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    Default Fishing Lesson's ?

    As a (once apon a time) decent Golfer I would have a Golf Lesson from the Club Proffessional if I had a problem with my swing ?

    How many anglers would have lessons if they developed a problem with a part of their fishing.

    As an example, say you could not Wallis cast and wanted to learn, would struggle on after watching a DVD/reading an article or go to an expert to learn about the technique ?

    Bob

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    Default Re: Fishing Lesson's ?

    When I was younger I'd have jumped at the chance of proper lessons. However, there was no chance that I could have afforded proper lessons.
    Now I'm a bit older, would still benefit from the odd lesson here and there, but would begrudge paying. I also suspect that I'm a little too stuck in my ways to take instruction easily.

    However, for an individual technique such as fly casting or Wallis casting with a centrepin, which I'd never or rarely attempted before, I'd be prepared to bite the bullet if I were struggling.

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    Default Re: Fishing Lesson's ?

    I once contacted a well known angler and enquired about getting some lessons off of him on fishing the Waggler, of course he said, and the cost ...... £50.00p an hour.

    I kindly said thanks but i couldn't afford it, i have since been told he now does the day for £200.00p. I can't and won't justify paying that much for something that is a hobby, if it was my livelyhood then that would be different.

    I am a self taught angler and learnt through reading magazines (in my early days) DVD's and Videos and in the last few years the internet and forums. It doesn't teach me everything but it gives me a foundation to work from. This is why i ask a lot of questions so that i can form images in my mind that i can then transfer on to the topic i'm trying out.

    So if ever i seem to be getting annoying asking questions, there is a method to my madness :-)

    Now, if ever anyone wants to take me fishing and teach me how to fish the waggler proficiently then they are more than welcome, you might even get a brew and a sandwich for your troubles (well we live in hope)

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    Default Re: Fishing Lesson's ?

    Steph,

    Anytime you are 'down South' I'll give you a day on the waggler, free of any charge, and I'll throw in the bait, the lunch and dinner to boot.

    Alternatively, are you going to the cannon versus fodder match?

    Its a great method to fish and pretty simple too when you know how . . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






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    I could never justify paying anything for a hobby that already costs me so.

    Anything i need to learn, or need assistance with, the web generally gives a good basis to go on.

    I learnt the basics of course fishing from my old man. I self learnt the old fly casting method over in Ireland.

    Carping i got into from my cousin who had an experienced old boy who took him (was a family friend of his).

    Now, i browse forums, hit youtube (helpful for different rigs and nots etc). I'm not scared to ask on the bank if i feel someone has more knowledge than me. You either get the very friendly type, or those who look down for not already knowing.

    Steph, I would like the idea of meeting folks from the forums on the bank, would be nice way to attain info and exchange tips and the like. As i said, i have very few i can talk to in relation to fishing, a brother who comes now and then but with little enthusiam. A cousin who works the days i have off and an old man who has lost all interest other then the odd river day (we also clash a LOT lol and any trips out usualy end up with us not talking all the way home)

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    Default Re: Fishing Lesson's ?

    I've booked a 4 hours fly fishing lesson - but only because I got it at a special price of £40
    PaSC British by birth, English by the grace of God
    I got the devil in my blood,Telling' me what to do
    (And I'm all ears), Britain's premier bread angler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs View Post
    Steph,

    Anytime you are 'down South' I'll give you a day on the waggler, free of any charge, and I'll throw in the bait, the lunch and dinner to boot.

    Alternatively, are you going to the cannon versus fodder match?

    Its a great method to fish and pretty simple too when you know how . . . .
    Peter, if ever i am down that way i will gladly take you up on your offer (you truly are a gentleman), the cannon v fodder i'm afraid not, i am still quite poorly and struggle to get about much. I think i have got the basics of Waggler fishing right i just lack confidence in what i am doing (if that makes sense).

    ---------- Post added at 12:53 ---------- Previous post was at 12:50 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by cozzaa View Post
    Steph, I would like the idea of meeting folks from the forums on the bank, would be nice way to attain info and exchange tips and the like. As i said, i have very few i can talk to in relation to fishing, a brother who comes now and then but with little enthusiam. A cousin who works the days i have off and an old man who has lost all interest other then the odd river day (we also clash a LOT lol and any trips out usualy end up with us not talking all the way home)
    cozzaa, i'm not sure where you are from but if there are any memebrs close to you i am sure one or maybe more would go for a days fishing with you. Just ask you never know what will crop up.

    ---------- Post added at 12:54 ---------- Previous post was at 12:53 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Paul of Sheffield View Post
    I've booked a 4 hours fly fishing lesson - but only because I got it at a special price of £40
    That is a bargain sir paul, did you have to provide the Port and Stilton ?

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    From Erdington Birmingham.

    from Staff's....you ever hit Baden Hall??

    and yes thats a very good deal on those lessons. fair play. Fly fishing is something i cannot get into unless on the river shannon in Ireland

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    Steph,

    I'm sorry to hear that you are still struggling.

    Anyway, thats an open invitation for anytime you are down my way, or indeed if I get to come further north for a change as I owe a certain previous Editor a visit . . . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






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    Default Re: Fishing Lesson's ?

    Yes you do, and that still stands, any time you can make it, you know that.

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