Ladies & Gentlemen,
The Cost of good Fly Fishing equipment today has jumped
up and getting started can be costly, if you are not careful. Especially if you want a good slow action Graphite Fly Rod & a decent zero drag, adjustable Fly Reel. I recently picked up a old (Made in America) Mitchell 300 Series 9', 4 WGT Graphite Fly Rod, in perfect shape, to be used on the bigger stretches of Pine Creek, I then purchased a new 4/5 WGT CDM Fly Reel, and some Eagle Claw WFF, 4 WGT Fly Line & some leader.
Old Michell Graphite Rod - $10.00 From the Antique/Fishing Store in Gaines, Pa
New CDM Fly Reel - $33.00 Antique/Fishing Store Gaines, Pa
Eagle Claw WFF Fly Line - $20.00 Antique.Fishing Store Gaines, Pa
LDR - $ 3.99 Fishing Store in Wellsboro, Pa
For a beginner or an experienced Fly Fisherman looking to
keep the cost down, and still have decent quality equipment
to fish with, it's still possible. My father payed more than this for my original rod, reel & line in the 50's.
Tested the 4 WGT Rod & Reel out on Pine Creeks big water behind the Ruff Cut Lodge last night, catching numerous nice trout, no Orvis Graphite Fly Rod ever thru better line, and for a lot less money. I may however put a 5 WFF line on it,
Mitchell's old slow action Graphite Fly Rods cast better, with one size heavier line on them.