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MinamarcosJuly 3rd, 2015, 12:09 am
Posts: 1I am starting fishing.What kind of fishing rod should I buy? Probably will go try it in redondo betch or malebo . thanks
TaxonJuly 3rd, 2015, 3:17 am
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Plano, TX

Posts: 1310
Hi Minamarcos-

Welcome aboard. You may need to provide a bit more info. For example, will you be saltwater beach flyfishing, or river/stream flyfishing, or lake flyfishing, etc? Also, what type and size of fish will you be targeting?

Best regards,
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
BugchuckinJuly 11th, 2015, 9:17 am
Posts: 3Ok. I am also new,and need help in rod choice,so here it goes....freshwater,small sometimes tight streams,and Brooks. Stocked and native trout.
BugchuckinJuly 11th, 2015, 9:19 am
Posts: 3Size of trout varies from 4" to 18". A lot of fast water,and very rocky
TaxonJuly 11th, 2015, 11:43 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1310
Okay, given a small tight stream, and the possibility of trout as large as 18", my choice would be a (7' to 7.5') 4 weight fly rod.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
MiltRPowellJuly 11th, 2015, 12:29 pm
Posts: 106Ok, that's sounds right, me 7'2" 5-4wt. fits the fishing when the leaves on the trees come on. I pack 2 spools , one 4wt., other 5wt. In early spring I like my 8'6" rod, just cause, I do. But I always pack more then one rod, & always a back-up reel. Your there for the fishing, not to fix something, rules go sh-t happens. More then once I have let someone use my back-up rod. I just state this for if you come to love the sport of fly fishing. You shall get goals of back-up rods,& a combat ready vest, & off you'll be hooked on the fly.......
Milt....
flyfishingthecreekM.R.P.
Jmd123July 11th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2470
Cabela's Three Forks 7.5-foot 3-weight. Perfect small-water rod - I fish streams from 8 to 20 feet wide with LOTS of overhanging trees and alder bushes and etc. as well as ponds and smaller lakes. This rod is NOT expensive, currently on sale for $41.99:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fly-Fishing/Fly-Fishing-Rods%7C/pc/104793480/c/104721480/sc/105573780/Cabelas-Three-Forks-Fly-Rods/734547.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Ffly-fishing-rods%2Fcabelas%2F_%2FN-1102568%2B1000002949%2FNe-1000002949%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_105573780%3FWTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_stype%3DGNU

I have been a fly fisherman for 30 years now and this rod satisfies me as to casting ability, both distance and accuracy. A friend with hardly a few years behind my longevity on a fly rod (and far more experienced in other techniques, e.g. indicator nymphing) complimented my casting on this little stick, and I've landed/boated some outsized fish for such a light rod (18-19.5" smallmouth, 18" largemouth, and 18" brown trout).

A 4-weight as Roger recommends will enable you to throw larger and more weighted flies. If you happen on a 7.5-foot 5-weight (had a Redington 7.5' 4-5 weight many years ago) you can throw bigger heavier flies still (even #6 bass bugs!). For dry fly/lightly weighted streamers and etc. as I fish, a 3-weight is perfect and makes those smaller fish feel bigger and the big fish feel enormous!

Tight lines to you all,

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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