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|David82nd||May 25th, 2017, 3:11 am|
|One other big thing to me is I do not stress or start my day in the river that I must catch fish , " perhaps odd but Fly fishing is so much more to me then catching fish, My casting, how are my flys holding up ? , matching hatches, just being in nature and seeing that mink on shore , or that eagle flying above me ... it's a passion ,an addiction lol.|
|David82nd||May 24th, 2017, 6:02 am|
|Nice pointers, there's things I also wish I knew earlier , lol perhaps more then three , the big thing I still study is matching the proper fly/size for conditions ,I suppose this also is in the category of properly " matching the Hatch" |
Next would be reading and observing the water, there are many things always going on that tell a story on the water.
Next would be not to be shy or embarrassed to " Ask" it's human nature in all of us to,feel awkward or think " I'll just figure it out ,eventually I decided to start asking , nobody will think less of you for asking that question that could make a big difference the rest of you're fishing years,
I'll ask how did you tie that?, how are you getting that cast off?, what kind of bug is this ? You get it lol.
|Wbranch||April 30th, 2017, 10:39 am|
What I wish I knew about fly fishing when I started
Nothing. It was a gradual learning experience from which I gained much pleasure. Some days were tougher than others but that added to mystery and excitement of the pursuit.
|Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.|
|Troutnut||April 30th, 2017, 12:35 am|
|TimCat, we're still working on the papers. One of them is in the peer review process and others are nearly ready.|
|Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.|
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
|TimCat||April 29th, 2017, 11:13 pm|
|Nice pointers. One thing I wish I knew about when I started was the importance of matching leader and tippet diameters, lengths of leaders, and fly sizes. It really made a huge difference in my casting when I realized how to get these matchups correct.|
Did any papers or articles come from your research from that Drift Model project yet? The videos you posted a while back were very interesting. I want to see/learn more!
|"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" - Bob Lawless|