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First fly that you tied that you landed a fish on?

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Was just thinking about this the other day. I just started tying and in the spring time I caught a nice 9" trout on a black ant I tied. What a great feeling on catch a fish on a fly you tied yourself.

Does everyone remember the first fly that you tied that caught a fish?

Posted on: 9/11 16:50


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I started tying in the mid '90's because of my addiction to Steelhead fishing. My first fish on my own fly was on a Blood Dot. Egg (off white) body with a steelhead orange dot.

Posted on: 9/11 17:24


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13" Lehigh River brown on a #10 light Cahill that looked more like a mop than a refined Catskill dry. I still have that fly.

Posted on: 9/11 18:11


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A muskrat nymph.

There are several variations of it. The one I was taught was just:

Body: dubbed muskrat fur.

Head: A few wraps of peacock herl.

Posted on: 9/11 18:30


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Nope, I sure don't remember. catching fish on flies Ive tied is not anymore memorable or meaningful to me then catching fish with worms. I can assume a hares ear because that's what I fish 90% of the time. Im sure it was a giant fish to since all I catch are giants.

Posted on: 9/11 18:39


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i dont remember the first fish i caught with a fly but i do remember the first tree i caught with a fly. south platte river, colorado. 1981.

Posted on: 9/11 18:56


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First fish was on some weird thread bodied thing with unknown feathers found in my backyard. Tried to make a hackle look having no clue what I was doing, but it kinda looked like a soft hackle, but with really stiff mystery barbules.

Tied on my pops shop vice and a way too large eagle claw snell hook with the bait barbs crushed down and my moms sewing thread. It was brown and buggy!

Wish I still had it. It was a “dry fly” and sank like a godamn rock ;) good times!

Posted on: 9/11 19:56


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Sunfish on small wet flies. the first trout? Caught on a small muddler minnow in the Little Lehigh.

Posted on: 9/11 21:59
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Zug bug

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Bugger

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Professor Falling Spring

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First subsurface was a green weenie.

First dry was a sulphur emerger. (Still the best year I have ever had for surface activity = my first year fly fishing)

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Parmachene Belle dry on a spinning rod on Big Spring. I was around 8 and fishing with some buddies after school when we came across a 12” stocked brown in a pool created by the root ball of a downed tree. Tried minnows, worms and velveeta cheese, but no interest. As we were about to leave, one of my buddies pointed out the fly on the patch on my vest. I put a split shot above the fly an chucked it toward the trout who took it immediately. That was 53 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Hares Ear tied on a #10 hook taken by a spunky stocker rainbow of Maybe 12”. It will always be a trophy to me! I clipped off the fly and saved it.

Posted on: 9/12 18:06


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Stocked brownie in the FFO area of the West Branch of the Octararo Creek on a size 14 black fur ant - 38 years ago.

Posted on: 9/12 21:21



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