Re: Action and Lengths Best For Beginners.
I'd like to know where she would be fishing and for what species. How "tight" is the water for casting?
IMHO, the worst thing you can do is to buy a 9 ft rod and then put her on a small stream because wading is easier. You'll be picking flies out of the trees and frustrating her.
My recommendation is:
1. Buy a rod to make her fishing easier and not to make her casting easier.
2. Better yet, teach her to cast with an appropriate rod that you already own, and take her fishing by guiding her without carrying a rod yourself. Be the gillie. Give her a "certificate" for your fly casting lessons, a guided trip, and a rod/reel later in the spring/summer.
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy