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East Coast Dave

Where do I get started ?

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I had a buddy of mine give me a new g-Loomis  Nativerun 9' 9wt Quinault 4 pic rod and  a Orvis Hydros Lg Arbor Reel V a few years back.  I had every intention of learning how to fly fish and being that guy on Silver Kings.... Well life gets in the way and when I had time to go, I went with the spinning reel. Well I have decided I finally want to commit the time and learn how to fish with a fly rod.

I assume the first place to start would be casting lessons?  Do you know of any good fly clubs near Ormond Beach?  I have pretty dirty water where I fish and it usually redfish, snook, trout and the occasional tarpon if that helps with any advice. I travel to Jacksonville and Orlando for work a lot so I could always utilize clubs etc to help learn more about the sport, casting mechanics and just general information.

I assume after a while it makes sense to learn how to tie flies myself and all that good stuff but at this point I just trying to figure out any shortcuts or anything I could do to shorten the learning curve. 

 

Thanks again.

 

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For starters, check the Orvis website. They have some very useful video presentations available. Some of the videos are geared toward freshwater flyfishing but the fundamentals which they discuss are the same as for saltwater. 

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13 hours ago, Convertible13 said:

Lefty Kreh put out a great video on fly casting. He might be the best caster there is. I saw him shoot a line 80 feet with only half a fly rod.

Do you know which one?  Looking on Amazon seems there are a few. 

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