OK, I know that most of you guys catch dozens of fish every trip, but I just started fly fishing last year.
Today was my fourth trip to Quartz Creek (that's where all my attempts so far have been except for an hour of ice chipping last Feb at the bridge in CL)). Each trip before this has just been for an hour or so & never when the fishing was "hot".
Today, I was there for about 3 hrs. Lots of reds, & most folks that know what they are doing were picking up dollies pretty regular. I managed to floss 5 reds & give them my gear, & then at about the two hour mark, it happened. The 1st Dolly!!!! About 18", & a ton of fun!
It may seem lame to some of you, but at 52 & just starting fly fishing it's a biggie to me!
I moved up here 25 yrs ago & got so into hunting that I didn't worry about fishing other than dipping to fill the freezer.
2 yrs ago I decided I needed a sport where I could just relax. I grew up trout fishing in south centeral Oregon (mostly bait but some dry flies) & really missed it, so I wanted to get into fly fishing (and tying). You can have the salmon, I'll take the rainbows, dollies, & grayling on the fly!
By the way, I wanted to share this here because you guys have done a great job of freely sharing the information that helped me get that 1st fish. Thanks!!!!!
(By the way, I got this one on an 8mm natural roe bead from Troutbeads)