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Old 08-21-2011, 06:36 PM
guthook guthook is offline
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Default Boy's first trout on a fly...

So today I took my boy to Gatlinburg (god forbid)... I had promised him I would teach him to fly-fish. On his first trip (he's six... and a half!) he caught six trout and many horny heads... on a fly. All stocker rainbows in the 12 inch range but still it was amazing. We were fishing a nymph under an indicator and he could flip it out, get a drift, and set the hook. I caught four or five myself.

We did have one unique moment. We had just changed flies and he hooked a trout... (I rookied the knot.) and there was a curly Q on the end of the line. I admitted to him that it was my fault... Less than five minutes later he caught the same trout and we recovered the fly... there is something to be said for a stocker... lol.

Nonetheless, it was an amazing first trip as a fly-fisherman. I couldn't be prouder.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:25 PM
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Well done. Catching any trout on a fly at age six is a great accomplishment.

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Old 08-21-2011, 08:36 PM
Streamhound Streamhound is offline
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He will remember this day for a long time
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:51 PM
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Way to go!!!
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