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Hello. Yesterday I went fishing with my dad, Steelchromedome. First we went to a little creek that my dad hadn't been to in 13 year's. But after all the heat we had last summer, a lot of the creek had dried up, and there was only a few pools. We fished for about half an hour, then went to our local river. We went out on a rock and my dad helped me cast a single hander. We fished a 6'2" 2 weight rod. There were pink albert mayflies, golden stoneflies, caddis, and we saw one salmon fly. My dad tied on a pink albert emerger dry fly. We talked earlier about waiting to set the hook untill the fish takes the fly underwater. Well, there was a fish that came up twice to eat hatching mayflies. It took a couple tries to get the fly over the fish. Then my cast landed in the right spot. As the fly drifted I saw a splash and my fly went under. I waited a moment then set the hook and I felt tugging and realized the fish was on! I got very excited and my heart started racing. The fish tore line off the click and pawl reel and it made a buzzing noise as the fish ran down stream. After a fight that lasted a couple minutes I brought in a nice rainbow trout. I felt so excited my first trout on a dry fly.
 

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Fishing dry flies to a specific fish (“headhunting”) is as exciting as it gets - its like the long putt by the golfer getting closer and closer to the hole. The crowd in your head gets louder and louder the closer the fly gets to the fish and aaaaaah, doh. Or aaaaaah, yes! ...on every cast. I laugh just as much at the “Dohs” as the hook ups for some reason. Sometimes just knowing for sure the fish had a look at it is enough.

Way to go! Now you are a fly fishing goner for sure! There is no antidote.

Better retire that fly - that is an important one for you for sure!
 

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Hello again Trillium! Congratulations lass, and bloody well done. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write about it as well. You certainly made me smile in the middle of a difficult day. I also noticed that your writing is still improving, and that you have described things perfectly. You should be proud of your efforts.
Here's an interesting one for you.... My daughter is now the age of your Mum (that's a guess) and guess what she STILL does whenever she hooks a fish? She squeals…very loudly. It drives her husband crazy, but it just makes me laugh and remember what it was like when she was a little girl your age, and caught her first trout on a dry fly.
Tight lines Trillium, many of us are hoping you have a fishy summer. I hope you keep writing about it.
Regards...Jimmy
 

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Hello again Trillium! Congratulations lass, and bloody well done. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write about it as well. You certainly made me smile in the middle of a difficult day. I also noticed that your writing is still improving, and that you have described things perfectly. You should be proud of your efforts.
Here's an interesting one for you.... My daughter is now the age of your Mum (that's a guess) and guess what she STILL does whenever she hooks a fish? She squeals…very loudly. It drives her husband crazy, but it just makes me laugh and remember what it was like when she was a little girl your age, and caught her first trout on a dry fly.
Tight lines Trillium, many of us are hoping you have a fishy summer. I hope you keep writing about it.
Regards...Jimmy

Thank you for all your sweet comments. I will keep you posted.
 

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it's all right... I'll be 'that' guy...

enjoy every minute, mate.
the key words there are 'every minute'.

cheers mate,
still waiting for mine to return to the planet,

shawn
Thanks Shawn,
Sage advice indeed! Time does fly by rapidly. I hope your daughter comes around soon.

Thanks everyone for the great comments and support.

Nate
 

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Fantastic thread !! Great story !!
Congratulations Trillium, a trout taking a dry fly is magical :smokin::smokin:
You have a great dad ... probably because you are a great daughter :):)


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Great job, Fisher girl! Sharing that story with us lets us share in a wonderful experience for you and your Dad, and also brings to our minds our first trout. You did a great job describing the moment. You have a knack for telling a story in a way that puts your reader right there! Keep fishing and keep writing.

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First trout on a dry fly, a magical moment and a milestone memory you will treasure the for the rest of your life.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience.
Best regards,
Bob
 

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Great update, Fishergirl! You make a great addition (and perspective) to this forum. Brings me back to my first trout on a dry (rainbow, hopper, beaver pond outside McCoy, CO, 1977) and memories of my Dad. I hope to see my 13 year old son get his first dry fly Golden this weekend in the backcountry near Yosemite, and will have to show him your post for inspiration.

Also hope to run into you and your Dad sometime - we fish some of the same waters.
 

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Great update, Fishergirl! You make a great addition (and perspective) to this forum. Brings me back to my first trout on a dry (rainbow, hopper, beaver pond outside McCoy, CO, 1977) and memories of my Dad. I hope to see my 13 year old son get his first dry fly Golden this weekend in the backcountry near Yosemite, and will have to show him your post for inspiration.

Also hope to run into you and your Dad sometime - we fish some of the same waters.
Great comments. Have fun fishing for goldens with your son. Feel free to PM me when you are fishing up North in California (or South Oregon).

Nate
 
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