Originally Posted by hawkeyeflyfisher
Good morning, hunting season is over
cept for coyotes
so it is back to oogling the fly fishing forum for me haha. My wife and I have cemented our decision for our late July move to Montana-Missoula it is! I am in all reality a dry fly lover, and am looking for a high quality, less than top of the line cost outfit in 4 weight. I am thinking the Lamson Konic-2 for my reel, and am trying to nail down a good rod. I am thinking something along the lines of >$200 Any suggestions? I have a 8'6" 5# that I will use for nymphing/streamers etc, and in all honest I have figured out how to present dries pretty well with it, but I just want a nice #4 that I think might be juuust enough to make a difference on some nice Montana trout
The Lefty Kreh Finesse Series 8'9" 4# was looking pretty nice, although I think I would prefer a 9' or better. Thanks for the heads up!
You say that you have an 8'6" 5wt that you can cast pretty well. Use it until you have a specific reason not to. Then, cast as many 4 weights as you can get your hands on until you feel you've found the one that fixes the 5wt's "problem."
There are a number of great fly shops in the Missoula area--I would hesitate to make a new rod purchase until you've got some time on the local waters, know which rivers/creeks you're going to fish the most, and know what your current 5wt setup lacks. Then you can go into those shops, talk to the good folks that work there, test drive a few (or more) rods, and make an educated purchase that you'll feel good about for a long time.
Seriously though, the fly shops in that area are too good of a resource to pass up
. You are truly lucky to be moving there.