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Old 03-14-2011, 05:18 PM
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I'd go with a sage vantage or flight, and a Ross evolution and a full day guided trip on the waters you will be fishing. At least that's what I'd do if I was starting out and had a grand to spend on things.
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The Rio grand could warrant a 6wt, bigger water.
The local trib-streams are quite a bit smaller, 5wt would be perfect for those.
If you will use the rod for both indicator and dry fly, you will need a stiffer rod.
The Z-axis will do the job for both. The flight will work too, but is slightly heavier.
I would suggest a reel with a disc drag, as opposed to a click/pawl.
The RG has some impressive fish.
A half guide day is a good call. Learn water and rods at the same time.
Very efficient! Good luck with the search. You'll have lots of great water to learn on.
I second getting to know the local shop. If we don't support them, they won't be there.
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