Re: outfit for 5' fiance'
I wouldn't say a beginner should have a shorter rod. Quite the contrary.
Take her down to a fly shop and have her try the rods there. We can make suggestions, but ultimately it's her choice. One man'/woman's ceiling is another man's/woman's floor. That's why so many rods with so many tapers.
And if she's your fiance, for hell's sake don't skimp on the rod or line!
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