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Re: Getting started - old new guy
i am new here and looking forward to learn more about fishing!

Posted on: 2018/1/28 22:24

Re: Getting started - old new guy

2007/10/17 10:49
From florida
Posts: 2216
Check the local Pawn Shops. You never know what might be available. Also Estate Sales. GG

Posted on: 2018/1/30 9:32
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Re: Getting started - old new guy

2013/12/8 21:26
From Granville
Posts: 976
Cheaper reels I've always been pleased with are Okuma Sierra and Okuma SLV. I have never had a need for a good drag or anything catching trout and fish rarely pull any line at all. For rods I suggest a 4 weight for trout or a 6 weight as the best "all purpose" rod if you want to fish bass, panfish, trout, and whatever else.

Cheap rods that I could recommend are Cabela's Three Forks, Bass Pro Dogwood Canyon, and the Redington Classic Trout. Those are all very functional options that don't cost much at all..I'm sure there are other great bargains but I'm familiar with those.

Posted on: 2018/2/15 19:21

Re: Getting started - old new guy

2009/5/26 8:36
From York & Starlight, PA
Posts: 630
Flyflicker wrote;

I have never had a PA trout take me into the backing or require a robust drag besides palming.

That may be the case when you are fishing smaller waters with less flow and smaller trout. However if you spend a lot of time on larger rivers with strong flows and larger trout, and you are using lighter tippets, there will be frequent instances when a trout will eat all your fly line and be in backing within seconds.

But if you are throwing big nymphs or streamers on 3X tippets there are very few trout anywhere that you can't stop - but you still need a reel with more than a click and pawl drag to slow them down and not pull the hook out of their mouths.

Posted on: 2018/3/6 18:42
Fly fisher for fifty years.

Re: Getting started - old new guy

2016/4/4 14:45
Posts: 32
This is excellent information,if you plan on tying your own leaders. ... y-to-harvey-style-leader/

Posted on: 2018/3/8 14:42

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