New to list, C&R question - Fly Fishing Forum
Getting Started The only dumb question is the one not asked

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-12-2005, 09:23 PM
EddieF's Avatar
EddieF EddieF is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shenandoah River, VA, MD, WV
Posts: 11
New to list, C&R question

Hi. This is my first summer fly fishing (for all intents and purposes, my first summer fishing at all, although I used to go as a kid and catch bluegill from time to time). And I am absolutely hooked. I have taken a casting class and practice regularly and read everything I can get my hands on.

I started out fishing for smallmouth in the Shenandoah near my house. Man, are they fun! And I've recently tried for some trout in a nearby stream. In two trips I have caught three nice rainbows. The most recent catch is the one I have a question about.

This was a beautiful fish, my best ever, about 16" (if my little picture shows up to the side, that's the one). I did NOT want this opportunity to pass without a quick picture. I was very careful with this fish, but was standing in a creek on slippery ground. I had to get him to shore and put the net down. I took a quick picture, struggled a little with the hook (they are so much harder to handle than the smallmouth I'm used to -- so muscular and slippery), but had him back in the water in fairly short order. But it took quite some time for him to revive, it really worried me for a minute. But then he finally snapped out of it and swam away very strongly (I was holding his tail waiting and when he took off, there was no holding him back).

But it took a lot longer than I expected. Is this normal? The other two trout I caught didn't have this problem. Does it sound like I hurt this fish? I know as I gain experience I'll get more efficient at removing hooks and stuff, but in the meantime I don't want to hurt these fish.

Sorry for the very long and boring first post. I have another question but I'll post it separately (and shorter).

Reply With Quote

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WSC Auction List & Reminder rich_simms Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 1 01-24-2007 01:09 AM
Hello & a question Hooey Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 0 12-30-2005 11:47 PM
Leader & Tippet Question stxabyss Getting Started 6 04-07-2005 01:10 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)