) make me a little envious untill I realize...... in 4 hours I could be in the mountians trout fishing (little eastern streams) or offshore trolling for marlin. Of course in the time it takes to write this I could be out the back door and hooked into a largemouth in my pond.

That reminds me for those of you who do flyfish warmwater what would you recomend as the best fly for the money (I don't tie so I will have to purchase) for small largemouth? Mostly on the pond the best action is subsurface with plastic worms topping out however spinnerbaits come a close second. Of course I think they would hit anything but the topwater baits seem not to work as well on the pond as they do for me elsewhere. I have a 6wt flyrod I am fairly competent with and a 9wt I am trying to become better with. I have caught bream mostly but I have caught a few bass, a couple catfish (in a stocked pond), and several smallish trout in the mountians (one 22" fish but mostly small 12" ones). I figure since it is getting too easy to catch bass in the pond I would try the flyrod a bit more. I am rusty because it has been a year or so but I want to get back into shape to take a trip to the mountians (body as well as casting shape)
try a wooley bugger in various colors and sizes, the also make some flies out of cork, the can be fished like a top water plug, bass are fun on a fly rod we used to go out after work to some of the ponds around here and slay them
 

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Well Dragon Fly patterns work and so do the many dry fly patterns. I've caught some on Bumble bee patterns, mouse and ant patterns. A very few on plug/popper patterns. The surface usually has the pain in the butt crappie's swarming.

I've used a few saltwater patterns and streamers. I don't have all the names in front of me and nymphs don't typically work.

This is all for bass of course.

It really has allot to do with the tippet material and the action you give the fly. Very thin tippet and stripping the line slowly works best. slowly pull in by hand then recast. Pond/Lake fishing has allot to do with smooth landings as the surface is not running like a stream and often is much like glass.
 

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I will pick up a few Wooly Buggers. I have had some luck on Muddler Minnows in other ponds but the bream there pick the bigger ones apart so I need to get a few more. The best part about this is no crappies and few bream so whatever I use will most likely pick up a bass. I still can go to the neighbors and catch bream as he has an abundance of them. If I ever find a 3wt rod I can afford I will pick it up just to dry fly that pond.
 

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wheeling/fishing trip this summer? we need to plan a blow out trip for Colorado, how was Texas?
Man, Fly fishin looks like fun. I will have to take you up on your offer to show me the ropes sometime this summer. In exchange I will show you some deep sea type fishin skillz from the Pacific Northwest, just not sure where we would do that here, lol
 
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Man, Fly fishin looks like fun. I will have to take you up on your offer to show me the ropes sometime this summer. In exchange I will show you some deep sea type fishin skillz from the Pacific Northwest, just not sure where we would do that here, lol
Deep sea is my type of fishing. Cast, drink beer, drink beer, drink beer, catch fish, cast, drink beer…. well you get the idea :laughing::laughing::laughing:
 

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Deep sea is my type of fishing. Cast, drink beer, drink beer, drink beer, catch fish, cast, drink beer…. well you get the idea :laughing::laughing::laughing:
This exactly it! You must have done it before :lol:

Don't forget though, there is a skill to it! It takes lots of practice to not forget you have a line in the water!!
 

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my contribution.

night fishing for specs using doa lures.



the dogfish get really big around here.;)



watching the sunrise.

 
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