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fisher88

yo, im getting into fly fishing and was wondering what basic setup I should get. Looking for a 7 weight Rod, and a reel. in the 200 price range. thanks
itwasthisbig

I would suggest going to your local tackle shop first. It depends on where you are from, if you are close to Langley I would go see the folks at Gills. Its on the by-pass by the ford dealership. Your local tackle shops will usually spend the time with you and wont sell you what you don't need and always havew the answers you are looking for.

Good luck
Louis Vuitton

It also depends on what your fishing for. Once you give a little more info on what you are fishing for, and where you live, I'll be able to give you a better amount of info because I've been flyfishing for a while and want to help, but you need to give more info. Like what type of fish, salt or fresh water (cause salmon, for example, live in both) and where you live, cause water types can affect the gear. Just give a bit more info and I'll help.

Tight lines
fisher88

thx for the help. I'm fishing for pink salmon, or maybe some coho, some odd steelhead, and for trout. I hear a 7 wt. is probably my best bet. I went to the local tackle shop got some pointers but I was thinking of buying my stuff new off the net. (ebay) I was thinking of a dragonfly rod but there are none on the web, and probably a Martin reel.
salmon assasin

Go to babcocks 200 $$ package great deal michelle 7/8 with reel and slim line so good i almost bought it and i already have an 8 weight
Louis Vuitton

Umm, a 7wt might be a bit light for salmon.
I would suggest an 8wt. Personaly, if your goin to get into fly fishing, i would suggest saving a bit more money and buy higher quality gear than to spend the amount that you have saved. Temple Fork Outfitters makes really good rods for an exceptional price. I'm goin to guess that your fishing fresh water for the salmon, so I would go with an 8wt by TFO. They are $110 (before tax) at Ruddicks. As for a real, if your just starting out, I would suggest a Leada fly real by British Fly Reels. Superb drag system at an unbelievalbe price. Line wise, i would go Scientific Anglers with a type 3 sink. This is a salmon set up I'm talkin about. This set up is far too heavy for trout. If you can, buy from a shop. That way they can help you out and get you set up with a matching outfit, rather than buying pieces here-and-there. The shop people will be able to guide you alot better in the direction you want to go.

Anyways, one you get hooked on fly fishing, you're not goin to be released (pun intended).

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fisher88

sweet thx
salmon assasin

seven is fine for salmon ive caught springs in the ocean on a seven
The Yak

At Riverside Fly and Tackle in Port Coquitlam (formerly Jaymers) you could probably get a nice setup for around $210-215. Something like a Temple Fork Outfitters Rod with a lifetime warranty and a Dragonfly cartrage reel.

And you wont have to pay any inflated shipping charges...!!!
Louis Vuitton

The Temple Fork Outfitters rods have one of the best warranties on the market. You break the rod at all (tip or butt section), its replaced for $25, no questions asked. It even says on their website that you can break it on purpose, and they will send you the new piece. Plus, Lefty Kreh also endorses them and helped design their rods. If anybody on this site fly fishes, they should have heard of Lefty. This guys a legend in the flyfishing world.
But yeah, that Dragon Fly cartridge reel mentioned above, is a good reel. I have one, and the drag system is surprisingly good. Good price, and the cartridges, which you will soon find out, come in handy when the conditions change and force you to go from top-water to sinking lines or vice-versa.

Tight Lines
fisher88

how about fly fishing line. Should I start off with a sinking tip line, sinking line, or float line?
Louis Vuitton

For starting out, a floating line is probably better. It depends though, on the conditions. If you get a cartridge reel (one that has removable spools), i would suggest a floating, and type 3 sink. So yeah, floating is probably better for beginners, because you can always use weighted flies to get down to the fish, or just extend your drift.
fisher88

any suggestions of what kind??? For a 7-8wt reel.
The Yak

Airflo 40+... I will be replacing all my lines with this one on an as needed basis. Casts like a dream... and it added about 10 feet to my cast...
HaloRail

You can get away with a cheap rod, cheap reel, But but not a cheap line (match the rod not the reel). I fish Trout lakes and use 99/100 a sinking line - type III. All my lines are (WF).
Halorail
Louis Vuitton

WF fly lines are a good line to start out with. WF means "Weight Forward", which means the line is tapered a certain way to add distance to your casting. There are many other tapers, such as DT, and RT. Ask your local fly shop what all the different tapers are for.

But yeah, a wf fly line is a good one to start out with.

Tight lines

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