Fly fishing

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  1. Hammer

    Hammer Member

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    I think the Blood Knot works best for joining two lines of equal diameter. For lines of unequal diameter, try an Albright:

    https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/fly-fishing-knots/albright-knot-animation

    Lay your line out straight in front of you on the water so that as you pick up for the backcast, the surface tension is already loading the rod. Then keep the backcast low and put most of the energy into the backcast. The forward cast usually takes care of itself if you do this.

    And it never ends.... :D
     
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    Learn the Double Surgeons knot and you can forget the Blood Knot for most things. Way easier!! Don't discouraged, casting in a heavy wind can be challenging even for experienced casters:)
     
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    I absolutely love fly fishing, although I haven't had the chance to get out in the last two years or so, sadly.

    This^.

    I originally learned from this book. It helps illustrate the fundamentals. It's laying around collecting dust, so let me know if you'd like it.
     
  4. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    So very kind of you sir!! Once i get a fly rod i may ask you for it.

    Ive been using a tenkara rod and tried to use a western cast with it and that was my error. I learned today that im suppose to cast between 12 and 2 oclock with no pause so ill run that method tonight or tomorrow and see if i pile up again or not. I should have reviewed what i learned and not move on to western style literature so soon.
     
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    Ive read Lefty is a legend.
     
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    Practice, practice. Smooth motions, no stop. You can tie a piece of yarn to the end of the line to practice in your yard, if you can't get to a lake.

    Also, these stylish ESEE gloves are part of the secret to proper casting.
     
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    How about an update on the learning curve:)
     
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    I wish i had one that had pictures of a beautiful fish but for some reason this month has been busy. Beats me why! I did get a chance to set up several lines in different lengths and size to play with. Purchased some traditional tenkara flies mostly because I'm lazy and they say one fly is all you need. Ive spotted a few areas on the map to go fish but alas its turkey hunting season soon.
     
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    That's always the toughest part, TIMEo_O
     
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    Keep in mind that a tenkara cast is slightly different than a rod/reel cast. There are tons of videos on youtube, Tenkara USA has a good series on it.
     
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    Excellent thank you sir!!!! Wow they do!
     
  12. Expat

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    I get a lot of enjoyment out of fly fishing, and couldn’t care less about all the snobbery and the detail stuff.

    I do it cause it’s crazy fun. If I got all into what I hear most fly fisherman talking about it, I think I’d hate it.

    For example, I don’t want to study bugs and what’s hatching right now. And while I’d love to catch trout and tarpon and redfish, I still get a kick out of bluegills and bass.

    I’m in it for the fun, and the fun only. Make it like a science or physics class and I’m out.
     
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    Same here. 5 million types of flies, $1000 rods, blah blah blah.

    I have 3, maybe 4 types of flies I fish, rod changes depending on what i'm doing, fun is always had.

    Look at all the intricate fly patterns out there, and yet this is the one that catches the most for me.
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    Keep it simple.
     
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    I only have one rod and I don't even know what it is. It's what was handed to me at the checkout counter at Orvis when I said, "Give me what I need to go fly fishing."

    The only piece of gear I know is a Tibor reel. I'd love to have one cause they look so cool. And they can catch sharks.
     
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    This is something I've always wanted to try, along with tenkara.
     
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    Thats awesome!!!
     
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    Finally had the chance to take out the Tenkara rod and use it. What an amazing time it was! Never caught a fish but had a blast.
     
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    I haven't had the fly rod out since the spring, so I'm thinking tonight I'll go do a little carp fishin with the 6wt.
     
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    Went out for carp, not a bite. If the rain holds off I'll be hitting a small creek for shallow water smallies this weekend. I do wish I had something a little smaller for those tiny watering holes.
     
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