First catch on fly

Hi

Went down south with the family last week and managed to sneak a little time to practice fly fishing in the donnelly river, probably the smallest brown trout ever seen but hey, it was my first catch on fly so worth a quick photo Tongue out

Brown trout

Also worth a comment is for such a small fish it smashed that fly hard, can see why trout fishing is such a hit with fish alot bigger, they have alot of go in them.

Goes without saying this one was released haha 

 

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well done on the first. at

Mon, 2010-08-23 21:23

well done on the first. at least it wont be hard to beat that pb

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you should have held your

Mon, 2010-08-23 21:24

you should have held your arms out a bit further.. Wink

seriously tho , well done

may the next ones be bigger

(i've got to have a crack at it soon)

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nice mate least its someting

Mon, 2010-08-23 21:25

nice mate

least its someting :D

bet he pulled some line off ya ;)

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hahahaha

Mon, 2010-08-23 21:43

have to admit, wasnt really too optomistic at catching anything, was more of a casting practice excercise, so i guess someting is definately better than nothing :)

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Some big trout down that

Mon, 2010-08-23 22:19

Some big trout down that way, great spot to learn. Well done and welcome to yet another fishing addiction.

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Good to see you got your

Tue, 2010-08-24 01:22

Good to see you got your first at least. Havent caught a trout yet (though havent tried).

 

What gear are you using there?

By the shape of the grip, i'm guessing that little trout didnt put too much of a bend in the rod :p. There do appear to be some big ones out there, so hopefully one of them will come along and enfulf the fly next time.

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good pickup hlokk

Tue, 2010-08-24 11:59

its not a freshwater flyrod at all, its actually an 8 weight saltwater setup (far too heavy), winston boron rod van stall reel, couldnt justify the expense at the moment of a dedicated freshwater setup for the very few times ill ever fish freshwater.

and your right very little rod bend encountered haha

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Yeah, not many FW rods with

Tue, 2010-08-24 12:10

Yeah, not many FW rods with a full wels grip and a fighting butt, hehe. Though I do have a bream/trout 5wt that does have a fighting butt.

Hopefully you'll be able to get some saltwater species on it soon.

 

However, there are some certain areas of WA that where the trout would put a big bend in that rods. Though, these trout are red with blue dots ;)

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Congrats

Tue, 2010-08-24 07:57

Congrats on the first fish on fly. May there be many more.

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Not a bad species to open

Tue, 2010-08-24 08:58

Not a bad species to open the account with mate. Well done!

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eat your heart out NZ!!!

Tue, 2010-08-24 18:10

eat your heart out NZ!!!

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Yeah I've cancelled that

Tue, 2010-08-24 18:28

Yeah I've cancelled that trip to NZ.

Congrats on ya first kane.

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Well Done

Tue, 2010-08-24 20:47

Not a big fish but the first fw fish on fly is something you will remember. Dry fly or wet?  Just looked at your profile as I often do prior to commenting on others posts and compliment you on the content.  I encourage others to complete their profiles.  I think it's useful to  have some background of the person you may be responding to.

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thanks alan

Tue, 2010-08-24 22:03

wet fly mate, on an intermediate line :)

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nice work mate, ive been fly

Wed, 2010-08-25 16:07

nice work mate, ive been fly fishing for about 3 years now i am still waiting for my first trout, so well done mate they do say that it is very hard to catch any thing so early on in fly fishing so well done. oh btw if you dont know there is a good little fly fishing shop in bayswater directly across from train station, its called fly world, he does casting lessons and is very in sightfull.

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thanks for the encouragement

Wed, 2010-08-25 18:25

yeah flyworld is great, i bought the flys i use from there and have had a casting lesson from him as well, very very helpful and i highly recommend using flyworld to others, he is very knowledgable but doesnt make you feel like an idiot while trying to learn :)

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It is onwards and upwards Kane

Wed, 2010-08-25 17:35

I am sure you will get intom some good ones by the end of the season.

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Hey Kane it might be small, but you still wont ever forget it.

Wed, 2010-09-08 23:27

wait till you catch the first one on a fly you tied yourself! you never forget that one either. Hope to see you posting regularly soon in the Fly Fishing forum.
Tight lines.

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Great job there Kane.

Thu, 2010-09-09 21:52

Great job there Kane.

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Good effort, freshwater fish

Thu, 2010-09-09 22:13

Good effort, freshwater fish are much harder to catch on fly. I cut my teeth on flathead, flounder and herring in the river.

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thanks for the encouragement guys

Fri, 2010-09-10 08:33

looking forward to doing some saltwater fly fishing when the opportunity arises, reckon catching a salmon, dolphinfish or tuna on fly would be brilliant :)

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something is better then

Fri, 2010-09-10 08:38

something is better then nothing especially when its something you dont expect to take the bait,fly or lure, at least you know yourfly presentation is spot on, good luck on the saltwater fly fishing i reckon a hard running fish will blow your socks off and get you even more bitten by the bug hahah.