Monday, August 8, 2022

Fort Collins Fly Fishing: Beginner Level Guiding

 Today's Blog Post

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting/guiding a family from Iowa.  They have limited warm water fishing experience, and they have never used fly fishing equipment.  

I quickly discovered the 12 year old girl is a fly fishing prodigy - she easily out fished her dad, and caught lots of trout on a dry fly, dry-dropper, and a tightline nymph rig (with my 10'6" 3wt rod).  Also, in quick time, she mastered vertical plane casting, false casting, roll casting, mending, hook set, stripping line, playing/fighting fish, and easily (fearlessly) picked up fish for the best photos - it was truly amazing to watch her! 

Our beginner guide service option includes one hour of on-land casting instruction followed by in-water fishing.  We always end with a fun-goofy pic.

12 year old fishing machine - next Joan Wulff?

Rain the previous nights created high dirty water, but we managed to catch a couple dozen fish each day.  

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