21st September 03:53
Finally I'm in!!! (reel rod)
after long thinking, visiting shops and searching I decided.
I choose to get my first rod, reel and line at Chicago Fly Fishing
those guys are really nice, and patient, and they alwaus responded all
my questions with care and kindness.
so I preferred to buy to them, respect Orvis, where they're more hasty.
I completelly broke down my budget (it was initially of 200$) and I
spent 300$, but I hope I did a good choice.
I preferred to spend something more on the rod and I took the cheaper
Temple Fork Outfitter Professional - 4 pieces - Wt. 5 - 9feet: $139.95
(I like the lifetime warranty everithing happens)
Redington Red Fly 5/6 reel: 60$ (I like in left handed position, I don't
like the handle, too little)
Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Trout Weight forward Wt.5 Floating
dark willow 90ft: 60$
leader (I'll use a mouse tail made by myself with blood knots)
flies (I think I'll also by myself a day)
and I went trying on a little pond.
it was difficult at the beginning (I did see once a person casting years
ago but I didn't give a lot attention to him that day) and the casts,
without wind, went no further than 30feet.
but it was really nice and I'm enthusiast!
no fishes, loose two flies but a lot of fun.
I think I did many errors, I tried many ways, but I'm going to search
the casting technique now.
most unusual thing is to cast with the line out of the reel.
how much line should I take out?
should I take off all the line in a time before casting or a piece at a
sometimes I casted after many pendulates, taking out some line from the
reel at every pendulate.
I used to roll the line in my left hand with 3/4 big circles and release
and pendulating more line every time.
sometimes (quite often) I messed up with the line and I did some wig (as
we call in Italy)...
I also did an error I corrected, going too back and hitting the soil :-)
I don't know why the leader line near the fly was all ruined after this
I think my intuition says I'll love more the floating flies in the firm
waters and sinking flies in rivers and moving waters.
I had the impression that it's boring to animate the sinking fly with a
fly rod (with the spinning rod it's easier).
every suggestion is appreciated (sorry for possible grammatical errors)
21st September 15:34
Finally I'm in!!!
I read some article on the web about beginners' errors.
today I went practicing again, and I didn't do again the error to hit
the soil in my back, so I could fish without losing the precious flies
are there casting clubs? just for casting?
in this case I will contact them.
I don't want to get lessons, but I'm convinced that's the right thing.
21st September 15:35
Finally I'm in!!! (fly)
A false cognate, amico (and maybe a deceptive idiom, as well).
Here, in a bookstore you buy books after you check them out. In a
library, you check them out after you check them out. :-) Most public
libraries these days have collections of videos as well as books.
Many fly shops also have a stock of videos that they either rent out or
just let folks borrow for free (it helps to be a paying customer though).