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Birdman 02-11-2010 07:20 PM

My First Trout (Speck) w/Pics & Story
Here is a picture of my first trout I caught last summer 8-1-09. This was my very first trip. I detailed the story in my intro in the new members forum here

I caught her just above this beautiful waterfall.

Anyone else want to share the story of their first trout experience?


txbrown 02-12-2010 11:15 AM

Nice brookie. My first brookie was approximately half that size. I was fishing a #16 para-adams. The little guy hit so violently that I reacted with a bass set on my 2 wgt rod and launched him over my head and into the brush. I rushed to put him back into the water and was so surprised by the whole event, I forgot to take a picture. My sons laughed for the rest of the trip about dad and the flying brookie!

Rog 1 02-12-2010 11:56 AM

This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of my first trout in the Park...I was was a 7" rainbow caught on a Ginger Quill dry fly in Porter's Creek in the side channel just below the parking area at the gate...I was on a picnic with my grandparents and my grandfather and cousin were rigging up their flyrods I could not understand why I couldn't go with them...ended up with the quill tied to a spinning outfit...couldn't understand why I wasns't able to cast as far as my cousin but managed to flick that fly into a small plunge pool, saw a splash and pulled out the only fish that was big enough to keep that was caught that day....50 years later I still fish that same side channel every chance I get and more times than not I will pull a distant relative of that first trout out of one of the little plunge pools...somewhere I still have a black and white photo of me standing in the middle of Porter's Creek with that little bow at the end of my rod...

Birdman 02-12-2010 01:51 PM

Great stories!

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