New member, new to fly fishing

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Yoder

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Pike County
I live in Pike county and I've fished spinning rods since I could walk but never picked up a fly rod until a couple weeks ago. I was inspired by a local college kid's youtube channel (Outdoor Tech PA). I seen him catching a pile of trout on streams I fish. I picked up a super cheap 3wt Maxcatch nymphing setup to see how I would like it. I've been out twice and I'm amazed at how many fish I've been catching. I'm used to fishing small jigs like Trout Magnets with a spinning rod. I would catch a few, but nothing crazy. After using the nymphing rod, I feel like I was trying to hammer nails with a wrench for the last 20 years. This is the right tool for the job.
 
Welcome Yoder!

You can fish Trout Mags on a fly rod. The 1/128 oz. jig head ones were made for made for fly rods, no way you could cast that on a spin rod without assisted weight. I have fished these in my early days of fly fishing before I got too snobbish. As much of a fly fishing purist I try to be I am not that far from my spin fishing days and I still have some Trout Magnets around so I might as well fish em'. I'd send you what I have left if you are interested.
 
Welcome to the jungle!
 
Welcome Yoder! My real-life name is Greg Yothers and Yothers was derived from Yoder about 200 years ago. We are probably related...
 
Welcome Yoder! My real-life name is Greg Yothers and Yothers was derived from Yoder about 200 years ago. We are probably related...
I went to high school with an April Yothers. I had heard the names were related.
 
Welcome aboard. GG
 
Sarasota landmark, famous for their fried chicken and pies. GG
 
I live in Pike county and I've fished spinning rods since I could walk but never picked up a fly rod until a couple weeks ago. I was inspired by a local college kid's youtube channel (Outdoor Tech PA). I seen him catching a pile of trout on streams I fish. I picked up a super cheap 3wt Maxcatch nymphing setup to see how I would like it. I've been out twice and I'm amazed at how many fish I've been catching. I'm used to fishing small jigs like Trout Magnets with a spinning rod. I would catch a few, but nothing crazy. After using the nymphing rod, I feel like I was trying to hammer nails with a wrench for the last 20 years. This is the right tool for the job.
I’ve been using maxcatch reels on my rods with no issues. Great price at 40$ for a new fly fisherman haha. I did replace the line on one of them which was definitely worth it.
 
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