- Oct 7, 2010
got my cheap little 4wt today at wal mart along with some split shots,strike indicators,leader material and ordered my flies for the fly getogether after school. begged mom to go back to black rock again so i could test my newly aquired combo. could not be happier as far as performance. casts dries and heavy nymph setups pretty good. got 2 fish on a peacock elk hair caddis size 12 and the biggest fish was on a size 10 bead head caddis larva nymphed with an extra shot to get it down. until today i have never fought a good sized cutthroat on a trout sized fly rod.. man was that fight amazing.. the fish jumed 3 times and took a small amount of line, my rod was doubled over.. would not expect this from a decent sized trout. this is way better then my 8wt! :lol: im already in love with my cheap little 4wt those trout fight harder then i ever imagined.. my first trout on a trout sized fly rod was everything i hoped it would be and more. I still have a grin on my face from my rod bein doubled over. now, i do have pictures i took with my sisters phone, we are going to get service for it tomorrow possibly and i will send the pics to my email, or i have to wait until we get the usb cable next week. either way i will have pics . i want to sa thank you to everyone on here who helped me get started with fly fishing.especially bigsteel who let me fight the cutthroat on his 9wt and offered to help me learn vital fly fishing skills like mending (my mending still needs work gunna have to help me next time we fish dave! :lol: ) you all turned me into a somewhat succesful fly angler, i have caught fish on dries, streamers and nymphs now and i feel pretty acomplished. this has me sooo excited for the fly fishing getogether and my future fly fishing adventures. it also makes me feel good that the mortality rate is lower then that of spinner fishing which use to be my main method of angling. forgot to mention i left my spinning rod at home today and he might stay there for quite a while!