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i have fly fished nearly 50 years but just discovered the kayak. both of them still "light my fire". i agree with the earlier post about the boat being an excellent fishing platform and fly fishing from them probably should be against the law. welcome and tight lines to you!
Welcome to the club. I warn you, fly fishing (and fly tying as well) are very additive.
A five weight rod can cast a fairly big fly a #8 I cast on my 3 and 2 weight rods. Catching pan fish is especially fun on 1-2 & 3 weight rods. I mainly used to fish a 5 weight but now go with the ultra lights. Taking nothing away from your 5 weight and your enjoyment of fly fishing. Look at Lefty Kreh fly casting video's will help you or get with a knowledgeable fly caster/instructor.
Good luck and stick with it, I am also a self taught fly caster. Don't give up it is a wonderful method of fishing, I have left conventional fishing long ago.
thanks for all the moral support guys, you just want to drag me deeper into this pit don't ya. LOL
Just wait. It gets worse!
I do not limit the ways in which I fish. I fly fish. I use "hardware". I bait fish. I pour my own sinkers. I tie my own flies. I even make my own in-line spinnerbaits. I will modify some store-bought hair-pin style spinners. I've got enough parts that I could start assembling my own Carolina rig shortcuts for bass fishing.
Knowing my luck, in a year or two, I'll be tying fishing rods as well.......
ok, where is the straight jacket and padded room. ROFLO. I'm no where near that bad, no where near that bad, no where near that bad. Actually, I'm not, I don't do anything other than have way too many rods for the different types of fishing I do. Just like the many/several variations of fly fishing, there are numerous ways (styles or methods) to catch crappie, and some styles suggest at least 8 rods (if legal in your state) to fish that method. Figure it up, a rod, a reel and line, x8, then all the different lures, plus the boat, motor, trailer, special trolling motor, special rod holders (you are using 8 rods remember), and the fish finders with 12" screens, DS/SI/GPS, have to have at least 2 of these too.