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Old 06-07-2004, 06:39 PM
BlackHillsFish BlackHillsFish is offline
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Hi I am just new to the whole world of fishing, I am a senior in college and learned that the best drug for relaxation is fishing. I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota and have some really nice trout fishing streams and lakes, and found out that it is not much fun to sit with a bobber all day. My question is, that I just recently purchased a Scientific Anglers fly rod combo at the local Walmart. It was marked down from $100 to $40 so I could not resist (college student). Anyways the weight of the rod is 8/9 and it is 9'. Is this too big to be using for trout? And any suggestions on what type of line? leaders? and flies work best. Thank you for your time!!

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Old 06-08-2004, 01:21 AM
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A 5 wt would have been ideal for your area. During the year I spent in Midland, South Dakota I went out to the hills every chance I got to be in the mountains and get some trout fishing in. Many wonderful lakes and small streams with decent trout fishing, which is why a 5 wt would have been ideal.

The 8/9 wt you got is a bit heavy for the streams and lakes in the hills; but you can get by with it. Unless I remember incorrectly, the SA combos have a WF floating line included in the package. If not, you should get a WF (weight forward) floating line and knotless-tapered leader of 9' long that has a 3x or 4x tippet.

I seem to recall there is a pretty nice fly shop in Rapid City. You should look them up since Rapid is not very far down the road. I assume you are going to school in Spearfish since you mentioned you were a college student.
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