Who Fly Fishes

Discussion in 'Southwest Fishing' started by Dunerunner, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Dunerunner

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    I have been fishing since I was 5 years old, and that is a grunch of years. My granddad used to say I could catch fish in a mud puddle. I started fly fishing with an old split bamboo fly rod I got from Grandpa and an old spring auto retrieve Pflueger reel.

    Now, it is Trout, Steelhead, and anything else that will feed on a bug!!

    What do you use and go for?
     
  2. Swedish K

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    been a long time since I got the old fly rod out. I have an olympic rod and a perrine auto reel I've had since the early 80s. I did recently dig out my fly tying gear though - figured since I am in the PNW I should get back into it.
     
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  3. Dunerunner

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    My thoughts, too. The fly tying bench is out in the brew shed. I still need to hook up the lighting. :D
     
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  4. wichaka

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    I fly fish small streams. Don't tie flies as of yet, but ya never know.

    I go for trout only, and use older classic light casting rods. Sage SPL, LL, Scott G, and a Winston TMF

    8' 4wts are my favorite, which the Scott G and Winston are of that model. The SPL is a 2wt, and the LL is a 3wt.

    Always looking for more classic rods to add to the quiver!
     
  5. Dunerunner

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    I love catching trout on light fly rods! Can't beat it except for catching a steelhead on a fly rod!! :D
     
  6. Texfisher33

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    I still use the cheap Bi-mart special I bought probably 10 years ago. It's been used and abused but for the small quartzville creek it works just fine. All trout up there. Not sure where i'll fly fish here in Arizona.
     
  7. jsparky747

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    My little brother (@SparksFly) and I both use bimart reels on old fly rods. caught many a little trout when I was little on the white salmon with a plain old rod with a fly tied to the line.
     
  8. SparksFly

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    ^Yup. Missed a 18 inch brown trout on the Snake River in Woutheastern Idaho last summer. Had him hooked after drifting the fly over him a good 40 or so times. Threw the hook literally a second before I pulled home onto the ground. I was pissed.:mad:
     
  9. Joe Link

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    Browns are pretty hard to catch aren't they?
     
  10. SparksFly

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    Yeah. And this one was hanging out in a deep spot with lots of current right by the bank. Still annoyed 9 months later.
     
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  11. Joe Link

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    "The one that got away" :s0114:
     
  12. SparksFly

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    :s0002:
     
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  13. Uplandtom

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    I tried fly fishing once or twice, 'bout liked to strangled myself casting! So went back to using my old Fenwick lightweight and even older Mitchell 308 reel. That will catch me some trout.
     
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