Re: Newbie who needs fly line recs
I have set my dad up with a similar rod and he is new to the sport as well. Its a 5 wt Ross Essence.
I got him an Allen reel and 6 wt line since Justin was out of 5 wt. It casts great. Possibly better for a beginner because it will load the rod quicker.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy 6wt line again and I don't think you will regret it! It is AWESOME line for the money and being 6 wt might help you a little bit. If you are casting <40 ft (which you probably will be to get the technique down) then I wouldn't worry about it.
You will enjoy it.