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Any fly fishermen going /out/...
Anonymous 02/15/14(Sat)19:04 UTC+1 No.270884 Report

Any fly fishermen going /out/ this weekend?
General fly fishing thread. Also, anyone ever tried any fly fishing from a kayak? Thinking about investing in a kayak and this would be something I'm extremely interested in.
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Anonymous 02/15/14(Sat)20:34 UTC+1 No.270931 Report

Just a friendly bump from someone waiting for the ice to melt so I can try fly fishing for the first time. Got the gear butnmy rod and line isn't suitable for sea trout fishing in winter winds :/
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Anonymous 02/16/14(Sun)01:49 UTC+1 No.271068 Report

>>270884
>tfw live in CA
>all rivers closed for winter due to apocalyptic drought

>tfw moving to oregon in the spring
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Anonymous 02/16/14(Sun)06:56 UTC+1 No.271182 Report

Never tried from a kayak, but it sounds like a pretty good time. I just picked up a Redington 8wt rod this morning for Steelhead in northern Minnesota. Got a trip planned with some buddies in April, but its looking less and less likely that the streams will even be open by then!

Just interested, what species do other guys on this board throw flies at?
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Anonymous 02/16/14(Sun)08:04 UTC+1 No.271197 Report

>>271068
>>all rivers closed for winter due to apocalyptic drought

only part of one river is in Sac, go up here in the sierras, all rivers are still open and running fine
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Anonymous 02/16/14(Sun)09:19 UTC+1 No.271211 Report

Down here in Georgia, we fly fish for panfish. Or at least, I do.
Lots of trout purists here just like everywhere else, but a few of us heretics are left who prefer catching our tasty fish on the cheap.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)04:37 UTC+1 No.271709 Report

>>270884
I've caught many rainbow and brook trout from a cheap Old Town Otter kayak, mostly on Mosquito and Black Gnat dry flies. In the Montana/Wyoming Rockies.

Upsides of kayak: can go anywhere, anytime, cheap.

Downsides: Need to land to deal with a big fish. Tip over easy and hypothermia fast in 33F water.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)04:44 UTC+1 No.271714 Report

>>271182
Mostly trout here in NC, especially in the western part of the state.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)09:46 UTC+1 No.271828 Report

>>270884
>over 40 inches of ice
Don't think so.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)09:47 UTC+1 No.271829 Report

>>271211
Up here in Minnesota, every citidiot idolizes the walleye, tasteless fish. Panfish and northern will always taste better.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)20:58 UTC+1 No.272056 Report

I usually go for largemouth bass using a #7wt 10ft 4 pcs Redington Voyan fly rod. I own a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 and is an excellent kayak for long distances since is fast and tracks really well and for being more than 6 hours on the water. The only con on this model is that standing up for better casting is a bit complicated. Then, the space inside the hull, behind the seat, plenty room to put the GPS (garmin eTrex 20) and a fishfinder (garmin echo 100) is really good. I'm waiting for the possibility on go camping with the kayak, and load the kayak with the tent, sleeping bag and some other things.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)21:03 UTC+1 No.272062 Report

>>270884
>Canada
>trout closes September 30
>migratory trout close dec 31
>the entire country is under 6-10 feet of snow
>that deep deep rumble in my bowels when I have to wait for the 4th Saturday in April for trout to open
>who will save us now?
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)22:02 UTC+1 No.272090 Report

>>272056
I've never done any bass fishing with the fly rod, it's something I want to try out when the weather warms up. I use a TFO 4wt 8ft out on the streams here in the mountains with a Orvis Battenkill BBS II reel. Thanks for the info on the Kayak!
>>272062
That sucks, man. Down here in NC you can fish all year round as long as you're using a single hook artificial fly and throw them back, I never keep any anyways so it's perfect for me. I would love to fish in Canada one day.
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)22:06 UTC+1 No.272095 Report

>>272062
Where in Canada are you?
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Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)22:14 UTC+1 No.272101 Report

>>271829
Northern got dem bones. I ain't got time for dat shit
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)00:59 UTC+1 No.272219 Report

>>272095
Ontario, Great Lakes region
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Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)08:24 UTC+1 No.272448 Report

>>272101
Takes me ~10 seconds longer to get rid of the bones.
Also
>2014
>Not pickling fish
It's like you want to die unhappy.
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Anonymous 02/20/14(Thu)06:48 UTC+1 No.273549 Report

>>272062
Alberta, can fish for trout all year where I am. Come down some time!
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Anonymous 02/20/14(Thu)09:17 UTC+1 No.273635 Report

>>273549
But there are no jobs in Alberta.
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Anonymous 02/20/14(Thu)16:32 UTC+1 No.273728 Report

Found some open water on a small local river yesterday. Gonna throw flies out there this evening. I don't really expect to catch anything, just gotta scratch the itch. We can't even ice fish anymore because the ice is too thick for our auger and we too poor for an extension!
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