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Re: Help me get started?

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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?

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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?

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for under 10 bucks, Cabela's sells a combo of 4 spools of 3x, 4x, 5x, and 6x

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/tem ... 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!!!

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/tem ... dexId=cat20510&hasJS=true

Posted on: 2010/4/28 9:32


Re: Help me get started?

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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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