First fly you caught a fish on???

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. YAMMY Member

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    Abbotsford B.C. Canada
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    A Royal Coachman--Kootney river below Nelson
  2. surfnsully Active Member

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    Happy Valley, OR
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    Hares Ear on Trillium Lake near Mt Hood on a stocker rainbow.
  3. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Seattle, WA
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    Brown bugger with a red tail in Lake Mamie, Mammoth Lakes.
  4. fishunt Member

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    Spokane Valley
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    Black Carey special on a lake in the Potholes. The small sizes were maybe mistaken for a chironomid, which I didn't have a clue what that was back then.
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  5. kmac Member

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    Bellingham
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    Prince Nymph on the Bogachiel river in July, 8-10" trout.
  6. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
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    Some non-descript cheap wet fly I got out of mix of flies at a local sporting goods in my hometown in PA kinda like what I've seen in Big 5 Sports. Caught a 10" small mouth bass in Sherman's Creek in South Central PA and was happy as could be.
  7. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    TriCities, WA
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    I think it was called a Drunken Crab.Crazy Crab? Anyway, caught a surf perch off the beach in front of the Del Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island, San Diego.

    First trout was caught on a deer hair beetle on the Kaweah River in Sequoia Nat'l Park.
  8. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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    The first fly I used that I caught my first fly rod fish on was an Orvis Jassid that I tied from a Orvis fly tying kit.
  9. Eric Denny Active Member

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    Spokane, WA.
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    Wow u tied they fly u caught ur first fish on?
  10. Shaun Martin Member

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    Size 16 Yellow Palmer. Little River, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. A fat brown trout scarfed it up as the fly drifted past a rock in the middle of the river. I'll never forget that take!
  11. smallieFanatic Kind of a B-boy.

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    Washington
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    A #12 Wire Nymph soft hackle, it was a rainbow trout on a small stream just out of town.
    It was also one of the first few flies I learned to tie.
  12. pdev Salmon On the Fly

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    Cowichan River BC
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    Thev First Fly I caught a fish on was the first fly I tied. It was supposed to be a double humped Tom Thumb as I remember but when finished I just called it a Big Ugly. It was a size 12 I think and on my first cast i got my first fish!What luck I thought, but after numerous C&R i was hooked and have been a FF since. I still tie the Big Ugly and it always works. The commercial ones work too once they are beat up and take on the magical characteristics of the Big Ugly.lol
  13. The Dude Member

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    SW WA
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    I have no idea whats it was called, but I caught an 8 inch rainbow on the San Miguel river in CO.
  14. Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

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    Maple Valley, WA, USA.
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    Royal Coachman on Bear Creek in my back yard in Utah. Houses there now.
  15. Eric Denny Active Member

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    Spokane, WA.
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    Seems like a lot of the good spots that has happened to.:(
  16. rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Spokane, Washington
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    Olive Bugger... Pacific Creek. Mid Day strip through a deep hole, have the picture someplace. The trout did make an impact but i have to say that my first steelhead really is what screwed me!
  17. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Gig Harbor, Washington
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    Black bugger, seeps lake rainbow.
  18. 2506 Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    A red ant on the Rogue.
  19. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Woodinville, WA
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    I only remember that the fish was a rainbow, it was small and the fly was nondescript. Probably something that looked really good to me and who cares what the fish think. I may have bought a plastic bag full of them at the local sporting goods store. Three for $0.25 kind of flies.

    I do recall that it awoke an addiction in me that I have not been able to control for the last fifty years.
  20. FLYFLICKER Chris

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    Vancouver, Washington
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    I was 12 and running a double per grandpa’s instruction. I had a #16 royal stimulator on top with a #14 Joe Hopper on bottom. Joe got eaten by a 22” Montana Brown.


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