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I'm a college student who wants to get into fly fishing. Is there quality equipment out there that won't break my small bank?

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  • I'm a college student who wants to get into fly fishing. Is there quality equipment out there that won't break my small bank?

    I'm a college student who wants to get into fly fishing. Is there quality equipment out there that won't break my small bank?

  • #2
    Go to cabela's.com and you can get a Three Forks fly rod for around 100 dollars.

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    • #3
      I second that. Reddingtons are good mid range also.

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      • #4
        Ooops. forgot St. Coix Imperials.

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        • #5
          Go down to WalMart and get you a 20.00 fly rod. Get floating line. Put a little more money into a reel, that's where it counts.

          Remember, the fish don't give a hoot about all the highbrowed intellectual talk concerning flyfishing. Think like a fish and read less.

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          • #6
            Getting into it you dont have to break the bank....all of these are good suggestions, and you could always look around for some used stuff in your area on Craigslist

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            • #7
              You can get everything you need at Wal-mart in a kit. It's made by orvis and has all the essentials for around 110.00

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              • #8
                You might try the Sportsman's Guide for a reasonable fly rod. I just bought a 9' 4 piece Rivendell Graphite Fly Rod (11-lb.wt) for $39.97. I also bought a Scientific Angler Disc Drag Large Arbor reel (line size 7,8,9) for $27.97 at the Sierra Trading Post online. Both online sources have great satisfaction guarantees. I bought this outfit to keep in my truck while traveling so I havent had a chance to try it out yet. I intend to use it in salt water for redfish. The price is right, you might want to consider it.
                Chiefatk, Killeen, Tx

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                • #9
                  I jusy bought a nice Scientific Anglers reel with disc drag and a large arbor for $27 from Sierra Trading Post online. They also have a nice selection of flies. They have an everchanging selection of fishing gear at laughably cheap prices. I never buy expensive gear. The fish don't seem to care.

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                  • #10
                    IF you want a good fly rod at a decent price go to orvis .com and go to the rod selector.or cabelas. you want to buy the best you can afford dont mess around with a rod/reel combo that is 40 dollars it is garbage you want to spend at least 50 bucks on just the rod. support your local fly shop if you can tight lines

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                    • #11
                      At L.L. Beans they have the Angler fly rod for around 60 dollars. It is a good enough rod for me to catch spooky landlocked salmon that weigh around 4 pounds

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                      • #12
                        bud go down to wal mart im 17 and in the same boat that where i wenr got a scientific angler set iv had that set for a while know and caught tons of trout and bass on it

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                        • #13
                          Good points above. Even check Ebay, sometimes you can pick up a really good rod n reel for a good price.

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                          • #14
                            Spend at least $75 to a hundred ona fly rod, if you are just fishing for bass and maybe trout the reel is only a place to store line. Buying a cheap rod will make it difficult to learna dn you will grow out of it quickly if you do learn

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                            • #15
                              Go out and get the Pflueger start up kit for under $50!! Also buy a couple of small poppers and go to a lake get started catching some panfish while honing your casting skills. Once you get out of school you can upgrade to the nicer rods, but they are useless if you don't hone your casting skills!

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