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Old 08-16-2010, 10:58 AM
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Default Little brother got a fly rod...

little brother got a fly rod from my greatgrandma somehow... i havent seen it yet to really know if its usable for him or even what weight it is but what are some good flys for him to start on?

since hes going to be fishing lakes, ponds, and slow big rivers and all i was thinking flys like wooley buggers and other big streamers.

i know he isnt going to have the patience for nymphing and i dont think he will under stand dry fly fishing yet.

what do you recomend
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Default Re: Little brother got a fly rod...

I tend toward thinking that for a starter rod just about anything will work. If you take it and cast with it and find that it will execute a cast then it should at least get him started. Some people take to fly casting like a duck to water and with others it makes no difference if they have a Winston or an old South Bend in their hand they still struggle.

I would take him out with his rig and if I found that he was having problems I would hand him mine. If the troubles persist you can deduce that it is not the rod. If he begins casting 100% better with your rod then you have found a starting point.

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Default Re: Little brother got a fly rod...

If he does take to the casting like Ard recommends, I would hand him a few black fur ants to get him started. These are really productive for trout right now and panfish will hit em up too.

I always thought that nymphing was tricky to start out with and that top water action is best to start, as you can see the fly an a take(hopefully )
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If he does take to the casting like Ard recommends, I would hand him a few black fur ants to get him started. These are really productive for trout right now and panfish will hit em up too.

I always thought that nymphing was tricky to start out with and that top water action is best to start, as you can see the fly an a take(hopefully )
Ant: Well said, a few ants, beetles and some hoppers should see plenty of action with that.

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Default Re: Little brother got a fly rod...

In some ways .If he does take to the casting like Ard recommends, I would hand him a few black fur ants to get him started.
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In some ways .If he does take to the casting like Ard recommends, I would hand him a few black fur ants to get him started.
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Default Re: Little brother got a fly rod...

ok i saw the rod today and it is a Daiwa Graphite Eliminator. its model number is EL45 it is an 8' and then i cant tell what this means but it says "Line: AFTMA #6/7 A15830A" so im guessing its a 6 or 7 wt rod? but is it a fast or mod fast or slow action?? it feels like a fast action just what bit i held it it didnt feel as noodley as my mod fast action but that may just be its age? it just seems its more bendy on the tip and the fast actions are bendier on the tips right? and dont bend so much in the bellys?
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