Fly combo!!??

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i was wonderin the same thing, i looked at that exact combo on the same site, i'd say it's worth a try if you want it dosen't look half bad for a begginers rod
 
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thanks Brandon!!! yeah it doesn't look bad at all i just hope someone have tried before or heard anything about it!!!! so i can make a good decision!!!
 
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no problem im always glad to help, and if you don't like that one take a look at cabelas cahill combos they are 50$ or less on sale right now it comes with line and leader. just a suggestion before you buy a rod if you do't want to spend a lot of money


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I think that is the same one i picked up at Dicks a few years ago when i was first starting to get into fly fishing. If you like a rod with very slow action, you will like it. Personally, i think it is junk. It was like trying to cast with a soggy spaghetti noodle. For at or near the same price you can pick up a Reddington combo. You dont get the cheap flies or forceps but you get a much better rod out of it. This is exactly what i did when i realized i couldnt do anything with the Martin combo set up i got. I picked up a Reddington 6wt at Dicks for about $10 more.
 
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yup, same thing i ust ordered was a redington crosswater outfit ;)
 
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I will put another rec for the Redington up here, you will much happier with it.
 
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Combos are a great way to get started with fly fishing. My concern for your choice is why such a stout rod? I think a 5 or maybe a 6wt would be more versatile in the range of fish you'll be targeting.
 
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Yep I agree with OTF. A 5 or 6wt is going to give you more use over all as you venture into fly fishing. My first steelhead catches came on a 5 wt. You may not be able to cast as far as a longer 8wt, but you can still get into the action, perhaps enhanced action because of the lighter gear. Get a feel for it first, before spending big $$$s on gear.
 
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Do not overlook Cortland.
They have a nice 5wt combo (Sth 1.5 reel, Cortland 444 floating line, etc) for around $80

I have had mine a couple of years and still use it, in fact its so nice that its the rod that i hand over to my friends if they want to try fly fishing.

true I now have a 7wt, a 4wt and a few more 5/6wts... but... so will you after a year or three.
 
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Combos are a great way to get started with fly fishing. My concern for your choice is why such a stout rod? I think a 5 or maybe a 6wt would be more versatile in the range of fish you'll be targeting.
i just thought 8 wt was the best for steelies!!!
 
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there okay, use it for awhile then when you upgrade you will notice some diffrence.
 
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i just thought 8 wt was the best for steelies!!!

You can go after summer steelhead with a smaller rod. If you start out fly fishing for those fish, you may get discouraged. Learn to catch trout first. Begin by trolling while you are honing your casting skills. Understand the life cycle of mayflies and caddis. Be able to know when to change from sinking line to floating. Like Halibuthitman would say..Learn the way of the Jedi.
 

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