thats awsome that your daughter caught her first on opening day, i've had a few break my line, spit it back out, and and i've gotten my line stuck in the trees, but haven't caught one fly fishing yet. :dash1:brendantm130 said:I used to be a fishing guide in Idaho, and now I build bamboo fly rods. Do I like fishing? How about a 43" striper on the fly? I've been teaching my 4yr old daughter to fly cast, and she caught her first fish on opening day. Pretty great to see her smile. Then she said "Daddy, this one is too small to eat. Throw it back."
i hear ya about those bait casters, Monie. the only time i used one was the last time i used one. i eventually had to just cut all the line of of it and restock my buddies fishing line. i use my spinner reel tho and stay handy at it.Monie said:You betcha! I had a pole in my hands when I was knee high to a grasshopper! I use spinning combos. I have a bait caster, but I don't use it often enough and when I do, I usually get a backlash, which takes some time to get undone. I'd love to learn to use a fly rod. Some day.
We're about 4 miles from Horsetooth Reservoir. We'll make it up this year for sure, we'll have to practice open reel casting in the drivewayBeeHunter said:There are some good lakes that should be getting good about now this time of year up near you.