I need some help merging my two favorite hobbies.....

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Chunsum J Choi Veteran Member • Posts: 8,432
Re: I need some help merging my two favorite hobbies.....

Carl Schofield wrote:

I used to be a fanatic flyfisherman until severe arthritis in my neck cured that addiction. Most of my fishing was for spring and fall run landlocked salmon and brown trout in small to moderate size lake tributaries. I also always carried a camera, but I found that I really didn't need to get in the water with the fish to catch them so that solved my worries about dunking the camera. I became quite proficient at roll casting in tight situations.

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Trout/Salmon runs around here means accessible shorelines are full of anglers every 10-15 ft or so. That's too crowded for me. The crowd is thinner in the water, but still too crowded for overhead casting so a short rod and roll casts has become almost a reflex for me. And to obtain a good spot, I'll have to be standing there 1 hour before dawn which means 70-90 mins of waiting before I can legally catch them. This was when I got the idea to take some pictures to pass the time.

I hope you're still whipping flys out once in a while when the arthritis isn't too bad.

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