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I need help, I guess?

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So, my birthday is coming up, and my parents asked me for a couple ideas for my birthday. Now this may sound greedy, so I'm sorry. But, I was wondering if you guys know of any neat things that you think I would be interested in. And since a lot of you don't know me that well, I'll give you a little background. I love tying flies, I will tie any fly you challenge to me, but my favorite flies to tie are nymphs. I am starting to get into czech nymphing because I'm trying to expand my horizons. I'm mainly a small-medium trout stream fisherman. If you guys want to know any background, let me know. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, or if I'm not allowed to post this. Thanks,

Gaeron

Posted on: 2011/10/29 16:41


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This. A 10' 4wt would be a good start.

I've fished that rod - it's very nice, and a good price. Even better deal if you can catch a coupon.

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Wait, I'm confused. Are you looking for recommendations in fly tying supplies -- or in general?

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I could give you the obviouse answer, but I might get yelled at.

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If you're thinking about getting into czech nymphing, I'd have to agree with the rod choice. The 10fter's really do make a difference in control. They're great all around rods.

I love my Cortland Brook 10-4-4.

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Re: I need help, I guess?

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Just anything, fly tying, fly fishing, or just anything! could be apparel, etc. Just give me ideas :)

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Budget?

Posted on: 2011/10/30 19:46


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gaeronf wrote:
Just anything, fly tying, fly fishing, or just anything! could be apparel, etc. Just give me ideas :)


Here ya go - this.

After seeing the price, your Dad will beat feet to the Big C to buy you your new rod.

Aim high. Accept reasonable (or at least make it LOOK reasonable).

Seriously - and it might not seem like a good idea now, but how about cash? You could get what you wanted at the Symposium - and you WILL want stuff there.

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Quote:

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Quote:

gaeronf wrote:
Just anything, fly tying, fly fishing, or just anything! could be apparel, etc. Just give me ideas :)


Here ya go - this.

After seeing the price, your Dad will beat feet to the Big C to buy you your new rod.

Aim high. Accept reasonable (or at least make it LOOK reasonable).

Seriously - and it might not seem like a good idea now, but how about cash? You could get what you wanted at the Symposium - and you WILL want stuff there.


Unfortunately, or maybe not, my birthday falls a week or two before the fly tying jam. But there will be a[n] (unsmart) withdraw from my bank account on the 18th.

Posted on: 2011/10/30 21:15


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Budget?


Well, the leather jacket is a bit too much. And keep in mind, it's not my money. I'm a kid still, I get a couple presents and I figured you [and your creative juices] could fathom at least a couple of the plethora of options. I would say just mainly stuff under a hundred bucks, but some big ticket items are cool too.

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At the risk of sounding a bit like a stodgy old teacher.....
How 'bout some good books(?)

A good old classic you'd enjoy would be Nymph Fishing for Larger Trout by Charles Brooks. A more contemporary book you'd no doubt like would be Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams by Rick Hafele. Penn State Press has a new book out on nymphs and any book on the topic by Ernest Schweibert will serve you well.
When I was your age I just loved fishing books (still do) and still have many of my favorite oldies.

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Go w/ the books. Gear is nice, but knowledge is power...or some crap like that.

Seriously though, I'd go w/ books.

Posted on: 2011/10/30 22:43


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A car. Money to a car. Some sort of car shaped device for when you can have a car in a year. Car.

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I have gotten into CZ nymphing this year and I bought the rod tha HA told you about in his first reply. With a coupon, it is a great deal. It made a world of difference in my fish count using that rod compared to a 9' 4wt rod I use for most other things. You have a much better feel of the takes with that rod.
There are some good DVD's out about CZ nymphing too.

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