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Howdy all, I'm new to colorado (east coast my entire life) and also new to fly fishing so i welcome everybody who is willing/able to guide me on gear for beginners and areas! I'll be taking my first fly fishing beginner course in early May and have a list of gear i'd like to acquire over the next few months, however, the biggest part to this is what rod and reel or even combo would be great for someone just getting into fly fishing? there are so many options here on the level of just starting but would like to hear from the people. I've fished with a spinner and rod combo since i was a kid and know that when you buy the combo setup and generally the lesser expensive of them, you end up graduating from that purchase rather quickly. So i'm looking for something i can learn on but not the cheapest.

thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from anyone and everyone!!
 

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Greetings and welcome. If you're just getting in on the fun I'd recommend some mid-range to low-range priced gear. There are lots of decent rods and reels on the market that don't break the bank. My personal preference for rods in this category are TFO rods. They make some decent reels too but for budget minded folks you might want to consider Piscifun reels. They are Chinese made but, for the money they're really good reels. Very tight tolerances and extremely smooth. There used to be an issue with the drag working it's way loose but I think they've corrected that now. And they come in an array of colors. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is fly line. Biting the bullet and getting a good quality line will make all the difference in your learning to cast. My preference is Rio Gold lines. For tippet, I'd recommend fluorocarbon. This will get you a strong line with a smaller diameter than mono making it much easier to thread small flies with a heavier line when needed, and tying size #22 and smaller. Quick tip on tippet. Whenever cutting your tippet NEVER bite it. This flattens the end and makes it difficult to thread the eye of the fly. Always use your nippers and alway cut on an angle. Good luck! Feel free to PM me for more info if needed.
 

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Hi, my name is Mariano Saenz. I´m the owner of a villa in Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina.
I can make an unforgettable week experience for fishermen, catching trouts of 2 o 3 kilos, (fly fishing or trolling). I`m looking for a partner who can offer this alternative experience to his own clients or friends.
If you are interested, let me know and we can talk to develop the idea.
Best regards,
 

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Fly fishing is fishing without a float and a sinker on artificial or live insects. Bait with a fishing hook is thrown so that it hits the surface of the water or goes to a shallow depth. The fish, attracted by the insect and its movements, approaches the bait and tries to grab it. Fly fishing is carried out both in normal fishing conditions and in inaccessible places for fishing with a spinning rod or float rod, where the current is fast. Fly fishing can be used to catch almost all types of fish, with the exception of special data, such as sterlet, tench, etc. You can also catch predatory fish with special baits: perch, pike perch, pike. This method of fishing is lively, mobile, and sometimes very prey.
Howdy all, I'm new to colorado (east coast my entire life) and also new to fly fishing so i welcome everybody who is willing/able to guide me on gear for beginners and areas! I'll be taking my first fly fishing beginner course in early May and have a list of gear i'd like to acquire over the next few months, however, the biggest part to this is what rod and reel or even combo would be great for someone just getting into fly fishing? there are so many options here on the level of just starting but would like to hear from the people. I've fished with a spinner and rod combo since i was a kid and know that when you buy the combo setup and generally the lesser expensive of them, you end up graduating from that purchase rather quickly. So i'm looking for something i can learn on but not the cheapest.
 

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It is worth noting an important point, not every rod can be suitable for fly fishing, the fishing line must have special qualities. Many can't, or don't like to walk all the time. Fly fishing requires dexterity, caution, and the ability to hide from the eyes of fish that swim near the surface of the water. This method of fishing is surrounded by various prejudices. The most common prejudices: fly fishing is caught only on a fast current, fishing occurs only on grasshoppers, flies and dragonflies, fly fishing should be carried out only in July and August, you can catch only small fish.
 
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