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 Post subject: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Hi all. I'm Gubby from Hampshire. I've been beach fishing on and off for 20 odd years. I thought I'd have a go at fly fishing as it looked very interesting. I bought a second hand rod and reel and started trying to cast in the field. Seemed pretty good. Then I put a leader and a bit of wool on the end. Ho hum, disaster. The bit of wool got wrapped around the rod, the back of my head, whipped my glasses off, anywhere except up the field. There's more to this fly malarky than I first thought! I'm going to have to find a teacher and have some lessons I think :D Still, I'm already keen, so I'll just have to practice.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Hi Gubby

What part of Hampshire ?

I am just of Jct 9 pf the M27


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Hi. I'm just of junction 1 M27. Near Lyndhurst.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:05 pm 
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And another one from the south coast! You're in the right place, although most of the successful SWFF seems to be a little further east from you. Must admit I always fancied the area around Keyhaven for mullet. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:02 pm 
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It's a lovely part of the world. I'm not sure where to try fishing yet. Mind you, I'm still trying to get to grips with this casting malarky. It's not like hurling 6oz of lead towards the horizon! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Hampshire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:04 am 
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Don't worry - it's perfectly easy to make the transition...I did! Have you read the recent series in Sea Angler on starting swffing? Casting a flyrod is counter-intuitive to start with as chances are you're putting 10times too much power in. It's all about the 'stop' - the power in the stroke is negligible. Youtube has some great videos to get you going but there's no substitute for investing in a single casting lesson - that's all you'll need to start with. Just like being taught to pendulum cast! :mrgreen:

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