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I was new to fishing altogether last year, so I started with a spin reel, and I have had a great time that way. But everything I read on here and elsewhere tells me that fly fishing is the way to go, and that once I try it I will be hard pressed to go back. That being said, I have read so much about fly rod/reels, but I still cannot seem to figure out what I need as a beginner. So, I am soliciting any help that someone would be willing to give - size of rod, weight, brands. I am mostly mostly looking to fish trout, but also bass and anything else that might catch my eye. I am working on a quite limited budget, but am looking for something that could do me well. Any suggestions??

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Canadian tire has a fenwick combo on for 99$ (rod and reel only), then some backing, fly line and leader (maxima only the best). Add a few flies and ur looking at 170 - 200$. I bought this combo just for a trout rod lighter and more play for smaller fish. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I not worried as much with this fly rod and it is a great begginer combo. Most of the time canadian tire wont have it on stock get the worker behind the counter, to order it from the fish catalog. Theres also cheaper options so dont get discouraged. But the fenwick combo is pretty good deal for the buck.
 

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I just got my rod monday, and I have yet to use it... I know some people are gonna frown at me..but I got the rod and reel setup from walmart but even there it cost me 90$. After what I read in the last 2 weeks about fly fishing, , I came to the conclusion that it better to go with a rod and reel combo when your beginning. I seriously think it gonna take me a few years figuring out how to match what kind of reel with what kind of rod...I still haven figured out if the tippet and the leader is one of the same, or two different lines!!!

So as to not make this not too frustrating and to bring up my fun token factor I went with a rod/reel combo from superfly....mind you I'm not about to hit the pro circuit, but I figured out that if Im able to come up with a nice cast with this rod...eventually when I buy a high-end one...it gonna be like rediscovering the sport all over again.

cheers and happy fishing, fellow Brook Padawan
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Hello all!

I was new to fishing altogether last year, so I started with a spin reel, and I have had a great time that way. But everything I read on here and elsewhere tells me that fly fishing is the way to go, and that once I try it I will be hard pressed to go back. That being said, I have read so much about fly rod/reels, but I still cannot seem to figure out what I need as a beginner. So, I am soliciting any help that someone would be willing to give - size of rod, weight, brands. I am mostly mostly looking to fish trout, but also bass and anything else that might catch my eye. I am working on a quite limited budget, but am looking for something that could do me well. Any suggestions??

Thanks everyone!!
Are you near Moncton/Riverview? If yes, go see Bryant's ... honestly you might not found everything on his website but you can def. reach him via email or just go there. This guy is awesome and he will answer all your questions!! Trust me, you won't regretted

Here is the site btw http://www.eskapeanglers.com/
Eskape Anglers is Open 9AM to 5 PM Email [email protected]
 
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