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I am fairly new to the area and have been fishing SE Mn with good success but I don't know anyone else who flyfishes here. I was looking to see if anyone would be interested in car pooling this spring and doing some fishing. I have also been to the Brule a couple of times and hooked some steelies. If anyone is interested let me know. I also have a aluminum boat that is perfect for the small lakes and rivers for some Pike, Bass and Pannies..

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fishface

djlong,

I go down whenever time allows. Many times alone because of my schedule. E-mail me emtmedfish@hotmail. With gas prices car pooling would be great.

Jim

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yakfisher

I know I don't post to much in this board but I would be interested too, I also have a weird schedule too. pm me I'm also in the NW suburbs.

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YourBobersDown

I am thinking of starting to fly fish. I have absolutley no idea what to do or where to go but I have always been interested in learning. I think I am going to go get a fly rod and reel this week and start casting in the snow. If anyone is looking for a newbie to make fun of and possible take under their wing let me know. I am going to mexico in two months and would like to fly fish for some bone fish do you guys think that would be enough time to practice between now and then? Thanks for any help.

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Nate McVey

When I took my first trip to Mexico, I was fairly new to fly fishing. I had the basics down, but struggled "shooting my line", "single hauling" and certainly couldn't "double haul" (I still struggle with double hauling). Luckily I had a great guide that put me close enough that I didn't have to cast 50+ ft. and helped me a lot with my technique. When I got back and got to the river, I felt like a pro! My casts came easier (since I wasn't trying to cast a country mile), my form was better and I was more comfortable with my ability.

Working on your skills now will most certainly help. You may develop some bad habits, but more likely than not, you will get your form down and begin to learn how the line feels as you load and shoot. Check out this post for some more helpful hints and most importantly, don't get frustrated and just have fun

Fly Casting Tips

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DEADhead

I'd be willing to help but I'm on the other side fo the state from you guys. If you ever find your way over by DL/Fergus Falls/Fargo give a shout.

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fishface

Sorry about the short notice, but I'm going in about half an hour for SM.

E-mail quick.

I'll be going after trout within the next week or two. The more car pooling the more trips. This weather is GREAT!

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fishface

It was good.

I sure wish the Smallmouth season would stay open a little longer. It's already catch and release. Man it's fun!

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Oh Well...

If anyone wants a C&R trip to the trout streams soon I'll be heading that way some time. I do have some week days open.

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djlong

I lived in Florida for a few years and have also been to Mexico for saltwater flyfishing. I can tell you that it will be difficult for a beginner especially if the wind is blowing hard.If you are heading towards the Cancun Cozumel area and need a guide, I can give you the name of the service that I went out with. The guide was very good and we were into fish all day. I would try to take a few casting lessons or if you want to email me I can maybe meet up with you and give you some pointers. I am thinking of going next weekend to SE MN if the weather is nice and the season is still open for C&R. I have to check the regs. My email address is djong86@hotmail.com.

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