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Most embarrassing fly fishing moments?

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Yeah I think at that point the best thing you can do is to just chuckle and go home to have a brew.... wow that's awesome.

 

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A couple of years ago I took the kids out to the lake to teach them how to cast. I got a good amount a line in the air and was telling them about double hauling to keep the line speed up when I looked behind me on the back cast to find an elderly couple not paying attention about to be hooked. I shorted the stroke and the fly shot right back into my rear end deep through my jeans. Kids all hit the floor rolling and elderly couple never even noticed.

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Not related to fly fishing or fishing, but I have a good hunting one. I was out squirrel hunting with my buddy and I shot a squirrel with my 12 gauge. It fell down a hill, so I had my buddy hold my gun and I started down the hill after it. To make a long story short, I tripped on a stump and rolled all the way down the hill only to look up at a group of hunters staring at me asking me, "Did you lose your squirrel?"

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Fortunately, I tend to avoid social enteraction with other people while I'm fishing,

so my biggest goofs have been played off under only my own eyes.

 

Having said that I believe my most embarrassing moment was no more than an insult to my station as a fly fisher--I admitted to a stranger that there were indeed fish in that creek I just waded out of.

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I haven't had to many embarassing fly fishing moments. But one time we were staying at a cabin on a river for a big party. There was probably 30-40 people. I took my kayak and castnet to a shallow pocket about 60 yards from the cabin trying to catch some bait for catfish. I was sitting up on my knees in the kayak and went to throw the net and their was a knot in the line which made it much shorter. I wasn't paying attention when the line tightened and yanked me off the kayak and into the water. Needless to say I was picked on for a while.

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Earlier this year I was at the Texas fresh water fisheries for fly fish Texas and we were demonstrating how to fish with the new flies we had just tyed minutes earlier. I casted my line out and didn't like the p

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Position of my line so I strip it in without a fish as I draw my rod back here come a small bluegill flying across the bridge I was fishing off of. A small boy tells his mom " well It was no flying pig but I have now seen a flying fish!"

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Position of my line so I strip it in without a fish as I draw my rod back here come a small bluegill flying across the bridge I was fishing off of. A small boy tells his mom " well It was no flying pig but I have now seen a flying fish!"

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Last spring I took a trip to the Root River system in SE Minnesota with a friend of mine. We had a really slow trip. At the end of the third and final day we were fishing through the last run before leaving and chalking up the trip as casting practice, and I was standing at the top of a riffle nymphing down into a big pool. My Caddis emerger got crushed by a big old brown trout. Just crushed, we both watch my leader go from one side of the pool to the other and start to go down stream. I got so excited and my reel started spinning. I started to truck down the side of the riffle to get closer to where the fish was and as soon as the riffle ended I stepped into what I found out to be about a 5 foot drop off under water. I got dunked rapidly while yelling, and trying to keep my line tight. I totally lost my balance from the water dumping into the pool and got turned onto my back and almost let go of my rod. For some reason, with the excitement I kept on yelling about how big the fish was throughout this process. My friend stood on the side watching in amazement and cracking up as I fumbled around trying to stand up while yelling and holding my rod as high as possible. it was aweful...haha I landing the fish somehow but was a soaking wet mess.....

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