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birthday present= new fly fishin rod!

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just turned 16 today and i got a fly fishin rod..i've never done fly fishin and know almost nothing about it but i am defintely up to learnin. it's a 9 ft martin.mountain rook. my grandpa said it was a very nice rod and reel and i take his word for it..any beginner fly fishin tips would be helpful too.thanks :)

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You will have a BLAST after you learn to cast it.  

Throwing tip for starting out- Keep your elbow at least parallel to the ground, if not higher.  

Don't try and make 25 yard cast.  Just take it easy and get used to it.  Flyrods are fun and catch a lot of bass.

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Good to here someone else is pickin' up a long rod. Don't know how much you know 'bout fly fishing, but I will try to give ya some tips.

Flies:

Clouser Minnow(http://flyshack.com/DisplayItem.aspx?ItemID=22965)- Chartruse/White is a good all round color, but experiment. Try size 8 to get use to 'em, then go bigger. Fish with short jerks on the line, movin' it about 1"-2 1/2" each time.

Buggers(http://flyshack.com/DisplayItem.aspx?ItemID=10147) This is a god fly in the same size as the Clouser. These two togather are the fly fishermans spinnerbait. Anytime, anywhere. Try fishin' it like a worm or like the clouser.

These two flies will get ya started, and they're cheap, and if ya wanna start makin' your own, they're relatively easy, to. I tie these myself, and they're not near as hard as say a parachute royal coachman, but you wouldn't know what that is.

Leaders:

Make your own. Start with a 3ft section of 15lb or higher line. Tie a loop knot in one end. Add a 2ft section of 10lb via a blood knot, then add a 2ft. section of 8lb via the same knot. Loop the end of your fly line via a loop knot like the double surgeons end knot, then use a loop to loop connection to join the leader to the fly line. string up, tie on a bugger and go get 'em!!!! BTW Happy B-day!!!!!!

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thanks for all the help and hints.

i just got back in from practicing and found out the more line you let out the higher you're arm needs to be

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This series of videos was very helpful to me when I got started (the link is to part 1 of the 3 part series):

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thanks for all the help and hints.

i just got back in from practicing and found out the more line you let out the higher you're arm needs to be

Hmmm, now where have I heard that?Throwing tip for starting out- Keep your elbow at least parallel to the ground, if not higher. HAHAHAHA

I'm glad you're out practicing.  Keep it up.

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thanks for those videos that helped alot. whenever it cools down this evening i'll go out there again. my dad told me that at the hiwassee river in tn the have a trophy trout section and we go to the ocoee often so i'll be able to practice there some

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