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Hello from Minnesota

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#1 MN Muddler

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:43 PM

My name is Candy and I live in SW Minnesota. I started fly-fishing about 12 years ago in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Health issues put it on the back burner for the past 8 years, but I am back and happy to be casting again. I am happiest just casting. There is something magical about watching that line and fly roll out on the water. I donít really care if I catch anything.

There donít seem to be many fly rods here in SW Minnesota so I get some strange looks. But I am determined to prove that I can catch the warm water fish they have here. I am especially interested in the bass. Since most of the tackle shops here do not carry fly-fishing gear, I will have to learn to tie my own flies and will probably need a lot of help from all of you.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:57 PM

welcome Candy. I know how you feel. I'm here in N.W., Iowa and only seen a few fly rods, besides my own, in these parts. But I've had better luck with since I started fly fishing a few years ago then I did for the many years with the conventional fishing gear. I mainly fish for panfish and bass also. I fish just about all the same areas I did with my baitcaster & spinning gear and seem to catch more fish .... go figure smile.gif

Anyway you'll find all kinds of great help here along with one of the most extensive fly pattern database online. I'm sure you'll find what you'll need and tie up a few.

Good luck and look forward to seeing you around the forum,

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