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Old 08-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Flyfishing and Homebrewing is there any connection?

So I have noticed a few screen names (including my own) or avatars that have to do with flyfishing, and that made me wonder how many homebrewers flyfish. The two seem to kind of fit together if you think about it. It's kind of a natural progression in both hobbies. Beer drinkers typically go from BMC to craft beers to homebrewing. For me fishing went to flyfishing to fly tying and guiding.

The same folks who have that inner drive to learn more about the beer they're drinking and to go so far as to brew their own would almost certainly have that same drive in their other hobbies... Right?

So, how many homebrewing flyfishermen are on HBT?

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Spent yesterday running around the Chesapeake Bay waving my 10wt for Cobia (fuitlessly I might add). Got home and cracked a nice Cream ale I brewed up. So yeah count me as one.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Yep. Just spent the last three hours flyfishing on my local creek. Was a crap day for fishing, weather wise and I didn't get a single take, but it sure beats work! Saw some nice fish though. Probably be out there tomorrow doing the same thing.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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I am a fly fisherman and a flytyer AND I am a beer drinker and a homer brewer - Coincidence?!

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I still have my 8.5' St Croix flyrod. I love flyfishin for trout. I love how rainbows tailwalk in slow-mo like flipper or somethin. Magical moments for shure. I caught the most rainbows (biggest 13.5") on this dumb fly I tied out of floresent green wings & yellow thread body on a long shank hook.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:41 AM   #6
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I'm a regular fisherman. There's not a lot of great opportunity for fly fishing by me and my dad doesn't do it so I never learned. Would love to some day though! Only thing close that can you can fly fish for is steelhead in some of the creeks in northern Indiana. Respect for you fly fishermen.

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I flyfish a bit but do a lot more standard fishing and ocean fishing anymore.

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I fly fish. I don't get a lot of chances in SoCal to do it but I have loved it when I get to go elsewhere.

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Love flyfishing. Don't get out nearly enough.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by lowtones84
I'm a regular fisherman. There's not a lot of great opportunity for fly fishing by me and my dad doesn't do it so I never learned. Would love to some day though! Only thing close that can you can fly fish for is steelhead in some of the creeks in northern Indiana. Respect for you fly fishermen.
I live in Arkansas and the trout fishing is phenomenal, but I love to flyfish for all species. Bluegill and other sunfish are a blast on a flyrod and dry fly. And flyfishing for smallmouth bass is one of my facorite things to do! It's definitely not just for trout.
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