The BBS reels I've played with seem great. Be happy with your purchase
"I'm looking forward to trying this out, unfortunately it doesn't look like the weather is cooperating today."
Please don't take this the wrong way
: Flyfishing doesn't have to be a fair
weather sport. I often wait for windy days to try rods and lines, largely because it's often windy when I fish. I was on the lake Tuesday in my canoe,
and it was so windy (and raining), it req'd a monumental effort to paddle back
across the lake at 7pm. I did catch a few nice trout for dinner, so...
Casting with the wind to your back*
is much more easy on the really windy days, and on such days you can simply toss line behind you, and it will fly forward quite a bit...LOL! My wife and I were fishing in January, and the wind was blowing so hard that it nearly pulled the rods from our hands. We caught fish, however. As for rain, waders and a rain jacket will be like sitting
in the car
You will want to learn how to cast into the wind before long. It's
not too difficult. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a fish upwind, and
wishing you could cast to it...
Yesterday was the first day without strong winds since last Saturday: