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First time fly fisher!!!

 
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johnbaz



Joined: 10 Nov 2007
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Location: sheffield,england

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: First time fly fisher!!!  Reply with quote

Hi all

I went for a days fly fishing yesterday to a lovely place called Press Manor!

I've never fly fished before but my son has, he took me in a field near home on saturday so that I could have a go!

It was quite hard not to wield the rod akin to a bullwhip at first!, He slowed me down and got me to shorten the stroke of each cast!

I had a Rainbow trout fist cast and lost a better one later on!

My son had three and also lost one..

Here's my solitary fish    I had a job holding it as it kept jumping about! Can hardly see the little feller for my hands!!


My lads fish..






The lake..


The lake was beautiful as was the weather!

I really want to fish the river Don here in Sheffield as it's full of native Brown Trout and Grayling1 (never had a Grayling before or a Brownie!).


Was complimented on my casting technique by a chap that teaches people!! He said he couldn't believe that it was my first fly fishing session!!


Cheers, john  
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Dave C



Joined: 03 Feb 2010
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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds an excellent day mate, well done

You cant beat casting some flies on a sunny day with your lad.

Enjoy your new hobby pal
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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spot on John. You can't beat a spot of water whipping.
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12Bore



Joined: 07 Oct 2011
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great day out, the start of a new hobby?
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Digindeep



Joined: 27 Nov 2008
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Location: Staffordshire

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cuffed for you....what a great day out with your Lad...    
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sod
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Location: Masterton New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a loverly place to start and well done both of you
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Grandma Bodger



Joined: 08 Aug 2007
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Location: Stoke-on-Trent

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loved the pics made me wish I was there lets have some more  
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Ferret



Joined: 30 Jan 2013
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Location: Worcestershire

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds as if you could be hooked. Fantastic, stay with it, you'll never regret it.

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