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Thread: Need advice on rigging fly rod

  1. Default Need advice on rigging fly rod

    I am new to fly fishing and haven't a clue as to how to rig my rod for basic action. I have a "Black Eagle" rod by "Eagle Claw" and says "line size 8" on it. I need to know what to do to get started..kind of line, leader, flies, what do I need?..and the tip is broken at the very top..know of any repair kits out there? Thanks for your help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Central Florida

    Default Re: Need advice on rigging fly rod

    Hi googoo,

    I think the best thing you can do is to contact a local fly shop. They can repair your rod and help you with the startup of fly fishing. You would also benefit from a basic book on fly fishing.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    South Texas

    Default Re: Need advice on rigging fly rod

    Rod repair is generally difficult to impossible. It sounds like you may just need to put a new tip-top on your rod at the point where it is broken off.

    You'll need an 8 weight line (aka WF8F), backing, a 12 lb 7.5' tapered leader, and some other stuff.

    Frank's right, consulting a fly shop would be your best bet. The search function on this site will uncover lots of info for you.

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

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