I blame my boyfriend (in a good way) for introducing me to this, and now I only want to get better and catch the bigger fish. But for the most part, I truly enjoy it. I am fascinated by all the aspects of it, and I respect everyone that is interested in fly-fishing, and I also respect the environment we use and the fish we catch.
So didn't you start out with humpies on every cast and then moved straight to steelhead, and got four in one trip? You completely skipped over sunnies and trout! I fear you may be, as we say in the South, "ruirnt." "Spolt." Spoiled.
Good for you.
p.s. I'm glad the little lady has her thing(s) and I have mine. But then we get together because opposites attract.
Oh I love trout fishing too. I went to the Methow before I caught the pinks and steelhead and caught lots of small trout there. I am so new to this sport, but every time I go, I am surprised by how much I learn and how much I love it more every time.
Went out today, and hooked a nice sized Coho (when intending for cutthroat) and it jumped clear out of the water then ran out so quickly that it broke my fly line and took it with him. That was so thrilling to see that- even though I was disappointed in not landing it- it was still beautiful to see.
Lisa, I'm not trying to diss on any fly fishing ladies, I just know that once children rear their heads, the "who gets to stay home and watch the kids while the epic hatch is happening" question tends to break homes.
I'm sure it can be done, but most men aren't that strong.
I saw something today I've never seen before.
A very cute gal fishing SH rod and catching trout (not a surprise), and was wearing pastel pink breathable waders (surprise, new to me).
Her casting wasn't so hot but then her male companion was only doing slightly better... it was good to see them out there having fun regardless. I three stepped down on them and rotated back up to stay out of their way, so never said hi or anything, but still it good to see. I'm pretty sure they both hooked up at least once. So, very cool.
The last time I saw my wife in waders was up in Alaska a few years back. When we got home we found out she was pregnant. We figured out she was not only grumpy at me for fishing reasons, but also hormones.
I have several lady friends that fish, but none of them have children and I think all of them are in relationships. Regardless, I don't think any of them would have anything to do with an Alaskan Bobber fishermen.
I have practiced with a 2-hander before. In fact, it was at a clinic in Monroe where that my boyfriend brought me with him to so that I could see what fly-fishing was all about (before I had ever held onto a fishing rod), and the first rod I practiced casting in water was a spey rod. A good friend of mine, Bert Kinghorn, told me that I did a pretty good job for my first time using one. (Thanks Bert!) And my boyfriend was impressed as well. But since then, I really have only used single-hand rods when actually fishing. I am trying to perfect that style before I dive into spey rods full-force. I love the fight with steelhead and salmon on the single-hander. So fun and a lot more action.
As for my "beau", I'm definitely not out-fishing him. But he said I am doing great compared to other beginners, and he is the best fishing mentor (and boyfriend) that I could ask for. That being, it's probably not common for a couple to be able to successfully be good at both. We are a great team in both aspects so far. :beer2:
April Vokey and Hannah Belford look pretty hot to me. OK guys, if you're gonna pay for a steelhead guide - would you prefer one of these ladies or some grizzled old codger who would scare the shiat out of your kids??? These Canadian Guidettes can show me where to cast my sink tip anyday...