Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 3 »


Your favorite set up

Joined:
2013/2/4 17:48
From SW PA
Posts: 34
Offline
hello this is my first post here figured id sign up so i can learn as much as i can before spring time. Im 15 years old and do pretty good trout fishing but im just starting out with the fly rod. So for my first post would you guys say is your go to trout fly(s) on the pa streams i no its a broad question but im just trying to learn some rigs for this spring.
thanks for the advice
adam

Posted on: 2013/2/5 16:09


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2010/8/2 14:13
From Wayne County
Posts: 394
Offline
hare's ears, prince and pheasant tail nymphs, wooly buggers, green weenies

For dry flies it depends on the hatch or time of year but BWOs and caddis are a good bet as well as terrestrials (ants,beetles etc)in the summer.

If you can,attend the newbie jam in March. Details are in the events forum

Posted on: 2013/2/5 16:14


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/3/2 13:43
From Gamehendge
Posts: 962
Offline
Quote:

CathyG wrote:

If you can,attend the newbie jam in March. Details are in the events forum


X2. Ill be there instructing.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 16:48
_________________
Vedavoo.com American made packs and bags.
'Gear for the road less traveled'


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2007/4/8 20:43
From SEPA
Posts: 11426
Offline
Dear newbie:

Your thread will rapidly grow into a mutliheaded dragon, and it will be filled with lots of people desperate to help you. Its very nice of them, and they mean well and they know lots and lots of things but all its really going to do in teh end is confuse the hell out of you because none of it matters, you just want to catch a fish on this stupid thing, right?

So, allow me to get on the ground floor before it becomes chaos. Everyone's "goto flies" don't matter. None of it does. Especially since you just want to learn. So do this:
Goto your local sprotting goods store and buy:
A couple of 9' 5x leaders.
A spool of 5x tippet.
Lots of size 14 pheasant tail nymphs.
A handful of size 14 Adamases.
A little tin of those itty bitty "fly fishing" split shot.
Some foam indicators, or whatever.

Then go fishing. Learn to "cast" about 15' of fly line, plus that leader. Congrats, that's good enough.

Tie the pheasant tail on.

If the water is swift and deep, use one of those stupid splitshot 8" above it. If not, don't. Or do. -shrug- The mysteries of life.

Think, "this water is maybe a 18 inches deep." Put indicator on 3' up from fly. I'll allow this rule, "1.5x the depth of water." Its good enough for now.

Go cast it up from you, and watch it come back down. When the foamy thing goes under, pull line. Catch fish. Delight in your accomplishments.

What? They're on top? Cut off heavy crap and remove foamy thing, tie on Adams. Throw in front of them. Expect nothing, delight in every win. Keep pace with the current, if it drags you've failed. That's the only rule you need to learn, and even that's a lie, sometimes.

Like cake. Always a lie.

When you cut back 2' of the 9x leader, tie 2' of the tippet on.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Expect to waste tippet. Its "cheap." Expect to go through leaders. Expect to lose flies, good thing you only bought two different kinds, right?

There. Enjoy your first year.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 16:54
_________________
April 8, 2007 - December 4, 2011.
And why not?


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/7/6 13:48
From Philadelphia PA
Posts: 1713
Offline
Check out the hatch chart and this will give you some great information on what type of fly to use and when.
I like using a dry fly as an indicator and attaching a Bead head prince on 2lb test. Where I'm at, I run it about 2 1/2 to 3 feet from the indicator shaft.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 16:56
_________________
"I am respected when I walk into any fly shop. Salespeople wait on me hand and waders. I once tried underwater casting just to see if I could. I am the most admired Fly Fisherman in the world. And when I fly-fish, I use the Orvis Access. Stay Fishing MF


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/5/6 17:55
From Harrisburg
Posts: 464
Offline
As someone who scoured the entire internet for advice, and took it my first year, take gfen's post to heart. I read one of his (I believe) posts that outlined which flies you need.

Yes, you can make this sport a science, but you learn to CARE about the science with your little victories along the road. For now, you'll get disheartened if you don't experience at least a HINT of success. It took me 6 or so day-long trips to pull a trout out (which ended up being 3 inches long), but getting a few of the variables right helped keep me going. Looking back, I now know that I was trying to use too many opinions. This sport can be pretty simple if you cut it into what you've read above. After you've learned to float then you worry about stroke form

Posted on: 2013/2/5 17:22


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2595
Offline
Great advise from Gfen, don't complicate it before you even get started... There will be plenty of time for that later. But it's all good.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 17:32
_________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2013/2/4 17:48
From SW PA
Posts: 34
Offline
Gfen thanks for the advice i really appreciate it. I already got the gear you mentioned. I would attend the show but im from the pittsburgh area. Thanks for making it simple. thanks for the help every body
adam

Posted on: 2013/2/5 17:38


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/7/6 12:30
From Ephrata, PA
Posts: 6562
Offline
Yes, yes. To Gfen you listen.

Don't make it harder than it is, not yet anyway. Heck, I've been doing this for almost two decades (a sprout compared to many on the site, and my knowledge in ffing is still limited) and I still fall back on much that gfen suggested.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 17:41


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2012/1/16 18:57
From North East PA
Posts: 1370
Offline
Quote:

gfen wrote:
Dear newbie:

Your thread will rapidly grow into a mutliheaded dragon, and it will be filled with lots of people desperate to help you. Its very nice of them, and they mean well and they know lots and lots of things but all its really going to do in teh end is confuse the hell out of you because none of it matters, you just want to catch a fish on this stupid thing, right?

So, allow me to get on the ground floor before it becomes chaos. Everyone's "goto flies" don't matter. None of it does. Especially since you just want to learn. So do this:


There. Enjoy your first year.


Gfen's back and in mid-season form!

But the advice is great and given with a nice touch of humor.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 18:00


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/3/2 13:43
From Gamehendge
Posts: 962
Offline
Gary speaks the truth. Its only as complicated as YOU want it to be.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 18:16
_________________
Vedavoo.com American made packs and bags.
'Gear for the road less traveled'


Re: Your favorite set up
Moderator
Joined:
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
Posts: 9280
Offline
Adam,
Welcome to Paflyfish ("PAFF") and our online community. If you haven't already done so, take some time to scroll through the Beginner's Forum. There are a bunch of fellas new to fly fishing (FFing) who hang out there and countless questions being asked and answered every day. I think you'll find that many of the things you're wondering about are already answered there. We have a nice crew here who are happy to help newbies and young folks. The Beginner's Forum is the place to ask questions (such as this one). FFing is a complex sport with it's own jargon and traditions. Questions that are specific are easier for us to answer.
Enjoy.

Posted on: 2013/2/5 19:37


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2011/8/7 22:39
From glen rock, pa
Posts: 158
Offline
Any bead head tyed with hot pink! Otherwise elk hair caddis. But like I have heard before anything brown and fuzzy haha

Posted on: 2013/2/5 19:57
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."
~by Paul O'Neil, 1965~


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2012/2/15 16:35
From Butler, Pa
Posts: 570
Offline
3 things.

color

drag free drift

and size

when you hit those three things nothing will stop you from catching fish

Posted on: 2013/2/6 0:22


Re: Your favorite set up

Joined:
2013/2/4 17:48
From SW PA
Posts: 34
Offline
Can you explain "drag free" drift

Posted on: 2013/2/6 6:56



(1) 2 3 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes 95% (139)
No 0% (0)
Thinking about it 4% (6)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com