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Old 02-22-18, 06:31 PM   #1
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Talking I've kept ya'll waiting long enough. My first "official" trout.

So. Sometime last month, I was on youtube watching @Zeeee's Chattahoochee videos. Left a comment saying he should post more because I was interested in fly fishing. He messaged me saying he'd take me sometime and give me some lessons. Talked to him here and there for a few weeks.

Yesterday he asked me if I wanted to go and of course, I was down. He had extra boots, waders, life jacket. Practically set me up for success. We drove to the dam, parked, and walked down a good bit before finally getting into the water. He decided to tie on some flies of his own for me. Taught me how to tie a certain knot for two flies.

And then he taught me how to correctly mend and throw me fly back up stream. He didn't fish for like the first hour. Simply watched me fish and corrected me. That's some real teaching if you ask me.

After a while, the flies we were using didn't seem to be working so we switched things up. Some 2 hours after arriving, I finally managed to hook a fish and got him into the net, even though I was really scared I would lose him.

Fish.
Fish and I.

I'm not a huge fan of taking fish pictures with myself in them, but I was pretty dang happy, and trying to hold it all back lol.

Fished for about two more hours. Zach had some more fish caught. I was still at my one, but content with that. He said he saw me miss a few. I'm sure I did. Did a little exploring, checked out the other side of the island. Fell into a few pools and had some water drip into my waders, leading to jeans that I look like I pee'd in.

Overall, awesome day. Huge shoutout to Zach for the trip. May as well link his youtube as he'll be posting a video of today sometime. Here is the video
Also big shoutout to Splatek, who I've been nagging with questions for a while now. Still hasn't blocked my number

Thanks for reading!

Edit: Shoutout to dave375 (i think that was his username), met him in the parking lot and we talked some.

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Old 02-22-18, 06:44 PM   #2
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Congratulations Lumis.
Keep at it, practice whenever you can, even in the yard.
Soon you will be catching multiple fish per trip. And always remember its not always about catching sometimes its enjoying the outdoors and learning.
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Old 02-22-18, 06:57 PM   #3
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Good job, man! Way to stay at it!
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Old 02-22-18, 07:06 PM   #4
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Congrats, dude.
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Old 02-22-18, 07:18 PM   #5
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Good job you crossword solving fiend!

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Old 02-22-18, 07:51 PM   #6
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Thank you, thank you.

Now that I'm a self proclaimed expert, I can teach some of you rookies a lesson or two. For a small price of course. Such expertise has a cost.

I promise you no one can teach you to tangle your line like I can.
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Old 02-22-18, 08:00 PM   #7
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Old 02-22-18, 08:20 PM   #8
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Good job Lumis!
Hang in there. The right day,right fly, a little more experience and you are looking at a 20-30 fish day.
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Old 02-22-18, 09:05 PM   #9
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Thank you, thank you.

Now that I'm a self proclaimed expert, I can teach some of you rookies a lesson or two. For a small price of course. Such expertise has a cost.

I promise you no one can teach you to tangle your line like I can.
It is a true talent to tie a knot in mid air without using your fingers! Some people can sing, play musical instruments, paint, etc. We have the fingerless knot tying talent. I'm proud of it.
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Old 02-22-18, 09:39 PM   #10
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Good job. Welcome to the addiction.
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