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Old 03-14-2006, 07:53 AM
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Sorry to hear you don't have a local flyshop!

Those rods are all going to take care of you but you left out some obvious choices - Temple Fork Outfitters, Echo rods, Albright, etc. IMHO big department stores either just got into it, are about to get out of it, or the model is a flash in the pan about to be discontinued. TFO/Echo/Albright know fly rods not 10,000 catalog items. When I walk into one of these stores and ask about flyfishing it reinforces why I buy from a flyshop.

Try this - call one of the sponsor shops... Bears Den, Tightlines, etc. Ask them a few questions... you will be amazed at how much help you can get over the phone.
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