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Thread: Hello from Central Illinois

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Pleasant Plains, Illinois

    Default Hello from Central Illinois

    Hello! Have been Fly Fishing for 6 weeks now. Have absorbed some good advice from the forums, Thanks.

    My wife says I'm already addicted. Have been to Cabelas Fly Shop in Hazlewood 6 times in the last 6 weeks (1.5 hour drive one way). I work everyday at 8:00am, so I go Fly Fishing 3 mornings per week from 6:45 till 7:50. Lunch break, yep, 30 extra minutes of casting time.

    Bill and Taylor have been a great help at the Hazlewood Cabelas in MO.

    Started out with a Sage FLI 490-4, Lamson Radius 1.5, and a Joan Wulff instructional DVD. My casting has been ok. Distance is good, but loops aren't as tight as they need to be, and tailing loops have knotted a few too many leaders.

    I went back to the Cabelas Fly Shop and casted 3 different 3 weight rods, Sage FLI, Sage Launch, and El Cheapo TFO Signature Series One. Much to my surprise, I just couldn't put the TFO down.

    I left the store with my new TFO, spent 30 minutes casting back at home and my general casting has improved at least 300%. I think it's just the way the TFO loads up. I can feel everything so much better. My loops are nice and tight (at least most of the time), put a smile on my face.

    I will be snooping around the forums soaking up info, thanks again guys...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Central Florida

    Default Re: Hello from Central Illinois

    Hi Jasonbu,

    Welcome to the forum. You seem to be off to a good start. You are lucky to have a store where you can try different rods. The TFO rods are really hard to beat for a beginner.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    South Texas

    Default Re: Hello from Central Illinois

    Welcome to the group! I agree that you are off to a great start and also that some of the TFO rods are tough to beat.

    Looking forward to your contributions!

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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