Introduction....

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Introduction....

Postby freakaccident » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:31 pm

My name is Aaron. I am an avid fisherman and have just recently learned to fly fish. I am now starting to wade some of the waterways we have. I have fished the White River up in Noblesville with the Orvis guys for a class but mainly I have been fishing Fall Creek on my own. I am wanting to get out to Brookville to try my hand at trout fishing. A nice guy named Paul taught me to nymph and I have the stuff I need to head out there some afternoon but I haven't done it yet.

Any tips on fishing Fall Creek? I have tried 79th st bridge and the park by 465 and shadeland. Big difference.
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Re: Introduction....

Postby mattdoddridge » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:24 pm

I don't know much about the creek in question, but I would advise fishing it at different spots at 5-10 mile intervals and see how different it is. If it's like most, you'll find the upper 2/3rds fishes a lot different from the bottom third.
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Re: Introduction....

Postby Dave Lovett » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:12 pm

MD's advice as usual is spot on! Also, we generally try to avoid using the names of streams when we post. In our view it is something that we try to do to protect our streams from over fishing. Your two examples of WR near Noblesville and FC both see an awful lot of fishing pressure due to the relative ease of access. There is no real "secret" to preserve. But once you advance further into the "wilds" and explore some new streams on your own or perhpas with a fishing buddy that you find on this forum, you will likely become protective of your hard earned knowledge. The advice I received from better informed members (MD was one of those members) when I first started with INSA was go buy yourself a Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer for Indiana. I did. I think I own 3 of them for Indiana and they are all well used and marked up. Welcome to our forum and thanks for your post about your favorite photo posting service. I'll try it soon. :D
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Re: Introduction....

Postby zpagac » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:28 am

Welcome Aaron,

I don't fly fish much anymore, but used to quite a bit. Smallies are a ton of fun on a flyrod!

Matt and Dave's advice is good. I'd suggest getting out of your comfort zone a little and exploring some of the other more out of the way streams around. As Dave said, a Gazatteer Map book, and Google maps are super helpful for finding good spots to put in at a bridge for a wade.
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