Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Apr 18, 2013.
Yellow Sallie. Matched that bitch perfectly.
Prince nymph on the Elwha, he was a little guy too... a real dink. I was thrilled though. I think back to those days and I was just so clueless. Great memories.
Thompson Creek, an upper Big Hole river trib loaded with Beaver dams & Brookies. Sometime 'long about the mid-fifties & it had to have been on either a Sandy Mite or Lady Mite (old Potts fly patterns), since those were Dad's favorite patterns up there.
#4 Black Rubberlegs, Pit 4 (Pit River, California)
Not a clue. But probably looked like laundry lint caught in barbed wire.
First steelhead on a #4 Solduc Spey, upper river, October, Zipperhumkumchuklips river.
It seems most of us still remember are first fly.lol
Old school Muddler
just Brown good ol brown did not even know the size
I just want to thank everyone who could remember.lol Seems you can forget or some of us can. I just remember my hole trip of it. I was 11-12 and went to stay in idaho, my uncle helped supply steel for the dams they where building on the snake and we went camping buy one of them. I was fishing with a worm and didn't catch nothing I seen this other guy pulling them in every few min so my grand pa did what any fisher man did back then sent me down to find out what he was using,lol I came back and told my grand pa and he looked at me kind of funny.lol But the guy had offered to show me how so I went he wasn't fly fishing but using a fly behind a clear bubble. Well I went home thinking I had learned to fly fish. So I told the guy across my from my grandpa and he looked at me and kind of chuckled and said let me teach you the right way to fly fish, and it started. He showed me the 10-2 stuff and then I went and got a rod combo kit the cheap kind, he tied his own flies and gave more then enough. which now that I am older I know what it means to give up your flies, I tried a couple times with no luck then one day on some little river in idaho, I landed that one. I was so happy. I keep with fly fishing for the next3-4 years then chasing girls and playing sports took over for a while but I'm back and I will never leaver her again for more than a couple months and I don't know if I can stay away that long to tell you the truth!!!!
Carey Special fishing lakes with my father.
Elk Hair Caddis, size 14, green. Still my favorite fly whenever I chase trout but now I use a size 16.
For those of us who have read Mingo's posts on tropical saltwater fly fishing, this is huge insight ... I think it might take a coupla shrinks to fully understand all of it ... nevertheless, huge insight ...
A size 12 wooly worm , which also happened to be the very first fly I ever tied . It was a rainbow of about 12 inches that was caught from a forgotten a creek in Ontario a lifetime ago . The fish was carefully released , which was also a first for me .
Size 14 Royal Coachmen, South Fork of the Eel River, California. I was 8 years old and will never forget that day.
Prince Nymph. North Fork Stilly.
Its funny how many of the people got there first fish on the same fly!!!lol
The first fly I caught a fish (trout) on was a White Miller.
We fished worms (is it ok to use the "W" word here?) with spinning gear in streams. We used a size 14 White Miller fly on a dropper as a depth/strike indicator and very often would catch a fish on the fly. Even doubled once in a while.
I guess that counts jack I was more meaning fly fishing but you did such a good job with the drawing.
There is a bit of a story behind that rig and my early days of trout fishing but you will all have to wait for the book.
I have often said, "if you can remember the sixties, you probably were not with me." I do remember first fish/fly. It was on the Ausable in Michigan. Fly was a light Cahill - size 16. I cast up current and let it drift by a log jam on the far bank - nothing. As it kept going and was nearing where it would drag, I saw a white circle shape appear behind it, and (wait for it) it disappeared. Good thing the 14" brown hooked himself because I was thinking far too much to react!
First trout- 22" rainbow on what, in retrospect, was a red zebra midge that was probably size 20. San Juan River, NM. A guide named Deward Yocum took pity on me and showed me the ropes right away. I owe that man, I hope I can meet him again.
First Steelhead- Moldy stanky 24" runback I caugt on a #12 tungsten headed copper john on the Trinity River.