Re: Gearing up a newbie to Fly Fishing
attackone nailed it. If you really like it, and borrowed a few rods and keep coming back to it. look at getting some decent gear. It is worth it to get a life time warranty on your rod.
I am actually a fan of allen fly fishing's stuff. It is imported but they give you a life time warranty on your rod. I have got a few from them and a few for my customers, with Allens permission.
Their compass rod is a decent rod for the beginner in my opinon. It is a pretty decent medium action rod and I would suggest a 9' 5 wt.
attackone turned me on to longer rods and I thank him for that as my go to now is a 10' 4 wt. Unless you are fishing a small stream with a low canopy the 10' rod makes it very easy to cast where you want to go.
I am a fan of redington waders, but they lack a bit in longevity. If you know you are going to be in this for the long haul look at orvis or simms for sure. I am in the market for new waders and boots this year, but might just get hipboots until the twins are born and I can see just how much fishing I will do.
I agree with RIZ about looking at a good used rod, but only if you can inspect it first hand.
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