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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the Bay Area!

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I've been fishing since I was a little girl. However, I am new to the sport of fly fishing. After joining my local fly fishing club and doing some group fishouts, my wrist is none too happy with me on multi-day trips. On my most recent trip to Pyramid Lake, a gramps next to me was hooking fish on almost every cast with his switch rod. Gramps had recently undergone shoulder surgery and the switch rod helped him fish. Being a young female has great advantages in a male dominated sport; males love to help seemingly helpless females. Well, gramps was nice enough to teach me his technique and I was hooking fish! I will still cast single handed rods, can't get away from that since my casting mentor is a world famous fly caster, but I am hoping to get into two handed fly fishing so that I can fish every day even with my tendonitis and carpal tunnel.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 06:12 PM
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Welcome to the Speypages !!
My daughter can somewhat relate to your story. She is 15yrs old and all the middle aged guys on the river can't understand how a young female teen can cast a two-hander better than them

There's trouble at the "old boys club"

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Jen,
Welcome to Speypages. There are great people here to meet. You will learn a lot. It is great to have another female voice in this community as well. My 9 year old daughter is a member here, called 'Fishergirl' and loves to cast the two hander and single hander. Two hand casting is so much fun! I wish you well as you learn.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:00 AM
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Hi Jen,

Welcome to the Speypages. I would like to echo Nate's comment regarding having more female voices. There is no reason I can think of that flyfishing should be a 'good old boys club' any longer. I look forward to the day when our sport can be viewed as a family endeavor, inclusive all the perspective women have to offer. Best wishes with your two-handed casting.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 12:52 PM
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Hey Jen:

Was the old guy named Dave? I sent my friend Dave with a switch rod I gave him as a present and he was at Pyramid lake. He told me another fisher hit him up for flies and started catching fish. I bet it was you.

Small world- welcome to Speypages.

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Welcome Jen!
It is nice to have some ladies on here. Speypages a cool place to learn new things. I think you will catch onto double handed fishing quickly. Hope you like it here,

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes!! Hope to see you out on the water
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Hey Jen:

Was the old guy named Dave? I sent my friend Dave with a switch rod I gave him as a present and he was at Pyramid lake. He told me another fisher hit him up for flies and started catching fish. I bet it was you.

Small world- welcome to Speypages.

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Unfortunately, I did not get Gramps name. However, I did inquire about his setup and he was using an Echo Boost Beach rod with a Teeny 350.
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