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10/11/2014 3:34:03 PM

So I REALLY want to get into fly fishing but I like know nothing about it. What weight rod should I get for bass and bluegill and maybe some speckled trout. And what type of reel should I get? Any cheap but good brand suggestions for my first combo?

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Largemouth Bass
Choctawhatchee Bay

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Fly fishing rod/reel help?


    1. eastonsutley 0
      I'm with the wild child get an 8wt and get a tfo I got a lefty pro series it's the bees knees.
    2. fishaholic13 0
      @Cowboy713 I'd use it for almost only freshwater. And I was asking for a combo for Christmas so probably about 150 or something around there
    3. Chuck LaBruna 0
      @Cowboy713 Yeah that's kinda what I was getting at by "species diversity". If he is planning on FW/SW, which is the way I was thinkin he was gonna ...more go, I'd say 8wt. But I agree, if only FW than 6wt
    4. Chris Skinner 0
      With a 30-06 haha, as far as what setup to steer you towards, the guys are right, we need to know what your budget is, you need, rod, reel, backing, line, leader, ...more tippet, and of course flies
    5. Chris Skinner 0
      Problems with a 6, their not impossible, but a busted rod when your trying to learn fly fishing can be a real turnoff, just know that if you try to catch sunnies ...more on an 8, it's like hunting rabbits
    6. Chris Skinner 0
      Mostly thinking freshwater I'd stick with a 6wt, but if your going to pull double duty with it, I'm with @wyldechylde77 go with an 8wt, a 6wt is fine for ...more soecks, but reds, jacks, etc. will give you
    7. Chris Skinner 0
      @wyldechylde77 idk bud for bass/sunnies and the occasional speck id probably be lookin at a fast action 6wt, that said, @fishaholic13 how much saltwater use do you ...more actually plan on with it? If your
    8. Chuck LaBruna 0
      ..a bit more of a diversity with an 8wt rod in terms of species. Might be a little easier for a beginner as well. Sorry I couldn't get that rod out to you man. ...more What's your budget like?
    9. Chuck LaBruna 0
      I would say go for an 8wt rod, simply because you'll have a little more versatility in the size of flies you can throw. Especially for bass, it's easier ...more to throw larger flies. Also, you have more...
    10. dillon juarez 0
      A 5wt is a good starter wy
    11. dillon juarez 0
      I could tell you tons of good combos what's your budget
    12. MusicCityBass 0
      ...definately help you haha
    13. MusicCityBass 0
      @Cowboy713 @flybob these guys know more about rods and reels than me. If you have questions about flies i may be able to help you😉. I also tie flies so if you would ...more like to order some i can...
    14. crookcody19 0
    15. crookcody19 0
      @MusicCityBass @TennesseeTroutboy
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