Re: I received my Combo Kit in , now what?
Welcome to the forum Charlie - the 6/7 designation indicates the rod is made for a 6 wt double taper floating line (DT6F) or a 7 wt weight forward line (WF7F). As for buying a sinking line.....you don't really need to...If you are nymph fishing...use some splitshot or weight putty and you can get the line down where you need to. The reel without a crank you bought on ebay sounds to me like an automatic reel - they were popular alot of years ago...not so much now as they tend to break the tip guide off your rod. I would chalk that purchase up to the ebay gods. If you are just starting out...keep it simple...a good floating line...you don't really need extra spools when you start out. By the way...the 6/7 wt rod is probably a bit much for Ruidoso and Cloudcroft (By the way is Rebecca still haunting the Inn at Cloudcroft?) I normally use a 4 wt when I am up in that part of the world.