Fall River Fly Rod Yard Test

I knew this was going to happen.

After the yard flooding torrential down pours and the lightning hitting the neighborhood trees finally departed, I pried open the shipping tube.

Perused through a couple of the written things quickly, put together the rod and reel and pulled out some line.

Second cast, 40 feet right where I wanted it.

I was stunned.

After a few minutes of annoying my wife, using her as a target by hitting her with the line as she walked around the yard 40-50 feet out, I tried the dreaded roll cast.

This is something I can’t do with my other 3 fly rods and I must do on the creeks I fish.

Perfect to 30 feet on the first try and all subsequent attempts.

Stunned again.

I have a very slow, deliberate, methodical way of fishing with my spinning gear.

Fly fishing friends say I use it like a fly rod.

I now know why I only use fly rods a couple of times a year.

I now know what they’re shortcomings are.

It’s me.

I’m built for bamboo…

7 thoughts on “Fall River Fly Rod Yard Test

    1. Ken G Post author

      I don’t do it often Howard, so don’t get used to it :-)

      Had it out on the river today. Was doing well till the wind started blowing in my face. Cutting that wind is a bitch. Something else to learn I guess.

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      1. walt franklin

        Ken,
        I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes to target the wife or daughter with a cast fly line while they’re walking around the yard and trying to work. Another neat trick is to tease the cats with a vibrating rod tip over their heads, but don’t try that with brand new cane!

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        1. Ken G Post author

          Walt, I wound up getting hosed, but it was hotter than hell out so I think I got the better end of the deal.

          I still may tease the squirrels with a peanut on the line…

          The rod will remain away from the cats. The world is there scratching post and I’m sure they would love the feel of that bamboo.

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            1. Ken G Post author

              Got a pretty good taste of both of those today. Especially the tip wrapping. At 5′ 9″ I don’t have the longest arms in the world. Got a bit annoying…

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