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  • First time fly-fishing, and I got my first fish! It ain’t much, but I’m psyched for tomorrow!

    Posted by Luna on June 23, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    First time fly-fishing, and I got my first fish! It ain’t much, but I’m psyched for tomorrow!

    Luna replied 1 week, 2 days ago 2 Members · 28 Replies
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  • fishbiscuitsz

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    🍿

  • _Googan1234

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Came to the comments expecting a bloodbath but was pleasantly surprised at the constructive criticism

  • philsflies

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    That is a pretty little brown. As much as I love going hog hunting for the big ones, I’ll always have a special spot in my heart for working small streams for some little ones.

    Good on you for accepting everyone’s criticism and tips so openly; people get a little wild over keepin em wet here, but it’s only because they care. It can definitely be off putting to beginners. You don’t see too many people respond as positively as you do. You’re gonna do great with that willingness to learn!

  • antilohman

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Glad you got your first fish on the fly, I bet your hooked.
    Trout are a very sensitive fish, it is best not handle them if possible and wet your hands if you do have to grab them. Also try to keep them in a net to unhook them.

  • togu12

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Congrats on your first fish on the fly! It’s a rush of a feeling to hook, fight, and land fish with fly gear.

    Others will likely comment on this but for future catches, keep in mind that trout are very sensitive fish and should stay in the water as much as possible and never be placed on dry ground or rocks if they’re going to be released. [Keep Fish Wet] (https://www.keepfishwet.org) is a great organization with plenty of great pointers and tips on fish handling with the health of the fish as the number one priority if you’d like to learn more about it.

  • sb_78

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    He ded

  • Monachetti36

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Love it! Keep ‘em wet!

  • hammyFbaby

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    The first time I posted on this sub I was gripping the trout like a bass. I learned my lesson and many more since then. I’m so excited for your new found passion, it is quite the rabbit hole. Best of luck to you friend.

  • demoodllaeraew

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Conservation is an
    Important part of fishing. That wee trout is unlikely to survive after being placed on dry possibly warm stones. Keep them wet! Wet your hands before you touch them. Unless you are going to eat them. Well done on your first catch.

  • Strider3200

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Great colors!

  • YakFish1517

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Congrats!! I am always proud when I catch a fish but there’s something about fly fishing that makes it feel like a heck of an accomplishment.

  • Amous2121

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Nice man! Also, good on you for embracing the learning here (rocks, wet, etc.). We all start somewhere. Fly fishing is about the most addictive thing I’ve ever done. Plus, you get to go see some beautiful places. Enjoy your fly fishing journey, it’s something that is never truly mastered.

  • woodspoonwarrior

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Get your self a rubber fishing net and some hemostats and you will be golden! Great attitude about being open to criticism, everyone has to learn at some point. If this is your first fish, that means that means you have done the absolute least amount of harm possible to learn from making this mistake. Tight lines, have a blast my friend!

  • FredFries_____

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    I actually reject the notion of “it ain’t much.” Every trout I’ve ever caught has given me bliss, regardless of size

  • Jerreme72

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Get him wet n back in the water and maybe you can catch him again sometime.

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