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Fishing report : 4/24/11


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#1 Flytyer14

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

Well here's my first fish ever on a fly!! I also had two strikes from stockies, All of this was on the infamous pink worm!!

Water Temp: 61.5 (my thermometer might be bad..)
Wind: Light Gusts
Skies: Thickly Clouded
Air Temp: 69 F
Fish Caught: 1


(If there is something I missed in my report let me know!)

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I specialize in tying Classic Salmon Flies as well as some of the more generic trout patterns.

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#2 Flytyer14

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

Also what on earth is that fish called?!?!
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#3 NoSlack

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (Flytyer14 @ Apr 24 2011, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also what on earth is that fish called?!?!



Looks like a creek chub to me. Could be wrong...


Tight lines!!

#4 Flytyer14

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

Thanks, that's what I'm thinking it is.

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#5 NJFlyMAn

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

Fly14. Great fishing report, Nice to see one from you. Keep fishing with the fly rod. It will pay off soon and good choice on fly selection. Stockies just love that darn fly.

#6 Dustin Guyette

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:12 PM

thats a pretty big chub bugeyes.gif
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

congrats man...I told you it would be your turn soon...
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:45 PM

Congrats on your first fly rod fish! I'm not sure if it's a creek chub though. The ones I've caught had smaller scales and looked a little different. Looks to be some kind of chub though. Maybe it's a Fallfish. Ah well....Congrats again! headbang.gif

#9 Odaon

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:59 PM

Congrats, any fish is better than none. My guess on the fish species would be a red shiner or some other type of shiner. I don't know all the east coast species.

#10 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:04 PM

way to go Mark

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#11 Flytyer14

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:47 PM

Thanks Guys.
-Mark Varga

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#12 feathers5

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

congratulations, mark. keep fishing.

#13 firedad

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

Wow! You've got more than 2000 posts on this site and I joined your beginner fly swap so I assumed you've been fly fishing for a while.

How long have you been tying flies?

Congrats on your first fish on a fly,

firedad0 Jeremy O. (fly fishing/tying newbie)

#14 JohnP

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (firedad @ Apr 25 2011, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! You've got more than 2000 posts on this site and I joined your beginner fly swap so I assumed you've been fly fishing for a while.

How long have you been tying flies?

Congrats on your first fish on a fly,

firedad0 Jeremy O. (fly fishing/tying newbie)


You should check out some of Mark's flies under steelhead and salmon tying. The young man is already a much better tyer than I will ever be. I admit that is not saying much, but don't dis his tying skills just because he has not caught many fish on a fly.
I suspect that access to fishing water may be his problem. When I was his age I was always pestering my dad to take me fishing. When he wouldn't, I would strap my fishing pole on my bike and ride 12 miles to the nearest trout river and flail away. I still called it a pole in those days - hadn't figured out it was actually a rod. I rarely caught anything, mostly because I had very little clue what I was doing and not much chance to practice.
I started tying at 14 but I think it was a year or so before I caught a trout on a fly I tied. I'm guessing that fish finished last in its class at school. laugh.gif
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#15 Flytyer14

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:31 PM

I have bee fly fishing for 2 years. although it's only the 13th? trip that i took when I caught it. I have a pretty good cast, my only problem is good presentation. I've been tying for 3 1/2 years now. and Thank you for the congrats!

Mr. John P. I don't think he was trying to dis me, and if he was...well what can I do? hahaha thanks guys!
-Mark Varga

Tyer for 5 years!!

I specialize in tying Classic Salmon Flies as well as some of the more generic trout patterns.

If anyone has a question or is in need of any materials, I can try to point you in the right direction.