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    Default Wright & McGill Co. Fly Girl Freshwater Fly Rod

    I am wanting to buy my wife a fly rod for xmas so she can join me on the water. I am looking at the wright and mcgill fly girl freshwater. Does anybody have any experience with this rod?

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    Also, I jsut came across the generation II S-Curve ladies fly rod, also by W&M. This rod comes in more size options. Opinions needed on this one also

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    Name has been around for awhile. Not familiar with this line at all. What does
    "limited warranty" mean?

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    Default Re: Wright & McGill Co. Fly Girl Freshwater Fly Rod

    Hi,

    Joni and the other women on the forum are better able to give an answer to my rhetorical question than I could but................. I don't think the rod should differ much whether it is used by a male or a female. I would not be happy if all fly rods were supposed for the exclusive use by women and I had to choose a rod from a very few manufacturers who marketed one called 'Flyboy' before I felt I had the right stick to fish with. Just say'n

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    Default Re: Wright & McGill Co. Fly Girl Freshwater Fly Rod

    Sorry. No feedback on the Wright and McGill rig.

    Here is another option.

    Take a look at the Redington Classic Trout rods. The action is slower, so it is very forgiving to start out with. The grips of the rods seem a little smaller in diameter (at least to me) than grips on rods of the same rod/line weight category. A smaller grip is great for a smaller hand.

    Pair the CT up with a Redington Drift reel. The outfit looks slick. Personally I think that the pewter colored reel looks better with the rod.

    You can read up on the CT rod in the gear review forum. I wrote one on the 3 weight. Cliff wrote one on the 5 weight.

    Dennis

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    Default Re: Wright & McGill Co. Fly Girl Freshwater Fly Rod

    I actually went ahead and ordered the S-Curve rod. I think the only thing that makes it a female rod is a smaller diameter handle and the color of the rod is dark purple instead of brown. I read some really great reviews on this rod, so I figured for 99$ it would be a great beginner rod.

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    I was going to say, a smaller grip as my JWF has a thinner grip. I am not sure a smaller one is needed however, but I have long fingers.
    I just hope the rod is nice because a bad choice can also turn her off of Fly Fishing. A friend of mine gave his wife a Pflueger...man I would have smacked him in the head for that one, what the heck was he thinking...LOL

    The fact this rod is built for a woman so to speak, it could be a good thing. Let us know.

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    Default Re: Wright & McGill Co. Fly Girl Freshwater Fly Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Joni View Post
    I was going to say, a smaller grip as my JWF has a thinner grip. I am not sure a smaller one is needed however, but I have long fingers.
    I just hope the rod is nice because a bad choice can also turn her off of Fly Fishing. A friend of mine gave his wife a Pflueger...man I would have smacked him in the head for that one, what the heck was he thinking...LOL

    The fact this rod is built for a woman so to speak, it could be a good thing. Let us know.
    if he also fishes with a pflueger and decided to give his wife a pflueger, then i suppose that's fine.

    if my wife were to ever start fly fishing with me, she'd want the EXACT outfit as mine so we would "MATCH"......

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