Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

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Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Hammerojustice on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:20 pm

I am more concerned about learning how to fly fish... casting, the art of it, the science behind it. Are there any good books? dvd's? are there recommended learning locations? My sister's boyfriend offered to teach me, but I don't know much about it and don't want to look like an idiot. I would be primarily going for trout or bass or blue gills
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Inconnu on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:05 pm

First of all do not worry about looking like an idiot. All of us started somewhere and we all have 'those" days.
If you have access to a flyshop that offers lessons that might help because you will probably not know anyone there.
Take it from me, I was self taught in the early '70's and it was no picnic, I spent way more time learning from books than I did fishing. I had no access to classes etc.
The shop can help you get set up with an affordable outfit and advice. Barring that go to YouTube and type in fly castin, there are lots of brief tutorials there as well....Kerry
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Hammerojustice on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:16 pm

Inconnu wrote:First of all do not worry about looking like an idiot. All of us started somewhere and we all have 'those" days.
If you have access to a flyshop that offers lessons that might help because you will probably not know anyone there.
Take it from me, I was self taught in the early '70's and it was no picnic, I spent way more time learning from books than I did fishing. I had no access to classes etc.
The shop can help you get set up with an affordable outfit and advice. Barring that go to YouTube and type in fly castin, there are lots of brief tutorials there as well....Kerry

I think the closest place is a cabelas which is 45 minutes or so away... is there a way to find a local shop? like is there a directory of fly shops?
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby 79Ford on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:43 pm

Not sure where your from, but for here in Utah I just "googled" "utah fly fishing" and found a link with all of the fishing specialty shops in Utah.

http://www.xmission.com/~amundsen/shops.htm

I'm sure you can find a similar list for your area.
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Hammerojustice on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:34 pm

79Ford wrote:Not sure where your from, but for here in Utah I just "googled" "utah fly fishing" and found a link with all of the fishing specialty shops in Utah.

http://www.xmission.com/~amundsen/shops.htm

I'm sure you can find a similar list for your area.

I don't know why I never tried that before... that's a great idea. Thanks and to let you know where I hale from, originally NJ, but I'm currently about half an hour north of Philadelphia (PA)
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Hammerojustice on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:45 pm

79Ford wrote:Not sure where your from, but for here in Utah I just "googled" "utah fly fishing" and found a link with all of the fishing specialty shops in Utah.

http://www.xmission.com/~amundsen/shops.htm

I'm sure you can find a similar list for your area.

Thanks... I did what you suggested and came up with this site... http://www.paflyfish.com/ very good tip again... when all else fails, try google
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby 79Ford on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:50 pm

Hammerojustice wrote:Thanks... I did what you suggested and came up with this site... http://www.paflyfish.com/ very good tip again... when all else fails, try google


Google is my lifesaver, I dont know how we ever survived without it. That and Wikipedia.....
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Hammerojustice on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:46 am

79Ford wrote:
Hammerojustice wrote:Thanks... I did what you suggested and came up with this site... http://www.paflyfish.com/ very good tip again... when all else fails, try google
Google is my lifesaver, I dont know how we ever survived without it. That and Wikipedia.....
both great sites...
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Re: Never Fly'd, how do I get started?

Postby Irish on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:10 am

Google the Federation of Fly Fishers and look for a club in your area. They usually have lessons and classes taught by club members.

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