Beginner - "should read's"

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  1. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

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    Hello my name is Mike, I live in snohomish, although I've been an avid waterfowler for over 20 years at my duck club in chehalis, I've recently have been building a love for fly fishing. I find myself on the iPad watching these videos of incredible fishing adventures and know I can someday do it... At this point it's the "idea" of fly fishing that has me intrigued more than ever, since I have yet to fly fish outside of backyard practice. I am a brand new fly fisherman and I'm not afraid to get out and chase my goals, I am obviously looking to gain knowledge in anyway I can. Do you recommend any good books, instructional DVD, websites anything that is a great source of information? (Other than this forum) is there anyone willing to help out a Rookie?

    Thanks everyone. Hope to meet you guys on the river!
     
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  2. Matthew Kaphan

    Matthew Kaphan Active Member

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    A google search for Snohomish fly fishing club turned up this:

    http://www.evergreenflyclub.org/

    You should go to a meeting or two. Clubs are a great way to get introduced to the sport.

    M
     
  3. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

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    Thanks, I will look into that.
     
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    Hello and welcome. Take it from someone is is well deep into his first "real" season steelheading. You must stick with it. The absolute best thing to do is hire a guide to take you out. However, this may spark some negative comments but I do not suggest hiring a guide until you have really gotten your feet wet. Time after time of not catching anything, and learning this, and learning that, your thirst for knowledge grows and the ability to retain knowledge grows with it. I would say after about 4 months you should go with a guide because then you will have valid questions too. I heard Dec Hogan's book is a pretty good read but I am too cheap to purchase it. So get out there, get your line wet and accept what will come to you naturally. Above all HAVE FUN. Again welcome.
     
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    "A Steelheaders Way" Lani Waller
     
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    That is an excellent read. You can borrow it for free on kindle.
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Watch" Orvis's Guide To Fly-Fishing". its on WFN, 394 on Dish, or online. Also " The New Fly Fisher". Both TV shows
     
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    R00k Part time rookie

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    Daniel, thank you! How do you borrow on kindle? Never tried it.....
     
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    Shit man on the top of my head I can not remember. Heck if I can figure it out anyone can. I would say google is your friend on this one.
     
  10. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Read daniel's "a rookies log" thread
     
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    R00k Part time rookie

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    No worries man, I got it on iPad kindle... I heard sharing between iPads and kindle is difficult. Starting the book now
     
  12. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Never hire a guide. Man up. Buy beer. Learn to catch fish......oh, and buy beer.

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    A must read is The Orvis Guide To Reading Trout Streams. You will find yourself using it as a resource year after year. Reading the water is the most important thing for a newcomer to comprehend. It will help you catch fish wherever you fish, even on waters new to you.
     
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    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead, by Forrest Maxwell and John Shewey.
     
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    Jim Kerr , raincoastguides.com, has done all day clinics for a max of four anglers. I suggest you contact him and get in line for when he next schedules one. Jim is a great teacher and I found this clinic to be very beneficial.