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Old 09-13-2020, 06:44 PM   #11
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If you are looking for a good rod at a reasonable price look at the TFO Mangrove at $130. If you think you are going to fish salt get the 8wt. For a reel the Redington Behemoth at $120 is all you need. For a line I would go with a name brand. RIO, Scientific Angler, and Cortland have lines in the$59 range that are ok. The line is the most important so don't skimp on it.
For freshwater flies to start with, I would recommend yellow pepper, white clouser, and bend back.
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:07 PM   #12
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Most fly line is way overpriced. That’s obviously my opinion, but I’ve had everything from the lowest of the low Maxcatch to premiere high end SA, Rio, Airflo lines, etc. No doubt the high end stuff is better, but is absolutely necessary for our LMB or redfish, no way I say.

Same for rods, reels, the rest of it. Spend $2,000 or more on the set up, it won’t make you catch more redfish or bass or have a better time doing it.

I’ve got fly rods that run $50 to $500 plus. The $500 might be better than the $50 one, but is in necessary, no way.

Don’t be fooled by some sales person that you must spend a ton to get it done. It ain’t true, not for fish around here.
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I am going to agree with Backcast. Call Gordy & Sons in Houston. Andy, Baron, Marco, can get you casting in no time. The whole crew at Gordy are top notch. Not to mention the casting pond is amazing. They also have top notch gear to get you all setup. Enjoy the sport!
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:49 AM   #14
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Gordy and Sons...

Thanks....I am going to get in touch with Gordy and Sons...I appreciate all of the great feedback....
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CHECK OUT TEXAS FLY FISHERS .GREAT CLUB WITH LOTS OF HELPFUL PEOPLE.THEY MEET ONCE A MONTH ALWAYS HAVE GREAT SPEAKERS .THEY HAVE FLY TYING CLASSES ,CASTING INSTUCTORS,OUTINGS,ie,anything to do with flyfishing.Speaking as past VP and saltwater outings chairman in past years.
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Old 09-17-2020, 03:55 PM   #16
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Get something cheap and then take a few casting lessons. Then put in the time and practice what you learned. Practice, practice and practice some more. Ease into it.

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