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Old 10-06-2012, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Action and Lengths Best For Beginners.

I'd have to agree. She really needs to cast them first, to see what she likes. Another contender, which is right at the $200 mark, but a really great caster, is the Winston Passport. It's a very comfortable casting rod, light, and great for the price. I still pick mine up and cast it!
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There are some Redington 4 wt CTs on eBay (new) for about $100. Kind of hard to pass up really.
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I think easiest to cast is a medium-fast action. Slower actions seem to give beginners trouble with timing and fast actions seem to be hard for a newbie to control. The easiest rod I have a bunch of time on is a Sage Flight. It seems to have that perfect action that anyone seems to pick up quickly. There are probably a few left on clearance too.

I love the Redington CT and own 2 myself but it doesn't seem to be a rod I can hand even someone that has a little fly experience and they can fling it well. If that slower medium action is something she digs though I can't say enough good things about that rod. Possibly the best deal in fly rods especially now that it is on closeout. Not to mention one of the prettiest too...
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FYI: The CT was recently discontinued. It has been rebadged as the Tempt. You can find CTs discounted all over the interwebs.

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This is pretty much what I was thinking. I liked the idea of medium fast in 4 wt. between 7'6" and 8'6"

I've seen some nice 8 foot 4 wt.'s around $149.00
Yellowstone Angler just put out their 4 wt shoot out and one rod fits in your sweet spot ===> the St Croix 8.5 ft. 4 wt. at $200.00

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