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Old 10-02-2011, 06:25 PM
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Hey yall. My name is russell and i live down here in Texas. I have just started flyfishing. I LOVE fly fishing and have gotten pretty good at it. I currently use an 8wt TFO BVK and i really like it. I mainly use it for saltwater fishing for reds and speckled trout. Anyways, this June/July i am going to our family friends house in Livingston, Montana. I REALLY want o get in on some brown amd brook trout action. Which rods (3-5wt) do you reccommend for stream fishing? I am only 15 so i would like to keep the total cost of line,rod, and reel under $400. Also, i am interested in fly tying. What materials do i need to start out with? What are some effective patterns for trout? Also feel free to give me any tips you think could be helpful, they will be MUCH appreciated.

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I'd go with a 5wt outfit (versatile) with an 8 to 9 foot rod in medium or medium fast action. Check out Reelflyrod.com (advertised on this forum) to research some great value Redington outfits in your price range. I bought a couple of the crosswater series and am very pleased with the quality for the price I paid.
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Part of the decision process is to consider the size of the fish, size of the stream/river/lake and the flies you will be using. I have a couple of the TFO Professionals and I really like them. I use them more than my Sage, Cabelas and St Croix rods, it all comes down to personal preferences. Since you have a year to make up your mind you have plenty of time to learn and try out the rods. I will say that for general trout fishing a 9' 5# is a good choice.
Lamson Konic is a good reel and is inexpensive.
Welcome & best of luck to you.
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Gary Borger has an older 6 part video on utube that covers fly fishing for trout pretty well;
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