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Thread: Just Starting
06-29-2009, 12:21 PM #1
I JUST bought my first fly fising rod and reel today, and i bought 15 different flys to use, some for bass, others for bluegills, the rest i got no idea :big_smile: but i was wondering how you're supposed to set the line up and how your supposed to tie th fly on and all that, any help will be really appreciated!
06-29-2009, 01:11 PM #2
OK, if you have the flies, then you need to get your leader. The leaders range in size from 6-15ft depending on how spooky the fish are and whether you're using a sinking fly line or floating. Also, typically, the smaller the body of water, the shorter the leader. You want to get a tapered leader, and have an assortment of tippet size. Tippets range from 0X-8X, with 0X being the heaviest. You go smaller as the flies get smaller. So I would get an assortment of leaders, and different tippet material to start with, then see which works best where you're fishing.
06-29-2009, 01:31 PM #3
alot of factors in fly fishing for sure dont let that scare you, when i first started i basically got a book asked some questions and practiced alot . i pretty much did the trial and error thing finally ended up with something that works for me
06-29-2009, 03:39 PM #4
06-30-2009, 12:53 PM #5
Well, i went fishing last night, only having my new fly gear for several hours, i got the hang of casting, usually, and i set it up to a bottom rig for cats, since i wasnt getting any action on my flies, and about 3 minutes after casting, i got my first catfish on my fly pole, was loads of fun :D and im still reading up on all the stuff you guys tell me to, since i have alot to learn, and i appreciate the helpfulness, thanks guys.____________________________