The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By arkus
  • 1 Post By caseywise
  • 1 Post By Hardyreels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:06 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3
arkus is on a distinguished road
Default Help getting started

Hello! im 17 years old and have just really started getting into fly fishing it is a very addicting activity. I am needing to find a good fly rod and a good real that wont totally break my bank since I'm going to college. I have learned to cast with a old sage 6 wt my dad has form his days in the early 90's. I will be fishing smaller rivers for trout but also for the small northern pike around where i live if anyone can point me in the right direction or give me a rod suggestions it would be greatly appreciated thank you.
Hardyreels likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:11 PM
caseywise's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: sycamore, illinois
Posts: 4,455
Blog Entries: 1
caseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond reputecaseywise has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to caseywise
Default Re: Help getting started

check these cats
Fly Hooks Etc. - Allen Fly Fishing Store
their current deal of the day is pretty sweet too

casey
Hardyreels likes this.
__________________


ARFE
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:14 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 12,000
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Help getting started

Hi,

Welcome to the forum, you'll find out that advising you on what tackle to buy is the specialty of the house here Since your Dad's old rod is newer than most of mine I'll let the other members point you toward their favorites.

I hope you'll make this your escape zone when you are not studying or fishing. It's great to have young voices put into the discussions here.

Welcome,

Ard
shotgunfly likes this.
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:15 PM
shotgunfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Harrisonburg Virginee
Posts: 528
shotgunfly is a name known to allshotgunfly is a name known to allshotgunfly is a name known to allshotgunfly is a name known to allshotgunfly is a name known to allshotgunfly is a name known to all
Default Re: Help getting started

welcome arkus.

i don't have a lot of experience with combos but I have bought 2 reddington rods...a tempt and a crosswater and they seem like good rods...i believe reddington is owned by the same company that owns sage so it is sure to be around a while

the crosswater combo ($120) from cabelas is a 9'5wt I got as a loaner rod and ended giving to my friend. it's a good rod (no warranty), I didn't care much for the reel that came for it...it's big/heavy but i tend to spend $$$ for lighter gear

there is a reddington pursuit, a step up ($160) that is a faster action but it has a better (aluminum) reel.

I think ECHO sells a combo in this price range. I have no experience with them but the other local fly shop almost sold me on one becuase of the price. i went with the more established company....
__________________
"...all snobbery is defensive..and as important as fishing seems, the most important thing about it is, it's just fishing."

-- John Gierach

blog: http://www.thefinfeatherandfur.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinfeatherandfur
My TU:
http://massanuttentu.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-02-2013, 12:21 AM
jpbfly's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Languedoc/near montpellier
Posts: 5,304
Blog Entries: 5
jpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond reputejpbfly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Help getting started

Arkus...+1 for the Crosswater outfit....And good deals on Allen site toohope your pikes are not too big
__________________
JPClick the image to open in full size.http://guidepechemouche.fr/
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-02-2013, 01:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Greene County, Ohio
Posts: 176
popperhopper is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Help getting started

I own a Reddington Pursuit in 6wt. Great combo but is a little heafty. The Pursuit does have a lifetime rod warranty where as the Crosswater does not. Plus as stated a better reel with a slightly better drag. Not by much...but its there.

160 for the 2pc....180 for the 4pc.

If you go with a budget Reddington purchase a new leader with the outfit. My supplied leader was garbage. But your mileage may vary.



Sent from my SCH-I405 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Doug
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-02-2013, 06:51 AM
petee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Coast of Calif
Posts: 295
petee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Help getting started

Ha, I like how the kid says older fly rod from the early 90's. Now I feel really old.

Personal opinion: Whatever outfit you go with, I would recommend a 4 piece rod. They're just easier to drag around with you, especially for a college kid always on the go.
__________________
"Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-02-2013, 07:51 AM
random user's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: S. E. Taxachusetts
Posts: 581
Blog Entries: 9
random user is a jewel in the roughrandom user is a jewel in the roughrandom user is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Help getting started

Welcome Arkus.

If I were you, I see what I could do about procuring that #6 sage. It's sort of splitting the difference between what you need for small rivers and smaller pike.

There is a a lot of good quality to be had in the beginner combo set ups. Any of those listed will work well. Fly good fly rods are not nearly as expensive as they used to be. They can be, but you can easily find a good rod & reel which is inexpensive and not 'cheap'.

Petee - I hear you on the feeling old thing at the mention the early 90's. I had already started my life over at that point. I think I need to go put on my favorite tweed jacket, grab my pipe and go be a grumpy, old, crusty, cantankerous curmudgeon for a bit.
__________________
I'm currently out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message, and if you would like to reach me by phone, please hang up now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting started jcw355 General Discussion 9 01-05-2011 08:12 PM
Just getting started, what else do i need? Cool Hand Hodge General Fly Tying Discussions 11 10-07-2010 10:22 AM
The rod that started it all Sasha Coldwater Fly Fishing 11 09-10-2010 09:20 PM
Getting Started? jsmrider General Fly Tying Discussions 3 04-10-2010 06:13 PM
It all started with a 13-inch rainbow trout. It all started with a 13-inch rainbow tr Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 12-13-2008 11:40 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.