First fly you caught a fish on???

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. YAMMY

    YAMMY Member

    A Royal Coachman--Kootney river below Nelson
  2. surfnsully

    surfnsully Active Member

    Hares Ear on Trillium Lake near Mt Hood on a stocker rainbow.
  3. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    Brown bugger with a red tail in Lake Mamie, Mammoth Lakes.
  4. fishunt

    fishunt Member

    Black Carey special on a lake in the Potholes. The small sizes were maybe mistaken for a chironomid, which I didn't have a clue what that was back then.
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  5. kmac

    kmac Active Member

    Prince Nymph on the Bogachiel river in July, 8-10" trout.
  6. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

    Some non-descript cheap wet fly I got out of mix of flies at a local sporting goods in my hometown in PA kinda like what I've seen in Big 5 Sports. Caught a 10" small mouth bass in Sherman's Creek in South Central PA and was happy as could be.
  7. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

    I think it was called a Drunken Crab.Crazy Crab? Anyway, caught a surf perch off the beach in front of the Del Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island, San Diego.

    First trout was caught on a deer hair beetle on the Kaweah River in Sequoia Nat'l Park.
  8. NewTyer1

    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

    The first fly I used that I caught my first fly rod fish on was an Orvis Jassid that I tied from a Orvis fly tying kit.
  9. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Wow u tied they fly u caught ur first fish on?
  10. Shaun Martin

    Shaun Martin Member

    Size 16 Yellow Palmer. Little River, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. A fat brown trout scarfed it up as the fly drifted past a rock in the middle of the river. I'll never forget that take!
  11. smallieFanatic

    smallieFanatic Kind of a B-boy.

    A #12 Wire Nymph soft hackle, it was a rainbow trout on a small stream just out of town.
    It was also one of the first few flies I learned to tie.
  12. pdev

    pdev Salmon On the Fly

    Thev First Fly I caught a fish on was the first fly I tied. It was supposed to be a double humped Tom Thumb as I remember but when finished I just called it a Big Ugly. It was a size 12 I think and on my first cast i got my first fish!What luck I thought, but after numerous C&R i was hooked and have been a FF since. I still tie the Big Ugly and it always works. The commercial ones work too once they are beat up and take on the magical characteristics of the Big
  13. The Dude

    The Dude Member

    I have no idea whats it was called, but I caught an 8 inch rainbow on the San Miguel river in CO.
  14. Gary C. Brown

    Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

    Royal Coachman on Bear Creek in my back yard in Utah. Houses there now.
  15. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Seems like a lot of the good spots that has happened to.:(
  16. rwbailey05

    rwbailey05 GO COUGS

    Olive Bugger... Pacific Creek. Mid Day strip through a deep hole, have the picture someplace. The trout did make an impact but i have to say that my first steelhead really is what screwed me!
  17. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

    Black bugger, seeps lake rainbow.
  18. 2506

    2506 Member

    A red ant on the Rogue.
  19. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    I only remember that the fish was a rainbow, it was small and the fly was nondescript. Probably something that looked really good to me and who cares what the fish think. I may have bought a plastic bag full of them at the local sporting goods store. Three for $0.25 kind of flies.

    I do recall that it awoke an addiction in me that I have not been able to control for the last fifty years.


    I was 12 and running a double per grandpa’s instruction. I had a #16 royal stimulator on top with a #14 Joe Hopper on bottom. Joe got eaten by a 22” Montana Brown.