Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
crappiejon, Fielding, Kerrybemisfishing, anglethisbaby, Dawson23
103986 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84228
hopalong 75956
Pilothawk 74214
JDavis7873® 67380
John175 ® 62202
FattyMcButterpants 60645
Tritonman 57321
Derek 57182
SkeeterRonnie 52704
LoneStarSon® 52589
facebook
Forum Stats
103986 Members
61 Forums
833166 Topics
11902834 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11696238 - 06/29/16 04:03 PM First fly rod.
DancesWithSquirrels Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 77
Loc: Carrollton, Texas
I'm absolutely astonished at those who fly fish. When they fish, it's almost like a form of art. Anyways, I really want to get into fly fishing, but I'm a bit skeptical on where to start. The fish I'm mainly going to target will be Bass, Carp (maybe), and Trout. Anyone have any suggestions on my first fly rod and reel? I'd also like to keep a budget under $150 if possible.

Top
#11696282 - 06/29/16 04:17 PM Re: First fly rod. [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
rrhyne56 Offline



Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13206
Loc: McKinney TX USA
Agreed. Fly casting is, fundamentally, the creation of an energy wave, and transmitting it through the medium of the line, to carry the fly to the desired location. At least that's the plan.
I suggest heading down to Bass Pro/Cabelas with your budget in mind, and telling the man or lady that you want a five or six weight beginner setup. You ought to get out of there at around $250-$300 with all the bells and whistles. Seriously though, you ought to be able to get a completely satisfactory setup for under $150.
_________________________
"have fun with this stuff"
in memory of Big Dale
RRhyne56, Flyfishing warden

Top
#11696404 - 06/29/16 05:37 PM Re: First fly rod. [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
pearow Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1817
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I have a bunch of used rods and some reels, and line that I could set you up a beginner's kit on the cheap. You'll want to upgrade as you become more proficient but I can supply you with:
rod
reel
line
tippet and leader
fly box
flies
You'll need line clippers and some hemostats and you're set. Even if you don't want used stuff this is a good list to begin the process-p-

Top
#11696424 - 06/29/16 05:54 PM Re: First fly rod. [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 5286
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Take him up on it.
_________________________
Cast



Top
#11696431 - 06/29/16 05:59 PM Re: First fly rod. [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Abogue77 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 108
Loc: Tyler, TX
My first fly rod was a TFO Professional (discontinued now) series, 5 wt 9 ft. I am about to upgrade to a more expensive rod but I still use this one and it's a great rod. You can get a starter rod from them for about $100.

Top
#11696444 - 06/29/16 06:08 PM Re: First fly rod. [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
txbassnewbie Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 120
Loc: Flower Mound
I have a tfo professional 9' 5wt, Lawson liquid reel with backing and rio gold line I can sell you for $150 I prob used the rod 5 times. I just use my sage bluegill as my go to and this just sits in the closet


Edited by txbassnewbie (06/29/16 06:09 PM)

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide