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logy 01-30-2007 11:47 PM

Newbie looking for a good set up
Hey guys.

I have been fishing for a long time now and I always wanted to try fly fishing. The only thing is i dunno what type of set up to get. My price limit is nothing over 140. And i mainly fish for bass and panfish.

juro 01-31-2007 08:05 PM

Do you have a flyshop in your area? You might even get a free casting lesson in the parking lot.

logy 02-01-2007 10:07 AM

No i dont I would have to order it off the internet. I know a guy that fly fishes and i have talked to him about teaching me and he said he would.

tie-dye-fly-guy 02-01-2007 03:40 PM

first set up
i got redington RSII combo for similar money. great initial set up and the 5w has very nice progressive action for easy learning. still a great rod after spending thousands on this obsession. lifetime warranty to boot. still a bunch of pre sage buy out stuff available and i suspect Sage manages redington with the price point consumer in mind. its a disease. prepare yourself. secure your finances and a private allowance account before jumping in.

Rippin_Lips 02-01-2007 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by tie-dye-fly-guy
its a disease. prepare yourself. secure your finances and a private allowance account before jumping in.

And, prep your significant other for all the time she will be spending by herself....if she doesn't choose to take up the habit.

logy 02-01-2007 11:16 PM

I am looking at two rods right now. They are

Cabela's Genesis™ Fly-Fishing Outfits


Temple Fork Outfitters™ NXT Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Outfits

Now i read somewhere that the Genesis has a plastic reel seat does anyone know if that is true or not?

What do you guys think?

Rippin_Lips 02-02-2007 10:45 AM

Not sure about the plastic reel seat??????

Cabellas has a great, no questions asked....full replacement, warranty program on their rods!

TFO is a great option as well in your price range!

logy 02-02-2007 12:47 PM

Usualy before i buy something on the internet i try and locate some reviews on the product sence i cant see it in person. A few people mentioned about the plastic reel seat. so thats why i am wondering.

teflon_jones 02-02-2007 10:14 PM

When you say your limit is $140, is that just for the rod and reel?

Redington and Cabelas are good places to start, though I'm always a bit anti-megahugestores so I wouldn't get the Cabelas rod even though there stuff is great quality. I highly recommend you look at a St Croix setup. Cortland also has some great entry level setups.

For panfish and bass, I'd get a 9 ft 6 wt rod. That will still make the panfish fun, but have enough backbone to cast larger bass flies.

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