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Lupe21May 29th, 2013, 9:28 pm

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hey guys I am new here, I am a big bass fisherman, but have always wanted to get into fly fishing as I live about an hour from good trout spots now I do fish for trout but when I do Is just use a open face reel and ultra lite rod recently I purchased a hardy the perfect 3 1/8 fly reel, I gave 10 bucks for the thing, from what I understand it would be better to put this up, are these good little reels and I are they worth anything, also if you where to fish it what all purpose fly rod for around 100-200 would you get for it
Lupe21May 29th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Posts: 2 I could not figure out how to post pictures but here is a link to where I did post pictures of it
Martin595July 6th, 2013, 3:31 am
Posts: 5The vintage reel is very strong and useful in number of ways. As it has the knurled metal knob, metal spool case and spool, and paperwork.
MartinlfJuly 6th, 2013, 9:05 am
Palmyra PA

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Lupe, it looks like we missed your rod question. I've become a fan of Temple Fork and Cabela's rods. Some of my wealthier brethren may, as I once did, look down on these less expensive rods, but they've served me well. I mostly fish a BT rod, but these are no longer available. Try to cast some different rods to see what feels right to you. Some consider an 8.5 foot 5 weight a good all around rod. I'm using longer rods (up to 10' for nymphing) generally, so I like a 9' rod. Perhaps someone familiar with the reel will suggest a line weight it will match with.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GusJuly 13th, 2013, 7:48 pm

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The Temple forks are great rods and at a great price. I'm going to agree with Martinlf, a 5 wt in the 8.5 to 9 foot range.
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