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Newbie Fly Guy

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It’s official.  I am now a fly fishing addict.  It all started in 2013 at the Columbus day Boondoggle at Perdido Key, Fl. when I took a fly casting class from Joe Mahler.  That night I started looking up fly fishing gear and bought two different rods and reels from my good friend StandingYak.  He helped set me up with some flies and I started hitting the little bit of open water right away.  Sadly Winter came and I decided to take out the fly rod with the majority of my trips in 2014.  Although I did take it out, I didn’t use it nearly as much as I wanted.  So it’s now Winter again and I am planning on taking the fly rod out exclusively on 90% of my trips.  


But now an even bigger addiction, fly tying.  With some help from fellow YakAnglers, Jezduet and Aggroman, I have the basics to start tying!  I started with an easy streamer pattern.  I used white, brown and green bucktail.  With the guidance from friends and YouTube videos I learned the basics and went after it.  I felt the addiction grow with every wrap of thread!  I am happy with the first streamer and am excited to work on perfecting it.  


After talking with a co-worker who ties quite a few flies and even teaches tying classes for Trout Unlimited, he helped me understand the basics and offered some suggestions.  I haven’t had a chance to tie again, but am very excited to give it a shot.  

I would love to hear from you!  What suggestions do you have for a newbie fly guy?

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Spencer Jones

Although starting to kayak fish in the summer of 2012 Spencer has fished since he was a kid.  He fishes everything from small creeks to large lakes mainly targeting large and smallmouth bass, northerns, and anything he can convince to bite the hook.  When he is not on the water he teaches choir at a middle and high school and teaches private piano lessons, and composes music. Spencer also loves working out and helping folks get healthy and fit!  He lives in Neenah with his lovely wife, 2 dogs, and 4 cats.

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