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I plan on starting to fly fish. What are the basic lures, and extra stuff you need for fly fishing?

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  • rudyglove27
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    http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/fly-fishing?k=3g&src=pkw&netid=2&ps|Google+-+K70|fly+fishing+gear&gclid=COvRn5LatsECFWkV7AodO1 UAhQ

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  • jcmesq
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    First, you need the right weight of rod, reel, and line/backing/leader, for what you intend to fish for, and then learn how to cast.

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  • Mistershoaf
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    Tying flies is very rewarding. Its extra sweet when a fish swallows a fly you've made.

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  • jrok6661
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    I asked around. Friends, family and a guy a sportsmans warehouse, all steered me in the right direction. I got what I needed and now I am starting to ty flies.

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  • rudyglove27
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    Fishing Etiquette – Taking out your Line
    Common courtesy dictates that you take your line out of the water for any angler who has a fish on the line. This is so that they have plenty of space in order to land their fish. This rule is very important if you’re fishing down-river from the other angler. Make sure that you never step into the space of an angler who is releasing or landing a fish on the bank.........

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  • CavRecon
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    See if you can find a copy of the Sports Illustrated guide to Fly Fishing by Bill Mason. That's the book that got me started and I've never looked back!

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  • rezavoirdog
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    Cabela's has good beginner's kit, called the Genesis Flyfishing Outfit for $150.00. It comes with rod, reel, rod and reel case, flyline, backing, leaders, strike indicators, forcepts, line straightener, 2 retractors, lead sinkers, floatant, floatant holder, nippers, 24 flies with a box and small chest pack for it all! Then, you can get waders and boots, a vest and net at Walmart (they sell Hodgman, a good brand) for around $200.00.

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  • ETangler
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    What will be your quarry? The type of species can dictate the price. You can get started with a flyrod combo by orvis,vest,felt waders,fly assortment and box from wally world and spend under 260.00

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  • gossy42
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    Something to add to the posts above is to go to a fly shop and ask about the water you plan to fish. Also talk to others fishing when you are out. Most anglers will put you in the right direction when it comes to what you need for that particular water. Nympth, woolybuggers, grasshoppers, ants are all good starting flys. If you enjoy it there will be plenty time to get into the more technical stuff like all the different lines, tippets, and matching the exact hatch.

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  • fishing fanatic14
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    i am 14 and i got a fly rod for 20 bucks i mean the line cost as much as the rod and i have caught tons of fish off it. i have a job that pays like 8 bucks a hour and only work 1 day a week only in the summer and i can get all the gear i need and have a little bit left over

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  • Christian Emter
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    The best fly you should start out with is the #12 or 14 Dave's grasshopper. I have caught more fish on that than any other fly I have.

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  • jbonifer24
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    Fly fishing doesn't have to be expensive to get into. You can find great pole and reel combo's in cabelas that are more than sufficient to get you started. Get a couple fly boxes and fill them with flies that are commonly used in your local area. Ask your local fly fishing shop what these are, they are more than happy to chat with a newby. Buying tackle from a fly shop can be a bit spendy so try looking around for poles and such, but by your flies from the fly shop, they will last a lot longer than any you buy at a sporting goods store. Also try and find an illustrated book on fly fishing so you will be able to know and understand what the mechanics to casting and creating natural drifts are. You will never stop learning things about fly fishing, so get started as soon as you can.

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  • prairieghost
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    ahh, let's see.
    rod $150 (temple fork)
    reel $75
    fly line $50
    waders $200
    boots $75
    vest $50
    or the new technical chest packs
    $100
    stuff for the vest or pack $200
    (tippets, nippers, fly boxes)
    flies (from the local shop)
    $2 ea X 50 $100
    first fish taken on a fly rod PRICELESS

    while getting started in fly fishing seems a little pricey compared to say spincasting. the investment is long term and well worth it.

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    Hell, talk to Kirk Deeter of the fly talk blog, he is more than willing to help a beginner, here is a link for his blog...

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/flytalk

    good luck,
    Alex Pernice

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  • T
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    This site will help you out quite a bit I think-
    http://www.fly-fishing-colorado.com/basic-fly-fishing-equipment.html

    Hope I helped even though I didn't post all the materials because Im a little "lazy"

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