fly lessons

going for my first try of fly fishing sat or sunday at golden ponds and was wonderin if any fly fisherman on this site would come down and give me some tips

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im not into fly fishing but

Sun, 2011-08-14 18:20

im not into fly fishing but ive been meaning to get down to that place, depending on weather i might join you, herd its been quite thou


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 If you want proper lessons,

Sun, 2011-08-14 18:37

 If you want proper lessons, Chris at Flyworld does them.


I would suggest if you want to try it out to go to the park and practice first, before worrying about putting a hook on the end :p. With golden ponds, you'll probably only need to flop the line out a bit, instead of big casts. I think the fish there may prefer pellets so dont know how much you can expect.

Two useful tips:, and if you want to try the motion out, dont laugh, but the top half of a light rod and some brickie string works indoors, hahaha.

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chris's lessons

Sun, 2011-08-14 19:28

ive caught trout at golden ponds on hardbodies and where does chris take you to give you lessons and whats the cost

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Cant remember how much they

Mon, 2011-08-15 10:46

Cant remember how much they cost, but its just in the park near his shop (Bayswater). Can work on whatever you want. He'll give you tips/techniques to fish whatever you're chasing too.


For golden ponds, its probably worth getting a wooly bugger or similar. Again Chris would be able to help you out on a couple of flies that would work. Otherwise, try Bluewater Melville and talk to Rohan or David Bell. I assume golden ponds would have some flies with the rental gear, but when they're less than $2 each, may as well get new ones + advice?