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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:19 AM

Have you ever thought of why you ever started fly fishing?? The reason i started is because everywhere i go camping too it's mostly fly fishing rivers. Why did you start???? :confused:
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:46 AM

Because everywhere I went camping, it was mostly fly fishing rivers. :rolleyes: :)
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 07:40 AM


Really :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:52 PM

I got bored maggot drowning :D :D

but seriously I started out upstream worming as a kid and proceeded from there...the rest they say is history
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:44 AM

I wanted to fish along the South Tyne and it appeared to be all fly fishing in that area. So instead of having a fishingless holiday I tried out some instruction.

I found the constant action and concentration suited me.

Now there are a couple of travel fly rods and etc in the back of the car.
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 07:21 PM

I got fed up of buying bait for every trip. I wanted to just go out and fish for a bit on the spare of the moment.

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 08:23 PM

I got into chucking lures and it was a logical progression.
Strangely enough, as much as I enjoy catching wild trout, I can't bear to fish the game worlds equivellent of carp puddles (yeh sure, I know this is anything but a universal view) so most of my fly fiching time is taken up targetting dace and chub with a #5 weight outfit or pike on a #9 weight.

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 03:39 PM

got fud up sitting waiting for the fish so went after them rising, the fly was the answer and that was ten years ago the bait rod hasnt seen the light of day this side of 1995 probably never will

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:56 PM

I began sea fishing along the coast of Co. Clare.
it was all to infrequent and all this time there was a small river running through my home town which held trout and I decided to give it a go and fly fishing appealed to me so I got a loan of a rod and reel off my brother-in-law and I spent ages training myself on the lawn

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:58 PM

Good idea. I do that sometimes in my back garden when i don't get the chance to go. :D
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