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I think i would go with a Dragonfly or a Temple Fork setup they are both good rods for a decent price and usually can get combos with reel and line also. next thing is to think about what weight rod you need for what fish your targetting :cheers:
 

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coleman said:
If you were to reccomend a fly rod/reel combo to someone just starting out,..what would it be. Never used a fly rod before, but am thinking of giving it a shot. Thanks.
You posted this on the Spey section...was that intentional or were you looking to get into single handed fly casting?
 

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You posted this on the Spey section...was that intentional or were you looking to get into single handed fly casting?


My mistake there. I thought this was a gear section. I was just looking for something easy to use for a beginner who hasn't ever used a fly rod before.
 

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coleman said:
You posted this on the Spey section...was that intentional or were you looking to get into single handed fly casting?


My mistake there. I thought this was a gear section. I was just looking for something easy to use for a beginner who hasn't ever used a fly rod before.
I think you misunderstood my question. :) Most people who spey fish (double hand flyrod) started out with single hand flyfishing. Since you've never used a flyrod before, I was wondering if you were not wanting to get into single hand flyfishing and accidentally posted on the spey section? You didn't really state you wanted to get into spey fishing in your original post, just fly fishing. I was going to move it into the Flyfishing section for you if you wanted...but if it's really a spey question, then there's no issues.

If you were really asking about spey casting, then I would recommend something in the vicinity of a 13-14' rod with a medium0fast action and an 8 or 9 weight line rating. The "line weight" rating on fly rods (single and spey) refer to how many grains it takes to load the rod tip, and not a strain weight rating like in regular rods...just in case you didn't know. Generally speaking, 0-3wt is for small fish and small waters casting small flies, 4-6wt is for trout casting medium sized flies, 7-9wt for salmon and steelhead in larger waters casting larger weighted flies, and 10wt and up for big game. In spey fishing, most people are targeting salmon and steelhead, and use spey rods rated for 7-10wt...but some do spey cast for trout and use a light spey between 5-7wt.

Your reel will just need to hold the appropriate amount of backing and flyline, as spey lines are much longer than regular flylines. A good disk drag system is also a bonus if you're targetting the larger species of salmon. Good luck.
 
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