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#11678230 - 06/20/16 01:19 PM New to fly fishing and need some pointers
Dockskipper Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Kingsland, TX
I just got a Fenwick 5wt combo with a medalist reel. What lines should I use for bluegill? I also expect I'll catch the occasional small largemouth along the way.

Please share any resources that will help me get the hang of fly fishing.

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#11678257 - 06/20/16 01:35 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
rrhyne56 Offline



Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13192
Loc: McKinney TX USA
Weight forward floating line ought to handle 90% or more of your bluegill angling needs. Five weight line I would imagine. I have no experience with that rod so don't know how well it loads up with a 5 weight line. Sometimes, overlining up a weight can make for better short distance casting.
Hoping someone on here will have more info on this particular rod.
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#11678268 - 06/20/16 01:38 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
Bill Gammel Offline
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Registered: 03/11/16
Posts: 16
Loc: TX
I would not get to worried about it. You want a 5wt floating fly line. Scientific Angler, Rio, and I really like Cortland any of these lines will do. I suggest buying the best line you can.

Little poppers and some small wooly worms and woolly buggers will start you off.

Learning to cast will quickly increase your enjoyment. Here is a link design to help you learn to cast. Watch the essentials first and then the steps for teaching yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxly4y6kgzSrerWEnGHUWBA

I hope this helps. IF you find yourself around Baytown let me know I can help you get started. Plenty of instructors around the state and a lesson is usually worth it.

Bill
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#11678367 - 06/20/16 02:18 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Doc
where do you live?
come by an FFF fly fishing club and the hands-on experience you'll receive at local meeting will save time and frustration.
my club Ft Worth Fly Fishers offers a Fly Fish 101 4 times a year - no gear required- just show up and learn some basic casts, and get help from a mentor on the fishing aspect. I have found it to be very helpful to beginners and it's free to anyone.

Les
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#11678949 - 06/20/16 06:41 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
Abogue77 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 108
Loc: Tyler, TX
Instructor, instructor, instructor. I can cast 3 times further now that I've hand hands on instruction. Youtube videos are great, but a good instructor is 10 times better and well worth the money. As far as the occasional small bass... the big ones will absolutely destroy large flies and when it does you'll be hooked for life.

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#11678961 - 06/20/16 06:47 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: keebranch]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1475
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: keebranch
Doc
where do you live?
come by an FFF fly fishing club and the hands-on experience you'll receive at local meeting will save time and frustration.
my club Ft Worth Fly Fishers offers a Fly Fish 101 4 times a year - no gear required- just show up and learn some basic casts, and get help from a mentor on the fishing aspect. I have found it to be very helpful to beginners and it's free to anyone.

Les

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#11680763 - 06/21/16 05:02 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
Dockskipper Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Kingsland, TX
I live and guide on Lake Buchanan. Thank y'all for the pointers, and if anyone knows a good instructor in the hill country please share. My goal for the year is to get on some topwater stripers and hybrids come fall; of course I will upgrade my equipment by then.

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#11680775 - 06/21/16 05:13 PM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Call sportsmans finest in Austin and talk to Greg Wielander- they'll get you immediate help

Les


Edited by keebranch (06/21/16 05:13 PM)
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#11681802 - 06/22/16 09:30 AM Re: New to fly fishing and need some pointers [Re: Dockskipper]
FishyB Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 293
Loc: Keller, TX
Can't forget about Martin Pursch, owner of Country Flyfisher Shop in Fredericksburg. Great guy and has a lot of flies specific to the hill country. He helped us out when fishing the Llano a month or so ago.
www.flyfishingintexas.com / countryflyfish@beecreek.net
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