my son caught his first fish on the fly

sunflowersunflower Posts: 414 Deckhand

... not much of a fisherman, but he showed an interest so we went out this weekend and he made some casts. A lot of blind casting, he missed a few fish on the strike, and finally he hooked what I thought was big pinfish. We can both die happy.


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  • sparse greysparse grey Posts: 1,743 Captain
    Well done & nice pic. Thanks for sharing.
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  • jakejake Posts: 324 Officer
    Nothing wrong with them! My favorite trash fish.
  • ShadowcastShadowcast Posts: 1,009 Officer
    Pompano is a great way to break in!!
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  • sunflowersunflower Posts: 414 Deckhand

    Dear Jake and Shadow,

    thanks for the kind thoughts. It was a hoot. He had never fought a fish with a fly-rod, and got caught between stripping the flsh in, and it running enough to get to the reel. He finally stripped it in, with much anxiety about breaking it off. When it hit the deck, he breathed and was relieved as if he had just run 100 meters. Hilarious. He said it was all anxiety about letting ME down, because he knew how much I wanted him to get a fish.

    Great kid.


    grace finds goodness in everything ...

  • mangohunter11mangohunter11 Posts: 442 Officer
    Dope! Congrates to his first fish on Fly!
  • deerflydeerfly Posts: 711 Officer
    that's awesome, tasty too. Maybe the boy will take a liken to it now that he's got one under the belt.
    "impossibility cannot be concluded from a sample of failed efforts" - Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • SUPER DSUPER D Posts: 634 Officer
    Nice way to start, great looking fish.


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