Well, I finally gave fly fishing for trout a shot this past weekend. I had messed around with a flyrod in the past but it was on ponds for panfish and it usually resulted in me getting myself tangled in flyline or the wind blowing the fly back and burying it in the crown of my head.
My buddy has flyfished all over the country and even did some guiding in his younger days. He's been bugging me to try it so I took him to my camp this past weekend. He hooked me up with a nice little 7.5 ft 3 wt Lefty Kreh series rod and some hare's ear nymphs (I kept calling them "ear hair" nymphs because it really seemed to annoy him. You flyfishing guys can be so uptight
) Well, anyway, I missed one on the first cast and caught two on my next two casts. He told me, "you got it, I'll see ya later" and we split up. I have to admit I had a ball. I caught around 30 fish and missed countless others. We fished Spring Creek mainly near my camp and my buddy really liked the stream. Nice scenery and a good amount of fish to be had. Ran into a few other guys and got a kick out of the look on their faces when they asked what I was using and I told them "some bug looking thing". (Seriously, some of you fly guys need to lighten up
) Later that day, we fished a branch of the Tionesta near Sheffield. My biggest fish was a 15" brown. I was having so much fun it never occurred to me to take any pictures. Well, the last fish of the day was also the prettiest so I snapped a pic. A pretty brookie caught on an "ear hair" nymph.
And to top it off, I never once got tangled up in line and didn't bury the fly in the crown of my head or any other part of my body for that matter.