Bassrookie I want to encourage you but I'm going to be of little help as I am in Georgia. Let me ask if you are looking for tips with fly fishing in general (casting, presentation, etc.) or specifically with fly fishing for trout (lure selection, places to fish, etc.)?I'm looking for a guide in PA near Carlisle for fly fishing. I own alot of fly gear but I'm not very good at what I'm doing. Not even sure I'm doing things right. Really looking for a knowledgeable person to learn from on a day of fishing. Don't mind paying for a guide if it's helpful to learning new techniques.
Barresi had a nice tip too! Try a park or even a ball field at a church or something like that. Don't worry about casting over a parking lot either. It'll scar up the line but for practice purposes you can spool with a cheap flat fly line. As with my son and picking up a different rod in the boat (baitcasters) I always have to tell him to make a short cast first. Then if he's satisfied that the spool, drag, etc. is set then he can make a longer and longer cast. If he doesn't he's in a world of hurt with a big birds nest.I am having trouble getting my cast down. the line usually all hits in a pile before my fly hits the water. Once I get that down I want to focus on selecting flies. Your advice was useful. I'll have to get out in the yard and practice. I need alot of space my back cast goes along way.
On the other hand we almost NEVER need to run our A/C here, but in truth I'd rather have fishing. Come to think of it, we do have year-round fishing, just not year-round fisherman -We don't have any "seasons" here in Arizona -no- . You go fishing for whatever you want whenever you like.