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Old 11-16-2009, 01:46 PM
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hi there i'm just starting fly fishing after many years of sea fishing and have decided to take up fly fishing as i belive it is far more sporting and i need some help and advice on what tackle i should get i will mainly be fishing for trout in rivers and streams
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:02 PM
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5 wt is a good general trout weight. Tons of info on the sight about what works for what fish if you do a search, not only will you find out about what weight to use, but you will also get a lot of info on how to use it.

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have a look here here's an excellent post from Mark:What gear do I need for trout fishing?
As for the rod a 9ft#4 or 5 would be a good choice.
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It would help if we knew where you were and what sort of streams or rivers you think you might be fishing

And there's plenty of inshore saltwater fly fishing opportunites on all coasts if that interests you too

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Hi wilky,

I am glad you decided to begin fly fishing. This may be the best forum on the Internet for beginners. Rip Tide is right that we need to know where you are going to be fishing. Rivers and streams come in all kinds and we can target your equipment to fit your requirements.

The best all around rod to begin with is a 9' 5wt. It is easy to learn on and gives you the opportunity to try different styles of fishing. When you start discussing rods and reels it helps to know your budget limitations. There is no use in recommending equipment you can't afford. You also need to avoid the very cheapest rod you can find. It may not be a good casting rod and it will complicate you learning how to cast. Do you have a local fly shop where you can try equipment or get some lessons?

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And there's plenty of inshore saltwater fly fishing opportunites on all coasts if that interests you too

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What a beautiful bass Rip!
That's not me, that's my fishing partner
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Won't change my opinion....A beautiful bass anyway,Rip
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thanks guys i'm currently in the far north of scotland at the moment about 200 yards from the sea and theres lots of lochs and rivers around but i'm moveing to utah in april next year and am planning on fishing in the rivers and streams there as i have been told its great fishing there lol.. but i was really hopeing of catching some fish before i leave

and that is a beatifull bass sadly i havent caught that big of one lol
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Hi Wilky!
Since all you know for sure is where you'll be fishing, you can get a lot of info from the "Flyfisher's Guide to Utah" from Wilderness Adventures Press,Inc. I have the Idaho guide from the same series and it's a geat tool.
It has a section for each listed body of water that recommends tackle, flys, a hatch guide, and local resources for guides, lodging, routes etc.
You can check your new location and you'll know what gear you'll use most often. It'll help you shop on line or tell you where to buy (there) when you arrive.
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