i have played around with a fly rod a few times and really enjoyed it but don't have my own rod and reel. what would you suggest that i look into for my first setup?
No worries friend as fly fishing is not rocket science although the casting aspect is the real secret and can become quite frustrating. When fly fishing you must remember that you are not casting the lure you are casting the line
and once you accomplish that trick you then move on to lure presentation. I began fly fishing when I was just a young spike, about 45yr's ago, and catch fish while others can't. My brother and I had a contest one morning fishing a local pond that was ate up with fish and I caught 63 fish on my fly rod in just one hour.
When you get on the water early enough and the fly line cut's the morning mist on top of the water you will "get it".
Go light weight, 4-7 lb line and rod, and practice but practice while fishing (the fish don't know you are practicing!!)
Happy fishing friend,