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#10834919 - 05/11/15 10:21 AM Need Fly rod help!
Redfisher27 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
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I'm looking for a Fly fishing rod. I only want to spend $60 on one. I have never owned one before, so I want a cheap one before I go and buy the best rod and reel. Can anyone tell me where I can find one that cheap?
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#10835038 - 05/11/15 11:02 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
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Cabela's has the TFO Pro Special on sale right now for $75. Higher than your budget, but a great deal at that price.

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#10835113 - 05/11/15 11:24 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: RexW]
Redfisher27 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RexW
Cabela's has the TFO Pro Special on sale right now for $75. Higher than your budget, but a great deal at that price.


I'm sorry I meant to say combo. But thanks for the info. I have found a sale!
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#10835121 - 05/11/15 11:29 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
keebranch Offline
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three forks at cabelas
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Three-ForksPrestige-Plus-Fly-Combo/1545673.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dthree%2Bforks%2Bcombo%26x%3D10%26y%3D6%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=three+forks+combo
decent gear won't get any cheaper than this...
Les
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#10835142 - 05/11/15 11:34 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
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^^^

Good choice for the price!!
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#10835227 - 05/11/15 11:53 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
Redfisher27 Offline
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I was thinking this, but not sure what yall think about it?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Copper-River-Fly-Combo/1883910.uts
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#10835516 - 05/11/15 01:07 PM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
RexW Offline
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The Copper River is a new series for Cabela's. I don't anyone that has cast one of them yet. But, either one of these kits, Copper River or Three Forks, will get you onto the water and fishing.

The questions that you need to answer are what do you plan to fish for and where do you plan to fish? Those answers will help you decide which wt. rod you should start with.

Good luck!

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#10835598 - 05/11/15 01:25 PM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: RexW]
Redfisher27 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RexW
The Copper River is a new series for Cabela's. I don't anyone that has cast one of them yet. But, either one of these kits, Copper River or Three Forks, will get you onto the water and fishing.

The questions that you need to answer are what do you plan to fish for and where do you plan to fish? Those answers will help you decide which wt. rod you should start with.

Good luck!


I do not know what the sizes mean (that's why I need your help. But I'm going for saltwater fishing, Trying to catch reds.
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#10835624 - 05/11/15 01:35 PM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
RexW Offline
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For Redfish,I suggest getting a line weight of "8".

However, neither of the reels in these kits will last very long in saltwater. They will get you started, but it will be critical that you clean them very well after each use to avoid corrosion.

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#10835797 - 05/11/15 02:35 PM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
Redfisher27 Offline
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how is this?

my cart
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#10836906 - 05/11/15 09:18 PM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
RexW Offline
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I can't see anything on your link, but the best advise I can give is to get a lesson before spending any money. You'll save money in the long run by better understanding what you need.

Most Bass Pro and Cabela's locations offer free introduction to fly fishing classes. Local fly fishing clubs often offer classes.

I'll be offering casting classes Friday and Saturday at the Texas Expo in New Braunsfels May 29 to 31.


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#10837448 - 05/12/15 07:25 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
Jim Ford Offline
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Since you live in Rockport, go talk to Dean Thomas (who does a fair amount of fly fishing) at Slowride Guide Service in AP, or one of the guys at Swan Point Landing (the Orvis shop). They will point you in the right direction, and answer all of your questions. They make their livings off of anglers, and are always happy to introduce folks to new aspects of the sport. The reel on that Cabelas combo will probably not stand up to salt water for long.

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#10837775 - 05/12/15 09:20 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Redfisher27]
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Sell a few skateboard and get you a nicer set up! smile You back will thank you in the long run!!

(Gotta watch this kid, he will spend all his money on skateboards! smile Just messing with him, he's a OTer)
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You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish. ~Unknown

Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you´re living.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

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#10838100 - 05/12/15 10:59 AM Re: Need Fly rod help! [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Redfisher27 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
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Loc: Rockport TX
Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
Sell a few skateboard and get you a nicer set up! smile You back will thank you in the long run!!

(Gotta watch this kid, he will spend all his money on skateboards! smile Just messing with him, he's a OTer)


The only problem with this is My decks are messed up. Like about to break.
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