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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.
I was using live shrimp. I had no clue the area I was in had sheephead. At first I thought it was a redfish or a stud trout. It was ripping out drag.
this outfitter operates a few miles from my aunt’s river house on the south fork of the shenandoah. no clue if that’s where they found it but holy smokes
Another pretty good day. Picked up a GoPro and started playing around with it. Water was too murky to get a good video.
Been tying some of these stonefly nymphs.
billdozer i heard they’ve been stocking the big brood trout the past few weeks. eastatoe and chauga have had a few 20” fish pulled already.
I'm hitting it up every Friday, so hopefully I'll get lucky. I've been getting several a week in the 14-15" range and have gotten two 19"ers but haven't broken the 20" range yet.
water was high where i fished. had one over a few hours.
Good day in the glades
Napoleon Bonerfart that was from the big laurel. near shelton laurel. really like the big laurel.
It’s some of the easiest water to get to from
Asheville and I go regularly.
Hit me up next time.
it was whitewater today. saw a few dudes in kayaks, they were probably in for a good time. ill let you know next time. i want to cross to the other side.
Another good day
Even ran into some dry fly action and caught 3 on dries, including this one.
And someone caught this on Lake Jocassee
man they’ve put some good ones in
A coworker caught a brown that was probably 22-24" on Monday.
Almost 3 months til slamming smallies and wallies in South Dakota.
i miss smallies sm rn
It'll pop my smallie cherry. I'm excited.
Ran into a better fisherman than me today
is that a river otter? fuck yeah. i saw one a few weeks ago, my first in years. they’ll fuck up a fishing spot but such badass animals
Yeah. There's a group of 3 at hellhole I see all the time. This was at Cassidy Bridge. The fly shop said the forest service was looking to trap and move them.
gonna be tough to keep them away from that area. its a smorgasbord with how many fish are put in there. shame ive never seen any on the chauga.
They're a lot bigger than I expected. Probably weigh 30-40 lbs.
World record brown caught in New Zealand. 44.3 lbs
Waypoint has started adding Spanish fly episodes. Looks like the entire series will eventually be added
there are a few otters at my river cabins. The fishing suffers because of them but it's awesome seeing them in the mornings while drinking coffee
this is the energy i need
Was able to get some dry fly action in this weekend
Two awful pictures from this past weekend back down in the Everglades
Fish kill throughout texas coast from the winter storm is bad. Trout hit hard.
Is that sea trout I assume? Wouldn't think cold weather would hurt freshwater trout.
Yea. Spotted sea trout
Bass Pro Spring Classic sale starts next week, 03/11-03/31
Hitting Bull Shoals with some friends coming up from Alabama next weekend. Got my rod and reel set up today. Rod is newish. The reel is a Pflueger Progress 1774 from the 60s. All we've got is vintage fly reels. Still, looks pretty clean. Probably didn't put as much backing on as recommended, but its definitely not as large as the newer aged reels seem to be.
Anybody got tips or videos/resources on learning to cast? Gonna get out on a lake a few times this week with a dock just to get some practice in. Never done any fly fishing so it'll be an experience. Taking plenty of spinning reels for when I inevitably get frustrated.
the orvis learning center has a lot of stuff. look up pete kutzer. in my case it was hard to learn from videos, so little translates until i have experience.
I'd second the Orvis learning center.
Rio also has some good videos: https://www.rioproducts.com/learn/videos
Caught over 15 yesterday, these were the best, and had 2 around the same size as the top one get off.
Man it's horrible. I talked to someone that went out in East Mtagaorda and counted eight trout over 10 pounds.
Any recommendations for a rod to pair with a 3000 Penn? It will mostly be for flats fishing and I'd like to stay under $150.
that brown is a tank
Live bait or artificial?
I'm assuming you are trout fishing? You don't need to double haul and get 60+ feet out. You will need to mend your line
Explain like I'm 5. You mean I don't need the backing?
Yes, you need the backing, but unless you are fishing for really big saltwater fish or fishing weights way under what you should, you'll never see the backing. The backing really just allows you to pick up line quicker as the further from the center of the spool, the larger the arbor so more pickup per turn.
I was saying if you are freshwater trout fishing in streams or small rivers, you won't need to make really long casts, which is where double hauling comes in. It's not hard, but takes a while to get the timing down.
You just need to be able to cast probably 20-30 feet at most. You will need to mend your line which fixes the bend in your floating fly line caused by the current. I'd watch a video on that.
Don't sorry about the age of the reel. Like I said it's just a like holder.
What weight is it?
Oh and just make sure you practice casting in grass. Don't do it in the road. Your fly line will get destroyed
I'm going to practice at a nearby lake. Should I use a fly to practice with or just some light weight?
The pole is #6 and I put #6 line and leader on it. Read afterwards it may have been a little easier to learn with one higher weight but idk.
weight forward floating line with i think a 9 leader? B
Ideally practice with flies you will be using.