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Old 06-27-2011, 03:12 PM
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Default What kind of setup would you recommend in my circumstance?

I am new to fly fishing, have a 4 weight setup.

But am making a trip to the NW, not sure what I will be fishing for, but like the idea of fishing for salmon/steelhead. And might be casting into the surf on the coast for a bit.

Back in Texas would use a heavier rig for bass fishing.

Intrigued by the Allen reels.

1) I could go for the Trout 5/7 and get a 7 weight setup.
2) I could go for the Alpha 7/8 and get an 8 weight setup.
3) Get a 9/10 reel from somewhere (allen is OOS) and have a 9 weight setup

Thoughts? ("All of the above" is not the correct answer ).
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Default Re: What kind of setup would you recommend in my circumstance?

Hello, I would love to sell you 3 reels, but I think you can get away with two reels and save yourself some money. The 7/8 and 9/10 would be a better fit. You could even go with the 7/8 first and use it on the 9wt to see if you like it.

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Default Re: What kind of setup would you recommend in my circumstance?

8 weight is fairly good all round choice. Might be a little like for chinook (king) salmon depending on river size but definitely capable of handling the others + Steelhead. You could definitely handle stripers as well on an 8 weight, and you could cast some might big bass bugs with an 8 weight. Get a 7/8 alpha and get about 2 extra spools if you have the money. 1 Rio Versitip line, One shooting head for the beaches, and then 1 bass taper line.


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Default Re: What kind of setup would you recommend in my circumstance?

the allen alpha reels are about the best bang for your out there. as far as weight, the 7/8 will be the most versatile.

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