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Old 11-29-2021, 08:46 AM   #1
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Fly fishing (sort of) newbie looking for some guidance

I am experienced saltwater fisherman who is now a year round North Country resident. My experience with reading saltwater flats, big flies, and 8 wt. rods is not very useful here so I feel like I am starting over from scratch. I am looking for some help with transitioning to cold water fishing, fly tying, etc. Also, are there any local fishing clubs where people gather to share their experience?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:17 PM   #2
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You might check with your local Trout Unlimited chapter. Usually lots of expertise there who can advise on local situation. You might also look at fly shops in your local area. They are often willing to provide advice and recommendations gratis. If by cold water you mean ice fishing, go to ice shanty. https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:21 PM   #3
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I am experienced saltwater fisherman who is now a year round North Country resident. My experience with reading saltwater flats, big flies, and 8 wt. rods is not very useful here so I feel like I am starting over from scratch. I am looking for some help with transitioning to cold water fishing, fly tying, etc. Also, are there any local fishing clubs where people gather to share their experience?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
An 8 wt is perfect for chucking bass bugs and big pike flies. Most people use 8 wt for Great Lakes steelhead and Iím thinking that it would work well for early spring/late fall lakers. So actually you have a lot covered.
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