new years resolution

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feelinminnesota
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new years resolution

Postby feelinminnesota » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:00 pm

hi all.
i am spin fisherman who has vowed to improve my fly fishing skills this comming year. i am a novice in every aspect of the sport. i have a nice setup thanks to my wonderfull wife. i need advice on what flies to use.
i will be fishing the stanislaus from goodwin dam to knights ferry. i have a few spots i can get them on spinners, and have even gotten some small fish on dry flys. i have much better luck with the spinning rod but really want to get some decent fish on the reddington this year. any advive would be greatly appreciated.
i am always looking for a fishing buddy too, though i do like the solitude.
anyone living in or around the oakdale area, would love some advice on other spots for all species.
thanks guys,
see ya on the water.
Neil

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Postby Bonvo » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:22 pm

I was in the same situation about 8 years ago. Thought I could just buy some flies and start fishing. After a couple of years of catching few fish, my brother in law and I hired a guide in the eastern Sierra. OMG! What an eye opener. Nmphing under an indicator. Leaning about world of bugs--entemology--it completely changed our fly fishing lives. We caught a ton of fish when no one was able to. Do yourself a favor. Hire a guide and learn his world. You will take the fast track to knowing what you're doing. Check out a fly shop near you and ask around for a good guide. We were lucky. The first guide we had is one of the best in California--Harry Blackburn. We have since used him a number of times to learn new waters and new tactics. BTW we are not well to do by any means. If I had to do it over again, I would have hired a guide right away. Good luck and welcome to a life long passion. You won't go back to spin fishing.

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Postby feelinminnesota » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:23 am

thanks bonvo,
i have looked at a guide that fishes the stan and toulemne. i would love to do a guided trip, perhaps it could be a fathers day gift to myself this year.
Neil

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Postby feelinminnesota » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:31 am

i have read that the first of the year can be a great time to get a big bow out of the stan. they say the big trout are actively feeding on young salmon. i was wondering if any body has a streamer pattern that will work. or for that matter how do you work a streamer, tight line or under an indicator? i have the 1st and 2nd off, and plan to hit the river in a few spots around knights ferry and the goodwin dam.
perhaps you will see me. i'll be the one with 7 or 8 knots in my leader :lol:
Neil

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knights ferry

Postby mann52 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:48 pm

Hi Neil,
The Stan does pick up at the beginning of the year. Be careful though, I made the mistake of going there after many years overseas, & the sign says "0 limit". Cool I thought, we can catch as many as we want. :lol:
English can be a hard language for us. Fortunately, nothing happened. No catch that time.
Keith (Sonora)

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Postby feelinminnesota » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:37 am

"0 limit". Cool I thought, we can catch as many as we want.



that makes sense to me :lol:
Neil

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Re: new years resolution

Postby jhonharry » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:31 am

i will be fishing the stanislaus from goodwin dam to knights ferry. i have a few spots i can get them on spinners, and have even gotten some small fish on dry flys. i have much better luck with the spinning rod but really want to get some decent fish on the reddington this year.
jhonharry


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