First saltwater species on the fly

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  1. Mels Angling

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    Cannot explain how much excitement came from catching this halibut on the fly. Completely changing the concept of what I though was fishing from a baitcaster. Its incredible how just walking in to the fly stop near Miramar really changed the relationship I have with fishing. With the effortless casting, twitching of the fly, and best of all the bend on the 9ft rod. I can honestly say ill be having a trip for something outside of my comfort zone. Image.jpeg 1606192541846_Image.jpeg Image.jpeg

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    Congrats, man.. nice work
     
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    Congrats on your first. It can be addicting...I’ll be out there in the morning flinging some feathers.
     
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    My dad got his first halibut from the surf on the fly, he was using a clauser
     
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    What is this 'effortless casting' of which you speak?
    Nice catch...
     
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    Nice catch . Fly fishing is so relaxing to me . My first surf halibut on the fly cost me a trip to the ER . Good fish , for sure legal . Ran my left hand down the line to get a purchase closer to the fish . When it spit the hook the rod loading set the Clouser right dead center in the middle joint of my left pinky . Moral of the story keep your hands away from the fish until beached and Fly fish barbless . Thanks for the report , tight lines . WR
     
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    Diggin the stoke! Next year when the sand crabs are present, take your fly rod to the skinny water in the surf and target beans, they’re a riot. I’ll expect a Thank You in about 6 months.
     
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    That’s why I only fly fish for trout
     
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    I think you mean "curse you."
     
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    Ngl my left pinky hurts just from reading that. Thought u can only share text and images and maybe the occasional video on this site but I guess now we can share PHYSICAL PAIN as well
     
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    You ever hit that pier up with tenkura rod or fixed pole? Lots of critters to potentially hook up on.
     
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    First?!? Lip that baby and take a proper picture! :emoji_joy::emoji_joy::emoji_joy:
     
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