This Christmas the wifey will be getting her first real fly rod.
She started in the middle of last season and still has some frustrations common to beginners. Although she picked up the basics rather quickly. She hates knowing I am better than her at something. Shes quite fiesty and competitive.
I am thinking the Temple Fork offerings may be right, something 4 or 5 wt. around 8 feet long plus. I want this rod to be light, and facilitate her learning and enjoyment of the sport.
So I am wondering want kind of action and rod length would lend itself, and be forgiving, to the newbie with half a season of casting under her belt?
Her Walmart combo was a 4 piece 5 wt. that feels mushy, and has dead spots in its stroke. She thinks she likes it, so I want the difference in performance to be noticeable.