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    I am looking to buy a rod combo but I am very new and have no idea what I am doing. My budget is $0-$125. I like the redington crosswater or the cabelas wind river. Any suggestions would be helpful. THANK YOU!!!

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    Try the Redington! Excellent buy at Cabelas right now till the end of the month. Plus the customer service on them is excellent!
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    Greys fly rods have some decent packages.

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    I have the wind river reel, and like it. Also consider the Cabelas three forks rod/combo. Gets great reviews for a cheaper rod. Performs like a rod costing twice as much or so I have heard.


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    Orvis Encounter...complete setup. $159. A little over your budget, but a great starter set!

    Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnflyfish View Post
    I have the wind river reel, and like it. Also consider the Cabelas three forks rod/combo. Gets great reviews for a cheaper rod. Performs like a rod costing twice as much or so I have heard.


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    Bought the three forks combo for my daughter. Decent enough starter rod. Cork is poor and so is the line. Worth the money I think, but worth twice the price? No.

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    I have no idea as to what or where you will be fishing. But for a young man such as yourself I would recommend a glass rod. They will withstand much more abuse and ill handling than a graphite rod. I started my grand daughter out on a glass rod and have no regrets. Cabelas currently has a reel on sale for $20 that will get you started just fine. Walmart sells SA Aircell supreme lines for less than $20. They also sell a darn nice casting glass Eagle Claw 7' rod for $20. For $60 plus shipping and taxes you will have an outfit that will serve you for several years if need be.

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    I like the Scientific Anglers kits..
    There's 4 different ones. Trout, bass, panfish, and saltwater

    Trout Fly Fishing Kit - Kits

    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Redingtond and Greys would be my first choice. My son started fly fishing when he was 9. I started him off with a 9' 5wt Hardy Swift set up.

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    Eagleclaw featherlight 6'6 and a cabelas wind river reel. The bright yellow rod should appeal to the 13yo because it stands out. Yet it's a slow very forgiving rod to learn the passion with. And at 50$ for the rod and reel you have a good bit left over for a good line, and a good start for a collection of flies


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