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Re: Help me get started?

2010/4/15 17:24
From Central Maryland
Posts: 239
Ok so I'm ordering everything I need for now from Cabela's tomorrow. I plan on getting the 8'4wt Echo Carbon combo. I'm trying to just get the bare bones so I can get out and fish this may, and I'll build up my stuff if it catches on.

What size leader and tippet do I get for 4wt line?

And so far I have rod, reel, line, flies, flotant, split shot, forceps, and nippers covered. Waders and vest will be handled in person at a shop. Am I missing anything?

Posted on: 2010/4/27 22:30

Re: Help me get started?

2006/10/2 10:08
From Westmoreland County (near fairgrounds)
Posts: 3756
I'd get tippet from 3X to 6X, a couple 7.5 foot leaders tapered to 3X and a couple 9 foot leaders tapered to 4X. The shorter leaders should make a good base for nymphing or tight streams. The 9 foot leaders are a nice base for dry fly fishing.

Posted on: 2010/4/27 23:30
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Re: Help me get started?

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 13545
for under 10 bucks, Cabela's sells a combo of 4 spools of 3x, 4x, 5x, and 6x ... dexId=cat20510&hasJS=true

Good deal. Alby's right on the leader too. 9' 4x...they sell 4pks that'll save you money as well.

These are on sale and the price is for 4!!! ... dexId=cat20510&hasJS=true

Posted on: 2010/4/28 9:32

Re: Help me get started?

2010/4/15 17:24
From Central Maryland
Posts: 239
Alright guys everything is on its way. Thanks a lot for all of your help. I'll be sure to post with pictures when I head out this weekend.

I also found out that there's a solid 2 mile stretch of FFO water that flows right through my neighborhood. I might scout it tomorrow to get ready for the weekend.

Posted on: 2010/4/28 11:26

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