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Mtn Cat 08-16-2006 01:11 PM

Fly rod for beginner
My 12 year old son has saved money to buy a fly rod ($100.00 give or take). Like most 12 year olds, he is easily taken in by marketing hype. Can anyone recommend how to choose a good fly rod for him? Specific rod/brand/dealer would be great, but I understand that some might be hesitant to do that. Anyway, he'll mostly be fishing small streams, raindow and brown trout....something around a 6 wt line. Any advice will be appreciated!!!


Dble Haul 08-16-2006 02:24 PM

Does he have any experience at all with flyfishing, and more importantly flycasting?

Mtn Cat 08-16-2006 04:21 PM

Very little....and only on a cheap Wal-Mart rod. So,

juro 08-16-2006 04:36 PM

Is this just a rod or an outfit (reel line etc)?

Mtn Cat 08-16-2006 07:31 PM

Whole outfit, but for the sake of argument lets say $140.00 for a whole thing.

flytyer 08-21-2006 05:50 PM

There are several rods that would work in that price range. TFO. ECHO, Redington, St. Croix, and Lamiglass all have rods that fit your criteria. One of the best values is the Redington RedFly combo that comes complete with rod, reel, line, and backing. All these rod manufacturers have good casting rods for under $100.00.

Although from your description of what he will be using it for, I'd be more inclined to look at getting a 5 wt, unless he is also going to use the rod for bass fishing.

greys #1 10-08-2006 08:14 AM

does the redington redfly have a metallic real seat?

benhohnke 12-03-2006 02:04 AM

i Have only heard good things about the cabelas genisis i would get one but i allready have a fly set up.

mcurtiss 12-03-2006 06:16 AM

Burleson Sporting Company (google for the website) has a bunch of 6wt combos in the $140-170 range that include rod, reel, back, line, and leader.

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