Why this presentation of different rods and other gear?
|4 very different rods|
Well, to cut to the chase, I don't want someone new to fly fishing doing the mistake I did in choosing my first fly fishing equipment. A rod classed to AFTM #8-9 is not well suited for a young boy learning fly fishing even if he is very enthusiastic as I was. The presentation shows that there is an abundance of different rods, reels and lines to choose from nowadays.
So what should someone wanting to start fly fishing choose?
My advice would be to, if ever possible, try out different fly fishing gears. If you have friends that are fly fishers I think they will be more than willing to let you borrow their gear to try it out. There are also some fly fishing shops that let the customers try out the equipment they are interested in. Take advantage of that! Why? That will make it easier for you to choose an equipment that will suit YOU, in terms of WHAT you will fish for and WHERE. If you choose your gear carefully the chance that fly fishing will bring you many joyful days by the water and it might result in a lifelong way of living.
Have fun fly fishing,