New to spey

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by tommyhawk, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. tommyhawk

    tommyhawk Active Member

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    Hello, title pretty much says it.

    But in starting spey fishing it has come to my attention now that all my friends and family are gear fisherman who think this new thing I'm doing is stupid.
    I'm not an expert, I can cast seemingly fine. I had a tremendous day dolly fishing last weekend that I will never forget....anyone want to split some gas and get out??
     
  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Good luck in your quest, I've met all my fishing partners while fishing
     
  3. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    When one comes out of the closet as a member of Spey Pride, acceptance by traditional gear family and friends often proves complicated. Time heals most wounds. Good luck.
     
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  4. Dan Page

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    If you like what you're doing, what does it matter what the others think? Just don't become a fly fishing snob. That's how I see it.
     
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  5. tommyhawk

    tommyhawk Active Member

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    I don't particularly care, I just don't get invited along anymore.
     
  6. DanielOcean

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    Good for you for mot following the group think. Welcome to the board and continue doing what interests you.
     
  7. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That's lame, snubbing you on the invites. But if you find yourself on this side of the state, I'd be glad to fish with you :) Grande Ronde, Clearwater, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    I'm not an expert, but I know where they fish :)
     
  8. tommyhawk

    tommyhawk Active Member

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    Thanks for the offer, I plan on coming that way.
     
  9. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I meet all my partners on Craigslist personals. To each their own I guess.
     
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  10. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    If you ever get a chance to meet Dan Page out on the Cowlitz, he is a great long line resourse
     
  11. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    outfish them once. shut them up forever
     
  12. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I still have a nice spinning set up for tossing spoons/spinners when I go fish with gear chucking friends, if only for the fact that we can stand close and BS while we fish, and are often covering different water.

    Its nice to have that versatility. Plus, swinging spoons is a great way to learn to swing a fly.