Cape Breton Trip July 2012 Aug 24, 2012 15:19:04 GMT -4
Post by luvmyjeep on Aug 24, 2012 15:19:04 GMT -4
went fishing with my grandfather not long ago (and it's been a long time since I went out, used to go all the time Pre kids.. lol).. and he was making fun of me cause it was taking me so long to get my fly tied on my line lol..
Yeah my girls are only 7 and 8 and I just started bringing them fishing last year. We've been out a couple times, but only on bait and reel. It's the easiest. Get them hooked on catching, then they learn to appreciate just being out, then learn to fly fish I think.
River Runs through it is one of my top Favorties.. Love to find rivers like that around here. hehe.. I'm a small stream/narrow river/brook guy.. don't like big wide open spaces.. Half the enjoyment is getting there and enjoying what's around us.. I take memory snaps cause I suck with a camera. lol.
We have been using an improved clinch knot to tie the fly to the tippet. There are knots with better strength though. This one is just easy to remember. I forgot to mention too that I use a nail knot to tie a piece of butt section to my fly line, about a foot long. It ends in a perfection loop, so leaders can be changed easily with a loop-to-loop connection. The nail knot is a more difficult one, but you only have to tie it once. The one to master is the blood knot, as that is the one you will need to use over and over again to add new tippet to your leader when you're on the river.
I prefer smaller streams and rivers as well rather than big wide ones. That's a great way to start your girls in fishing, by bait fishing so they catch something fairly easily. That will get them hooked, then move on to the fly fishing.
To me, there is nothing more exciting then seeing your dry fly floating downstream, and all of a sudden a trout taking it. I prefer dry fly fishing more than wet flies.