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Ok I have a Fly Rod and all. I don't feel safe wadding anymore.

I have used Spinning Outfit with Small Spinners but live next to Bennett Springs Park but I fish the river. Most the time I use Heavy line and Power Bait or Worms.

Can I Fly fish from the bank? Is it worth my time to even consider Fly Fishing?

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At RRSP all the fly fishing is from the bank. (except the C&R zone) All the fishing is from the bank.

Generally speaking, if there is room the spin cast from the bank I can fly fish from the bank.  Tippets (end piece of leader) are commonly 3# test and fly lines are ~30# test, I don't know what you call heavy line.

It should take between 6 and 14 minutes to learn basic fly fishing and a simple roll cast, but, you have to stay active all the time while fishing; fly fishing requires full time participation, unlike casting a bait and passively waiting for a hook up.

Is it worth it? Probably not. If you learn fly fishing, you will then want a better rod and a bigger reel and hundreds of new flies and then you will want to tie your own and one addiction leads to another.

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5 hours ago, tjm said:

At RRSP all the fly fishing is from the bank. (except the C&R zone) All the fishing is from the bank.

Generally speaking, if there is room the spin cast from the bank I can fly fish from the bank.  Tippets (end piece of leader) are commonly 3# test and fly lines are ~30# test, I don't know what you call heavy line.

It should take between 6 and 14 minutes to learn basic fly fishing and a simple roll cast, but, you have to stay active all the time while fishing; fly fishing requires full time participation, unlike casting a bait and passively waiting for a hook up.

Is it worth it? Probably not. If you learn fly fishing, you will then want a better rod and a bigger reel and hundreds of new flies and then you will want to tie your own and one addiction leads to another.

Ok I've been using 6 pound Mono for Trout on the river. Do just fine.

Even Bait fishing though is a matter of it floating through areas, reeling in and casting back out. Spinners matter of Casting out and reeling back in.

I went to Bass Pro years ago and bought what they said I needed for this area as far as Fly Fishing, not sure now what size it is.

I have Waders but I do good just walking anymore.

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Someone that hasn't waded in awhile SHOULDN'T feel safe.    Start wading in gentle easy spots and graduate from there.  

I'm tired of hearing older people claim that they CAN'T do certain things anymore.   Yes they can, it's just been awhile and they need to restart and build up muscle memory and confidence. They learn that it's difficult to just jump right in like they were 20....so they just give up and say "oh well, I'm too old and feeble to do this now".   

Horse Manure!  That's a cop out.  If you really wanted to do it you'd do it.  People with no legs at all can do it, so quit being a wimp.  

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4 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

  People with no legs at all can do it, so quit being a wimp.  

You have seen legless people wading? 

There really is no need to wade if the fish are within 40' of the bank.

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6 minutes ago, tjm said:

You have seen legless people wading? 

There really is no need to wade if the fish are within 40' of the bank.

I've seen videos.

If you plan on being successful then yeah there certainly is a need to wade.  Current seams and things like that pretty much demand that you consider your position when presenting a fly or lure.  I'm surprised that you don't know that.  A cast from just anywhere within reach is very seldom good enough.

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14 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

I've seen videos.

Got a link? Did they use special appliances of some sort ? Always amazing what some handicaps can do.

There is most always a spot that can be hit from the bank,  you only need a foot or two of drift. If we  were talking fishing in a sparsely populated stream where the few fish had specific lies, yes I would agree with the need of wading to position.  I haven't fished at BSSP in a long time but as I recall it was a hatchery stream that held about one fish per square foot. But, because I'm not the expert, I'll take your word for it an say that on that water wading is necessary.

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