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    iv always wanted to try it a friend of mine once went with me to a lake and he was catching bluegill like crazy made me really respect it but the learning curve scared me away im curious on how hard it will be to learn by yourself does the line very backlash? not sure how casting works

    u basically have the thick green or orange line then with a mono liter at the end tied to your fly lure thats how it works right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1991 View Post
    iv always wanted to try it a friend of mine once went with me to a lake and he was catching bluegill like crazy made me really respect it but the learning curve scared me away im curious on how hard it will be to learn by yourself does the line very backlash? not sure how casting works

    u basically have the thick green or orange line then with a mono liter at the end tied to your fly lure thats how it works right?

    I recently stumbled across this channel. They have tons of "how to" videos. Here's one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1991 View Post
    iv always wanted to try it a friend of mine once went with me to a lake and he was catching bluegill like crazy made me really respect it but the learning curve scared me away im curious on how hard it will be to learn by yourself does the line very backlash? not sure how casting works

    u basically have the thick green or orange line then with a mono liter at the end tied to your fly lure thats how it works right?
    I recommend getting a "combo" to start (rod, reel and line put together for you.) See sticky threads above and this:


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    I am a fly fishing instructor so perhaps a little bias.Learning to fly fish is just like learning to golf, play tennis or being a brain surgeon. A lot depends on how proficient you want to be. There are plenty of videos and friendly fishermen that can help you out. However they may or may not know what they are doing. I have seen plenty of first year student that became x-perts before the year was over. It does not work that way! I suggest going to a good beginner school. Even a one day seminar will cut the learning curve and should give you some excellent basic instruction. With a little instruction you can cast 25 or 30 feet with accuracy. Also a basic understanding of drift and drag is very important. Basic aquatic entomology is also a great way to understand what and why you have success. Do not get discouraged and be patient.

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    It is very easy, with some practice, someone showing you what to do will really help.

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    matt1991, Howdy;

    Agree with "trypman1', easy if you have someone to show you the basics, like your friend that got you interested.
    Then I'd suggest some of the videos mentioned above and I found the linked book to be very helpful. Plainly spoken
    and easy to understand.
    https://www.amazon.com/Curtis-Creek-.../dp/0936608064



    A lot of folks believe it to be shrouded in mystery, really it ain't. Some basic easy knots, a logical step-down in line
    diameters ... easy-peasy not that much to it.

    hank


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    You'll be able to pick up casting a bluegill spider into a farm pond fairly easily. Watch a few videos, know the basic cast movements, practice in the yard a bit. Bluegill don't really care if you flog the water by mistake, have 13 wind knots in your leader, or even launch the upper half of your two piece flyrod into the pond.


    Dropping a teeny fly 6" to the left of a rock with 39 trees and bushes all around you while kneeling on one foot is different. I fly fished for most of my childhood and early adulthood, and can still barely cast appropriately in confined spaces like small rivers.

    Good luck, its a fun way to fish.

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    matt1991, Howdy;

    It almost slipped my mind, Lefty Kreh passed on last year or the year before
    anyway he had casting down to the nat's butt. Older school fella with a young
    thinking brain. He had an expression that he applied to fly fishin' "There's more
    bull-crap in fly fishin' then there is in a Kansas feed lot!" Here's a link to one of his
    videos. There are a lot more on youtube, sniff around you'll find'em.



    Good luck and remember it's really simple ...

    hank
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    Lefty was somewhat of a mentor to me and I agree on the Bull. He was a natural at whatever he decided to do.Very gifted but also he devoted his life to flyfishing and writing. However there are two parts to fly fishing.
    Casting: Yes go to the you tube videos and hopefully you find one that cast correctly. 90% do no. You can be a poor caster and still get the fly out there.Casting is a mathematical formula. Fishing is not!
    Fishing: There are two types of fish, Smart ones and not so smart ones. If you just want to catch a few aggressive not so smart ones then it can be very easy. As posted above just smack the fly on the water 15 feet away and a bluegill will rush in to take almost any fly. Stock trout can be the same. We have plenty of stocking truck followers in Pa and they catch 20,30 or more trout in a afternoon. Are they good flyfishermen? No not in my eyes! I can take them on many different streams and lakes for fish such as wild brown trout and they will get skunked 99% of the time. It is all what you want and how much time and energy you want to put into it. I have taught flyfishing for 40 years and had many knowledgeable folks in my classes. Doctors,Lawyers and other very intelligent folks. One person Who commented after taking my class and fishing a few years said " Being a doctor was easy compared to learning to be a master on the water with a fly rod on waters I fish"

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