How in the world can anyone afford to start fly fishing?

 

This begs the question. Who was the person who created fly fishing? It certainly wasn’t the go into debtfishing gear guy? Why does it seem like the “fishing experts” want you to spend a billion dollars just to get started? Well you can if you want but i wouldn’t. If you think about it, the creation of fly fishing had to have began with a stick and some string. So how is it now that the “fishing experts” say that as a starter member of the “elite” fly fishing community you must spend a billion $ as beginner just to get going? Well you don’t.

Fly fishing is fun yo and it’s for everyone and it certainly doesn’t require that you break the bank, take out a loan or borrow from your grandparents to get out on the water and catch some fish. Take it from someone who used to sneak into his roomates room and “barrow” his fly fishing gear for the day or maybe a weekend or maybe a week, nothing has ever been proven, that if you just take a look at what’s out there and get an understanding of exactly what is needed to start you will find that it’s a lot more simpler than you might think.

Here is how I MacGyvered my way into fly fishing, which for the record, I think is the most amazing way to macgyverenjoy the great outdoors whether it’s with your family, your friends or just you. Ok let’s get started, check this out. As a young boy, well a college student, that’s young rite? I was basically dragged by my roommate to go out with him and try this fly fishing thing. I don’t know how he new it but after only one day i was hooked, see what i did there, and after i got tired of stealing, I meen “borrowing” my roommate’s fly gear, all I could think about was how I was going to get my own gear so I could fish whenever I wanted. I started demoing fly rods, letting the fly shop’s believe that i was interested in purchasing their high end equipment. I bought a cheap fanny pack that held all of my flies, tippet and line nippers, believe me it was nothing like what is out there today. I stole some thick wool socks from my father and an old pair of his work boots for wading. This how I got started fishing as a broke college student who just wanted to fish and get outdoors.

The point of this article is to show how with a little research and some investigation you can get into this great sport on a budget. Here is what i would do. Start with a fly rod and reel combo or a fly rod and reel kit. This is what I started with, you can spend between $200.00 to $500.00 for an awesome fly fishing starter kit that you can use and decide how much more you want to grow in this sport. Then get some nice wading boots and finish it off with waders and all the cool accessories that come with this sport. These don’t have to be purchased all at once, take your time and make sure this is something that you want to do and or explore.

My guide to fly fishing equipment for beginning fly fishing

  1. Rod and reel combo kit / package
  2. •Wading boots
  3. Waders, make sure they are breathable
  4. Accessories, this is where it gets fun
  5. •Enjoy your surroundings and have fun with you family and buddies

I love fly fishing and I hope if you decide to get involved in this amazing adventure that you will enjoy the journey. Take your time and remember that you dont have to spend a billion just to have a great time.

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Fly fishing rivers with higher water

During spring the water run off increases the flow of most rivers. During this time, not only can fly fishing be more difficult but it also can be very dangerous. Any time you are wading or boating on rivers it is important to be respectful of the water. Its important to understand that currents and eddies may not look, on the surface, as powerful as they are and can be. Especially during spring when rivers can usually be at their highest levels its important to be respectful of the strength and power of fast moving water. When I fish in the spring I like to take some extra fly fishing gear. Whether I’m wet wading or fishing out of a boat I pack a solar blanket, extra waterproof jacket and socks as well as a life jacket, fire starter and maybe some hand warmers. So, if you are fly fishing this spring make sure you respect the water and be prepared for any situation you may get yourself in.

Spring fly fishing

The run off will begin soon and stream and river fly fishing will be confined to tail waters. This year with our amazing snow totals, it may even be difficult to fly fish these as well. As a good alternative I like to hit the lakes and hit the banks for trout as well as bass. Believe me this can be a hoot! There usually isn’t a hatch so a good streamer or woolly bugger does the trick. Hey its fishing and its fun! Its also a good way to just get out doors and enjoy this amazing season. Fishing is fishing but its exciting to realize that its just around the corner.

Rainy Days

Its a rainy day here in Utah and it reminds me of one of my favorite fishing trips. Me, Jerry and Rose, Rose is one of the best fishing

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Rose the fly fishing dog

companions in the world, were in Flaming Gorge and as we woke it was a torrential down pour. We decided to skip the commitment of the 5 hour float down the Green river and decided to wet wade the smaller Carter Creek. We all had a blast. It was wet and cold but we didn’t care, we spent about three hours that day walking this 10′ ish wide and 2′ ish deep river taking turns catching 8″ to 12″ trout. We must of both caught 30 fish each! It was amazing and Rose was in heaven running and playing and just being the great dog that she is.

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And just when you thought we were done, we’re going to do them all over again with captions!

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The rest of this paragraph is filler for the sake of seeing the text wrap around the 150×150 image, which is left aligned.

As you can see the should be some space above, below, and to the right of the image. The text should not be creeping on the image. Creeping is just not right. Images need breathing room too. Let them speak like you words. Let them do their jobs without any hassle from the text. In about one more sentence here, we’ll see that the text moves from the right of the image down below the image in seamless transition. Again, letting the do it’s thang. Mission accomplished!

And now for a massively large image. It also has no alignment.

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The image above, though 1200px wide, should not overflow the content area. It should remain contained with no visible disruption to the flow of content.

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Feels good to be right all the time.

And now we’re going to shift things to the right align. Again, there should be plenty of room above, below, and to the left of the image. Just look at him there… Hey guy! Way to rock that right side. I don’t care what the left aligned image says, you look great. Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.

In just a bit here, you should see the text start to wrap below the right aligned image and settle in nicely. There should still be plenty of room and everything should be sitting pretty. Yeah… Just like that. It never felt so good to be right.

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