I bought myself a little present this fall, wanting to get into fly fishing pretty badly. i picked up a fly rod, and took the beginners fly class with Brian from Sea Run recently. practiced in the park for the past couple weeks and felt i was ready for some real practice experience. i picked up a few flies from Hatch Match'r this morning and hit up the Stave River for my first time trying my fly rod on water. I had a lot of fun with my buddy for a few hours, testing our luck. it was also his first time trying fly fishing on water as well. Needless to say, we lost a couple flies, tangled up our leaders pretty good a few times, and didn't get a single bite. but we had a great afternoon, and im hoping it will only improve with more time out on the water. Hopefully i don't have to wait too long before i can hook into a nice cutthroat on my fly rod.
Here's to future, and more productive stories to come