Beginners help - Fly Fishing Forum
Getting Started The only dumb question is the one not asked

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-10-2004, 05:13 PM
k4mzw k4mzw is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chatahoochie River
Posts: 1
Beginners help

I bought a very basic beginners combo at Bass Pro. 8 1/2 foot 5 weight.

I am fishing a small lake and can only seem to cast about 40 feet +/- I consider myself reasonably proficient but still learning/practicing.

Should i invest in a stiffer rod, heaver weight line, longer rod...or just keep practicing?

Thanks for the help.

Jack
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-22-2004, 08:01 PM
Nooksack Mac Nooksack Mac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: north. Washington/south British Columbia
Posts: 323
Send a message via Yahoo to Nooksack Mac
Forty-foot casts aren't bad for a beginner. With practice, and a weight-forward line, in time you'll probably be casting twice that far. You didn't mention what you're fishing for, or if you have a boat/tube, or are bank-bound. A 5-weight is fine for trout and panfish, and a lot of bass; a 7- or 8-weight outfit would be better for sizeable bass, and give you 5-10 feet more casting distance.

Sorry that nobody answered you till now. We're all very busy at this time of year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squid for beginners please help petevicar >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 1 05-29-2005 09:14 AM
Flytying for beginners Martin Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 8 05-25-2001 05:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)