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Old 06-05-2012, 05:14 PM
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Talking First time fly fishing in years!!!!

Ok, I was an avid fly fisherman when I was young (school age). I grew up in Bend, Oregon fishing the Deschutes river nearly every clear summer day for years.
Moved to AZ after college and haven't picked up a fly rod in about 17 years. I take my family camping often and we do some worm & bobber fishing once in a while, but I recently declared that our kids are old enough for dad to do some real fishing when we take our family trips!

We have several camping trips planned for this summer, but the first one is next week and we're planning on a quick trip up to the Woods Canyon area.

I'm going to have an entire day to fish, and I know I will be ex tactic just to get my line in the water, but we all know that I'd love to bring a few in.

Can anyone enlighten a "rookie" on what to use, time, area so that I might have some luck?

Thanks!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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Welcome Dave! You are in the right place. Many of the members here will be able to help you out. I am more adept at fising moving water but if you are fishing Woods Canyon or any of these lakes in the area you can strip streamers. (buggers and the like)
You can suspend critters like copper johns, hares ears, pheasant tails, c-mids, etc...
You can also just throw a hopper or something buggy on top and just wait.
There is also some great moving water in that area. Look into Tonto creek, Christopher Creek, Canyon Creek. All of these and others should provide some good but spooky fish.
Again, welcome to the forum.
You can search all of this water and more from the search site at the top. That is what I would do. Some of the more experienced guys will chime in soon I am sure.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:28 PM
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Aww dang. I thought for sure I was going to be the forst response. Got too wordy and mudbug beat me to it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
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Aww dang. I thought for sure I was going to be the forst response. Got too wordy and mudbug beat me to it.
You were the first with some personal advice, I just passed on a link.
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HeHe. It's all good. Dave C is in a good place. That is what matters.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 PM
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Thanks for all the info!!! You guys rock!!!
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