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    Default Gearing Up

    Alright folks, here's the skinny.

    I was blessed with the good fortune to have a cousin in the "outdoor" business who is going to hook me up with a pretty incredible Abel reel (Super Series 7/8N)

    I have a total budget of about $350 for a complimentary rod. In terms of retail, it would appear that these are my choices. Which way would you go?

    I would also love to hear why if you have the time - and by all means let me know if you have a used 9' #8 rod of this quality or better within my budget.

    Thanks!

    ---------- Post added at 11:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:38 PM ----------

    I couldn't fit the full name & link of the Loomis. It's the:

    Pro4x - $350 - PRO4x

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    Pinky,

    Tell people where you are at and what you will be fishing for. Also whether you like dries, streamers, nymph, or all, as your perfered type fishing.

    Ard

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Thanks Ard!

    I'm in Portland, OR, fishing the Sandy & Clackamas rivers primarily. Steelhead, chinook & coho are the name of the game with this rig, but I must confess that I am brand new to fly fishing on this scale. Bigger flies & sink tip will probably be par for the course.

    I'm looking for the best 9' #8 rod I can find in the ~$350 range.

    Looking forward to learning a ton from other members of the forum.

    Thanks!

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    I might send you some PM links to possibilities, are you in a hurry. If not you can save some dough............

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Pumped up but not in any specific hurry. I love my spinning rig but am ready get serious about the sport.

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    Default Re: Gearing Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Pinky,

    Tell people where you are at and what you will be fishing for. Also whether you like dries, streamers, nymph, or all, as your perfered type fishing.

    Ard
    good advice from ard as usual members here will have a much better idea of what might fit your needs based on that.

    casey


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    Welcome to this forum Pinky. A ton of info here.

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    Hard to best the loomis or the sage.

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    Hi pinkygonzales,

    Here is a little tip on posting links just incase you don't know about the link tool.

    The best way to post links is to use the Link Tool at the top of the edit window.

    Here is how to use the link tool.

    1. Copy your address location.

    2. Highlight the words you want to use for the link.

    3. Click the Link Tool and a address window will open.

    4. Paste the address into the address window and click OK.

    The words you selected for the link will now be an active link to the location you want the viewer to visit.

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancer09 View Post
    Hard to best the loomis or the sage.
    +1

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