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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #3991899
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I know this will come up sooner or later
What is a good multispecies fly?

I mostly catch anything on a woolly bugger and another one of my favorites I have not metioned yet, the deer hair breadfly


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Pondbass] #3991935
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Pondbass, at JackMack's request, I added a section almost at the end suggesting buggers, clousers, and poppers as a good selection to start with for the beginner. I understand your positive attitude towards the bread fly, especially with that nice catfish you posted earlier, but I was trying to stick to flies that were easily found by those who didn't tie themselves. Thanks for reading all that and your input.



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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: kelkay] #3993520
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Originally Posted By: kelkay
Txredraider, great write up! Windknot, if you want to cast bigger bass bugs you will need an 8wt. For regular bass fishing a 6-8 weight depending on the type of flies you cast will be sufficient. If you want a good all around rod, and can only afford ONE ...a 5 or 6 weight rod is just fine. I used a 5wt most of the time, and it was a great rod. Some people prefer a 6wt for all around fishing. If you mostly fish for bass...or only bass...a 7-8 wt is what I would recommend. I get tired casting an 8wt too long, but I am a woman. That is one reason I prefer the 5wt...it does not bother me to cast it at all.


Kelly, I was joking, but I though it would be a good section for the newbies to the sport.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Bug_Slinger] #3993872
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Oh okay...I thought it was clear...I didn't take it that you were joking...lol. I thought well maybe I could word it a little differently. :-)


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: kelkay] #3995732
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Has any one ever wondered about roll casts, especially moving thru the roll cast into the back cast into the forward cast ?

That technique, wow, it is the cats pajamas of fly fishing.

A reason to exist.

It's why I am glad to be an American male.



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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: StevenNDallas] #3996965
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Big Flies to you sir! Great start, keep it going. If'n ya want some left handed help on a subject, gimme a holler and I'll take a shot at it.
I'm still doing Fly Fishing 101 at Bass Pro Garland on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. with a tying demo at 4:00 p.m.
Ya'll are all very welcome to stop by and we'll put a name and face together.


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Fly] #4006401
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fly,
do you ever fish bethany lakes and what do you use? also where is a good place to get fly tying materials?






Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: marked131] #4008419
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marked, you might want to send Fly a private message and ask him that in case he doesn't check this tread. You could also post it as a new topic in the forum. Fly works at the Bass Pro on Ray Hubbard, so I'm sure he'd suggest there as a good place to get materials and he wouldn't be wrong either.



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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #4025299
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I agree that Bass Pro is a great place to find fly tying materials,
of course you may call me a teeny bit biased as I run the fly shop at bass pro in Pearland. LOL

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: StevenNDallas] #4028790
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The roll cast is a cast I learned in Arkansas...but it gave me shoulder pain. That was one that Jeff taught me. Now I mainly do a false cast, but need to learn other types.


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: Txredraider] #4038233
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TXRR, great write up. I am new to fly fishing and have yet to catch my first fish on my set up. Here is one thing I think might be nice to see if you put this thread or your first post as a sticky...

What do you do when you catch a fish.

This may seem simple but I was really confused until I watched a few videos on youtube. I have fished all my life and when I catch a fish I yank the rod tip up and crank on the handle as fast as I can. Even though I have a good idea of what to do from reading a little and watching youtube, I still have some blanks to fill in that may not get filled in until I get one on the line.

Example: If I catch a big enough one that I would like to use the reel to bring in, do I let him run until all my slack is out and then reel him in or do I hold the line and reel up my slack? Of course, this could just be preference.

Just a bit of my two cents from a newb's perspective.

Again, thanks for the write up.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: kelkay] #4038596
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Originally Posted By: kelkay
The roll cast is a cast I learned in Arkansas...but it gave me shoulder pain. That was one that Jeff taught me. Now I mainly do a false cast, but need to learn other types.


The roll cast gave you shoulder pain? eek That shouldn't happen unless you have a very unusual shoulder injury! A proper roll cast is an extremely low-impact fly cast.

The next time we're in the same place, come talk to me.

Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: kenmorrow] #4038695
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If you can't visit Ken - visit Lefty... grin
Lefty Kreh's DVD "Lessons with Lefty"
Excelent roll cast instruction as well as a bunch of other good stuff ... cheers


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: kenmorrow] #4038827
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ok....I talked to LHD about it too and he showed me another way of doing it, I just never use that cast...that was a long time ago though...this is when I was just starting out with my casting...I do need to learn some new casts, false casting can be a pain if you do it all the time like I do


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Re: What You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing, But Were Afraid to Ask - A Fly Fishing FAQ [Re: George Glazener] #4038834
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I like Lefty's lessons I saw on You Tube. I do need to do a bit more practice on some different type casts.


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