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Old 05-14-2009, 09:07 PM
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Hello! from SE Minnesota.
I just got into fly-fishing, and wow, its definatley not easy. Right now I am using a cheap Shakespere 8' 5/6 wt, fishing for trout on some tight streams. My casting needs work, I cant tie flies (yet), and all I have is a pair of knee-high rubber boots. But I am having a great time! Looking forward to digin into all the knowledge that is on this site!
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:06 PM
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Welcome Mn.

Good to hear you're having fun. Please don't feel that you need to explain your gear or make excuses for it not being the most expensive in the world. You are having a ball and that is worth a lot more than an XLR-M2 super rod any-day.

My name is Ard and if you want to build your gear pile without breaking the bank feel free to PM me anytime with questions.

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Hey MN, welcome to the forum. I'll 2nd Ard, get out there and have a blast--- don't worry about the price of your gear.

You might want to browse some of these links to see if there's a local chapter of Trout Unlimited or a club affiliated with the Federation of Fly Fishers near you. Most of these groups are very welcoming to new comers, have group trips to local waters casting clinics etc, and it's a great way to get advice and help getting started:

For TU Chapters:

Council/Chapter Search | Trout Unlimited - Conserving coldwater fisheries

and for FFF clubs:

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There's lot's of helpful folks here so ask away if you have questions, browse some of the stuff in the FAQ section and feel free to start or jump in on threads.

Good luck this season!

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Old 05-16-2009, 07:34 AM
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Hey MN, I'll third Mark and Ard, I strated out with a Scientific Angler 4 piece trout kit, and guess what, that is still my travel rod after almost 2 years on the Truckee River. I have other rods, but that one is my smallest and goes with me more times then not.

Read through the posts and you will find a few that talk about the value of high dollar gear, and most will agree that while a high dollar rod may make a little difference, it doesnt make that much of one for everyday type fishing

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