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|Trailman||April 21st, 2017, 3:06 pm|
|I have been doing a lot of research on Fly Fishing and I am ready to bite the bullet, and try it out.|
I have selected the Redington Preditor 9' 8 wt Fly Rod, I got it for a good price New for $175 and it comes with the lifetime Warranty.
My questions are:
1. Will this be a good Rod to fish small game?
2. How do I equip the line for a small Fly dry or wet? mostly wet Flies.
3. Do I need the same wt Reel or can I use a 5/6 wt Reel with my 8 wt Fly Rod?
Thank you for the help.
|Troutnut||April 21st, 2017, 3:59 pm|
I'm afraid that rod is heavier than you'll want for small fish. It would be more appropriate for mid-sized salmon or steelhead, pike, or large bass.
As for equipping it, I would suggest finding a fly shop or sporting goods store nearby who can get you set up with starter gear that's well matched for the kind of fishing you want to do.
|Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.|
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist