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    Fly fishing

    How can i get started? Do i need a flyfishing guide or to start by myself?
    What rod & reel & line is good for a beginner to learn?

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    Where are you located? Your best bet would be to find a local fly shop, stop in tell them what you goals are, what type of fish, what kind of water etc. They will get you started in the right direction. You will probably end up with a decent rod and real combo for a decent price
    There is a lot to learn, but you can catch fish along the way.

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    Fly fishing educational sites

    Quote Originally Posted by IKfish View Post
    How can i get started? Do i need a flyfishing guide or to start by myself?
    What rod & reel & line is good for a beginner to learn?
    Here is a link to a decent website for beginners ->
    http://www.backcountrychronicles.com...leader-basics/

    ALSO, Orvis.com has some great educational videos on fly fishing, try there.

    Not sure where you are located, but many of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's (now owned by BPS) offer flying fishing educational sessions sponsored by a local fishing club. Contact and inquire with the one nearest you.

    Good luck.

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    youtube

    have you tried watching youtube videos? that where I learned about fly fishing. Try it.
    Quote Originally Posted by IKfish View Post
    How can i get started? Do i need a flyfishing guide or to start by myself?
    What rod & reel & line is good for a beginner to learn?

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    I whole heartly disagree with the Tim_T's post. Buy a cheap 7wt or 8wt combo under $100 and try to cast into hats on your lawn. Watch youtube videos and go to orvis.com. The go fly fishing for 6 months and cut your teeth. After that go to a fly shop and get ripped off for the right gear. Fly line alone can cost $75.

    Use mono or floro you would for a leader to start. I still use it and have no complaints ever from the guys I take out who use my pole.

    Fish wolly buggers

    Go for smallies and largemouths to start as they are very will to take a fly.

    Fly fishing is a test in anger management but it does feel great when you lay out a 30 yard rope with a dry to a big A$$ head you watched eating bugs and he eats!

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