The fish were being quite kind considering my horrid casting. I had caught a handful of bluegills and one nice bass. In between fish catches, though, I managed to snag every tree, lily pad and piece of emergent vegetation within my limited casting range. It was my first time out with my new six-weight outfit. I learned to cast on an eight-weight and even used the word "easy" while speaking with my instructor. Now I could see that one casting lesson doesn?t make a fly fisherman!