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    Posted: 07 Mar 2014 at 7:41pm
G'day All.
Could anyone help me with some information on Fly rods.
I'm looking at buying a rod and reel combo, but I'm not sure what weight to get.
I'd like to chase fish like Flathead in the salt and sooties in the fresh.
I used to have a cheap one years ago, but can't remember the weight of it.

Kev.
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kev I use a 6/7wt fenwick iron feather for bass & flathead with a sinking tip fly line i love it does the job very wellBig smileBig smileBig smileregards bob
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Thanks for that Bob. I'll look into the Fenwick.

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Mine is a cheap old DIAWA, 5/6, Leeda Reel.
Wt Fwd, Floating line for Trout and Bass.
Handles BIG Carp with aplomb.
Basically, cover the size range for your FLYs, not the fish your chasing.
Go into a Tackle Store and speak with the staff, wave a few around(not in the store), feel the differences.
Fly Fishing is THE most rewarding form of fishing for ME!
Hopefully you'll enjoy it heaps too!
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Cheers Mal. I did enjoy it years ago. Making my own flies was enjoyable too.

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The choice of a fly and reel rod is personal to your tastes and requirements. From your target species a 7 weight sounds about right. In rods the style of the grip, the speed of the blank, the length you require and the minimum number of pieces you can live with will probably dictate your final choice. I enjoy casting itself and for that reason like a slightly slower blank (e.g. Winston or Scott) but picking a rod is like choosing golf clubs, you need to choose a rod that feels right in your hand. Expensive does not always mean good. I like 9' rod for Eucumbene and larger waters, an 8' for the kayak and something lighter and shorter for small stream work. I like a half wells shape over a cigar or tapered grip. If you are not travelling by air very much then 2 and 3 piece rods are very good buying in the second hand market but if you are travelling by air, then a 4 piece is the minimum to consider. In reels you need to be sure of overall line capacity and that the drag system (if there is one) suits you. If you are fishing fast water surprisingly it can be how little drag can be applied that is more important than how much drag you can get on. Regards, Ken.
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