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Thread: Darian's first flies @ 8y Old

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    Default Darian's first flies @ 8y Old

    My son has been bugging me to let him tie his own flies, I gave in and sat down with him. I showed him the steps on the black Brassie which I started for him but he did the steps himself.

    The next fly (Green Brassie) he tied all on his own.

    We will be fishing these at Vaal Streams tomorrow.
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    Very nicely done. Now get the lad into some fish.
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    Looks as though you have a budding fly fisher there. That fly would sit well in anyones flybox. I hope he stays with the sport and enjoys many a fish taken by flies from his vise. Good luck young fellah stay well and Have Fun.
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    Hope to be posting a Catch report after our trip in the morning.
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    Truly amazing that an 8 year old would be into fly tying. Usually it is play station, t.v., etc. well done there mate. And well done on some nice tied flies.
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    No Fish to report back unfortunately but it was a good Father & Son day out, as we entered the water Darian got his first intro to the Vaal shuffle and took a dip chest deep. It was overcast with a cool breeze and the wet shirt he eventually got so cold we went back to the car and called it a day.

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    My first flies at 10 years old weren't even half as good as that. I would put those in my box any day.
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    Nice to see welgedaan Mike!
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    Well done! Can I place an order Mike?

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    Well done Michael on your encouragement.

    To Darian, VERY, VERY, WELL TIED young man.

    Mike, you know that as soon as he has hooked his first fish on his own tied fly, it's "tickets" for your fishing alone ever again.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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