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Default Re: Fly rod for my wife

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Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
Hi idaho fisherman,

Pocono makes a good point about good lessons. The best teacher for the ladies is a lady. The worst teacher is the husband.

Frank
Absolutely. Even having somebody else's husband work with her would be better than you doing it.

Wright & McGill makes a series of rods called Fly Girl which are especially made for the ladies: Slightly smaller grips, a nice purple finish, and some other touches they'll likely appreciate more than we do. http://www.wright-mcgill.com/rods/fly-girl-rods.php I've seen them at BPS, but good luck getting casting instruction there.

I would recommend an 8' 5wt as a good ladies rod. The 5wt line will deal better with wind and larger flies than lighter weights, and the 8' length is less taxing on a daintier wrist. (I'm sure there are ladies out there who have no trouble swinging a 10' 6wt all day, but I'm just throwing out general recommendations) I've got an 8' 5wt St. Croix Avid I enjoy fishing that I'll set my wife up with, once she gets interested.
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