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Topic: Seeking advice from expert fly fisherman/woman  (Read 973 times)

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Malfunction

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Good morning!

Let me first start by saying I have never fly fished before and would like to try it from my kayak. I'm looking to purchase a good entry level setup something that would help me learn the technique of fly fishing any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I haven't started doing any concrete research yet, I wanted to reach out to the community first and see if anybody has some helpful guidance on where to start.

PS: I would like to start by targeting rainbow trout with dry flies *ive read that much :)*

Thanks again!

Ted


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I'm no fly fishing expert, but I consulted several before I bought my "beginner" setup. I highly recommend you check out Temple Fork Outfitters rods.

Can't comment much on reel selection, other than to say I don't think it matters much unless you're targeting big, drag-pulling fish.


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Thanks Alex for the help, no large fish just rainbow trout for now.


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No prob! I'm sure you'll get some responses from (actual) fly fishing experts...


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Looking forward to your fly yakfishing reports, Teddy! 
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Buy this book.
The Curtis Creek Manifesto.
IMO, the BEST entry level book on the subject ever written.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Curtis-Creek-Manifesto-Guide-to-Fly-Fishing-Cartoon-Book-B203-/172282156944?hash=item281cd11790:g:z8QAAOSwRgJXk~Q8

It is straight to the point, funny, and spot on.
You will not be disappointed!
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Malfunction

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Right on thanks Jason! I think this is going to open a whole new door for the sport for me.

Thanks Tote just ordered it, I quickly checked iBooks for a digital copy but nada...


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Definitely learn to cast on land first, take the bell out of the curve doing that. Several cities have fly shops, and most offer clinics in the basics. I would recommend that. Not much to it, but what there is to it, takes practice.
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If you can make it to Placerville I'll show ya how. I used to teach it.
Built my own rods, tied my own flies, and I have room out back to practice.
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Malfunction

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I may have to take you up on that great offer Tote I will gladly bring beer/wine of your choice!


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MontanaN8V

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I would most definately take Tote up on that offer. For many reasons. Lets list them guys!  :smt006

1. He is a patient teacher
2. His place is a mini-vacation in itself!
3. Hospitality is second to none.
4. Your guy card goes platinum just walking into the backyard.
5. With any luck, you will catch him pissing off his neighbor.
6. You will learn the value of velcro and straps.
7. You will never feel like you had a bad hair day again, ever.
8. Becky ROCKS!
9. NO  man can say his life is complete until having a cold beverage of substantial quality, at his tiki bar.
10. He knows his shit.
(Im guessing 85 tops, unless Bird chimes in lol )
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Huh Rich????

I know you have tons of great things to say about Tote!!  :smt008
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Hey Malifunction - good luck with the fly-fishing. Take Tote up on his offer - he knows his stuff and is a great teacher.


Huh Rich????

I know you have tons of great things to say about Tote!!  :smt008

Huh?  Please don't drag me, for no reason, into this bullshit nonsense Rich - thanks!
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I didnt mean anything by it. Fuck me. I wont include you. Peace dude  :smt006
Live your life, the way you want to be remembered. Don't have any regrets, we only get this one dance to make it count. Start at your eulogy, and work backwards.