Do you remember your first fly caught fish?
I got hooked fly fishing here ...but maybe like many others, went quite a few days without catching anything at first. Finally on a multiday, early Spring camping/hiking/flyfishing trip with a friend, I landed my first wild Rainbow. Very small stream, nymph pattern, working a deep pool below a bend, casting upstream. The line took a turn and it was fish-on.
For me, hiking in, working that nymph pattern on a small stream or isolated stretch, is still fly fishing at its best. After that first fish, I was hooked.
Granted, fly fishing isn't easy to learn. It isn't as productive as the spin fishing techniques I learned in Florida. But something about this first catch - I don't know... was more appealing. I don't recall my first spin-caught, or bait-caught fish. But I remember this fine Rainbow.
Any special memories about your first fly caught fish in Alaska?