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Old 02-09-2009, 01:25 PM
MarcFish MarcFish is offline
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Default Neewbie looking for Rod/Reel advice

Long story short...
I came into some gift certificates through work that total about $700 that I can use at Orvis or Cabellas. I have been fly fishing for about a season and half and was thinking about using the gift certificates to upgrade my gear. I currently have a pretty basic Rod/Reel combo that I got for about $130 two summers ago. I fully realize that a fly fisherman of my skill level and experience (read: Im pretty bad and still learning) doesn’t need a $700 setup but being that this is basically a gift I figured why not. Any advice on a good Rod and Reel combo within my price range is appreciated. I noticed some Sage combos on the Cabella website:

Cabela's -- Sage XP Fly Rods and Combos

Here are my stats:
I usually fish either the Beaver Kill or Esopus in the NY Catskills.
Currently fish with a 7 wt (was under the impression I should go lighter for the rivers I fish)
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