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TrailmanApril 21st, 2017, 3:06 pm

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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.
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TroutnutApril 21st, 2017, 3:59 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2707
Hi Trailman,

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

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