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    Fly fishing - what do I need?

    Wanting to get into fly fishing, or at least have a play

    What am I needing rod, reel, line, fly wise? i dont need Rolls Royce gear right now but dont want junk either

    So many options with shit that makes no sense to me at this stage

    Anyone able to help out a noob?

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    Fishing rivers? DDs the man

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    So many diff brands and # etc

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    Id be happy to catch one using anything but my hands or rifle but there is no way in Hell Im paying over a hundred bucks to catch one trout Im probably going to release.

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    Buy best ya can ta start with... sage vantage good starting point! Get some flys some tippet some indicators and few spare tapered leaders..... i would go into detail but its a fookn lot to type onto a touvhscreen.....

    Find some loon to give you verbal advice as youll never get the jist u really need via words!!

    Trust me on this and look into casting lessons... it will make it so much easierto pick up! Or ull tear ur hair out literally!!!

    Get itvright and you can catch a fukload a fishes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Wanting to get into fly fishing, or at least have a playWhat am I needing rod, reel, line, fly wise? i dont need Rolls Royce gear right now but dont want junk eitherSo many options with shit that makes no sense to me at this stageAnyone able to help out a noob?
    Bugger Some one was selling a set on here . real cheap too . I don't no if anyone grabed it . I'll see if I can find the thread for you
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    If you wanna fish taupo u want an 8 weight if u want to fish smaller rivers u want a 6 weight! Try to find a flyline wuth a long bellied taper or a double taper they are easy to learn to cast with and move to a specialised taper when you pick it up!!!

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    Get a good book on it and talk to a local outfitter, or go to a local anglers club, I mostly fish the lakes which is a little different. I had a nice 8'-0" rod when I fished the rivers in the Wairarapa,good for under willows etc, not long casting. I have a very got book on learning to cast but it's in Taupo will be there Queens birthday can copy and send after that.

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    Beware of cheap sets being sold online... liken it to buying a stevens or one of those shitty remmington 710s.. it will make it harder and more likely to throw in the towel

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    sage have really good combos which is great for starting out ya just need an idea of what type of fly fishing your mostly going to do to start with first ie nymphing,dry fly which will help you choose your line weight,im only a novice but wippy action's in your fly rod are a must.will you fish the hutt river?we have a lot of guys from wellies come up to fish the upper manawatu up here alot.

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    hahaha, spanners, come visit me, i'll show you what you end up with after a couple of years - fly fishing, fly tying, fly rod building, etc, etc.

    be afraid..... be very, very afraid

    sage is very good, TFO make decent mid-level rods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Bugger Some one was selling a set on here . real cheap too . I don't no if anyone grabed it . I'll see if I can find the thread for you
    yep def....... cast the fuck outa ya back yard untill ya arm falls off.I was dry flying the end of summer and a rainbow breached hard right in front of me but do you think i could land the dry fly on it ffs it was 5 m away i got it there 3rd cast but to late next day i cast for about an hr in the back yard.
    my computer is being a retard that was meant for bb saying about casting lessons.

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    Someone wanna find a setup on TM and point me to it ?

    Been watching Hank Patterson vids on YouTube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    yep def....... cast the fuck outa ya back yard untill ya arm falls off.I was dry flying the end of summer and a rainbow breached hard right in front of me but do you think i could land the dry fly on it ffs it was 5 m away i got it there 3rd cast but to late next day i cast for about an hr in the back yard.
    my computer is being a retard that was meant for bb saying about casting lessons.
    Put a saucepan on the lawn and when you can land it in that everytime from all angles and distances!!!! UR READY!!!

    Man i used to flyfish every waking moment i had spare.... stupid fishing for a living took the edge off it!!!

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    Spanners it was savagehunter who was selling the set . Pm him just incase he never sold it
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