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    Hello, friends!

    I decided to take up fly fishing, I liked the pretty fishing technique. I live in Russia and in our small town is difficult to buy good fishing tackle. My favorite online store "Ebay", most buy there. I want to buy a fishing rod # 5-6 within the of 150-170 dollars - so to say to begin with.

    Has found on ebay a few sets:
    1. [ame=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300639318860]REDINGTON CROSSWATER 580-2 5WT OUTFIT[/ame]
    2. SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS Fly Fishing Outfit
    3. Cortland Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
    4. OKUMA CASCADE CS-903-5
    5. OKUMA INFUSION Premium Fly Fishing Outfit

    Help me to choose, please. Or help me to collect fishing tackle separately. Within the limits of 150-170 dollars.

    Sorry for my English.

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    If you're going to be fishing smaller streams, you'd probably be happier with the 8 foot Redington because it's easier to cast if there are trees and bushes in the way. If you're not fishing smaller streams, the 9 foot 4 piece Scientific Anglers will be a little easier to carry around than a 2 or 3 piece, because the sections are shorter when you take them apart. I don't think the 4 weight Okuma will be useful in as wide a variety of fishing conditions as a 5 or a 6 weight.

    If you're buying on eBay, make sure before you buy that the seller is willing to ship to Russia and can tell you the shipping cost.

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    Hello Kirit! Welcome to the forum.
    I have to agree with moucheur2003, I think you will be happier with a 4 pc setup rather than a 2 pc. I speak from experience. My first rod was a 2 pc and although I loved it, it was a pain to travel with and maneuver through brushy areas.
    I personally would prefer the Redington over the other brands you mentioned. Redington really has some good quality rods for the money.

    Here is a link to Redington's website and their Crosswater line of rods. They do offer a 4 pc in a 5 wt setup still within your budget.
    http://www.redington.com/outfits/crosswater
    Hope this helps and if you have more questions don't hesitate to ask. We have a large family of experts more than willing to help someone on their journey to becoming a fly fisherman...

    Best Regards,
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    Seth

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    I own a couple Redington rods and they are very good buys for the money. I own a Crosswater combo i picked up on clearance for $50 and it is a great rod for a beginner.

    I cant say i have been very impressed with any of the Cortland or Okuma rods i have handled so far. I have no experience with Scientific Anglers combos. You wont regret buying the Redington.

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    And you'll help me build fishing tackle separate (rod + line + reel)? Within my monies?

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    Kirit

    The Redington outfits in the above link that cattech89 posted include a rod, rod case (to protect the rod when not in use), a fly reel, fly line that matches the rod, backing and a leader (length of tapered monofilament that connects the fly line to the fly).

    An outfit with a 2 piece rod is $119 US

    The same outfit with a 4 piece rod is a little more expensive at $139 US

    Be sure to get a quote for the price of shipping to Russia, which will add to the cost.
    Mark

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    приветa friend of mine who's a beginner bought a Redington Crosswater outfit a few months ago....very good dealso +1 for this one.You should find a seller who ships to Russia....

    ---------- Post added at 11:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:48 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by jpbfly View Post
    приветa friend of mine who's a beginner bought a Redington Crosswater outfit a few months ago....very good dealso +1 for this one.You should find a seller who ships to Russia....
    the shipping is less expensive for a 4 p rod

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    Hi

    I have more money.)) $ 240

    Can you help me make a balanced fishing tackle for the money? I want to buy on Ebay

    Thank you.

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    Kirit,
    You can buy the crosswater kit mentioned on eBay. If you want to purchase a slightly higher quality kit look at Redington's Pursuit line of outfits. They can also be found on eBay. An outfit includes everything you need to get started fishing. Rod, carrying case, and reel pre-loaded with backing, line, leader, and tippet. The only other purchases you would need to make in order to go fishing would be flies. Which can also be found on eBay anywhere from $6 a dozen and up.

    Hope this helps..
    Seth

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    Hello kirit,

    Welcome to the forum, as you see the fishermen here will try their best to help you with finding the right set. I hope you continue to visit us here,

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