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Old 08-03-2009, 07:47 PM
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Default Bass/Redfish outfit

I am wanting to try catching redfish and bass on flies. Because of yhe cost would like to purchase 1 outfit. Could you recommend a good length and weight, I am thinking 9' 8 wt. aand a good inexpensive combo that would work on salt and fresh water.

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:05 PM
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A 9' 8wt would be my first choice also.I fish an 8wt in the salt 3 or 4 times a week and that rod will cover more bases for more species than any other rod IMHO.I dont have any recommendations for a combo but I would take a hard look at the Temple Fork rods as well as the less expensive Sage rods.It really depends on your budget but if you have a fly shop near you I would start there and cast as many rods as possible.I always prefer to give my business to the local shops when I can.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:38 PM
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I'm with SkipS. You are on the right track with the length and line weight. A 9 foot 8 weight should cover you fine. Since I prefer to give my business to local shops, as well, go and cast a few rods. The one that you will buy will be in your price range and will feel the best when you cast it.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:52 AM
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As someone who targets both species, may I recommend two separate solutions. One http://www.redington.com/cat.php?k=50169 , the Redington Predator series for Bass - - - and it comes in a rod / reel combo. AND, for a redfish rod, when you really need that extra length to cut the wind - well, the sky's the limit, but if your budget doesn't reach the sky, how about a TFO TiCrX? http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/rods/ticrx.html . Technically, you could use one reel for both if you matched rod weights.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:29 PM
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Hell of a deal right here: 4pc rod, salt rated reel, and a good fly line. Under $200 - http://reelflyrod.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=26
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