View Full Version : Is all Fly Fishing equip expensive?

06-18-2010, 2:59 PM
I was looking at some used stuff on CL but it seems really expensive.

06-18-2010, 3:27 PM

But you can shop around and may find a deal. I scored on a nice Sage Rod a couple years back on CL.

06-18-2010, 3:30 PM

06-18-2010, 3:58 PM
I have some good beginner stuff really cheao if you are interested. It got me started.

06-18-2010, 6:37 PM
Check craigslist. Sometimes I see deals there. Ebay, not so much.

Bob Marriot's in Fullerton is really expensive, but they have a decent sale every year.

06-18-2010, 6:39 PM
I need a rod,reel with line and a fly that's all.I just want to have one to try.I probably wont completely switch over to fly fishing.

06-19-2010, 1:41 AM
My sister got a introductory rod, reel, fly, tackle box, fly making handbook, and case at the Cabelas store in reno for about 150. Not too bad price wise and the rod looks legit and its gotten great reviews. I'll ask her about it tomorrow when I see her and PM you if you're interested

06-19-2010, 2:23 PM
When got into flyfishing a couple years ago I got an intro kit from Bass pro for 75.00 (rod, reel, line). I think it was the Dogwood canyon brand. It worked and I did catch fish with it but after getting a lamson reel and an orvis rod I probably will never touch the Dogwood again.

06-19-2010, 2:35 PM
My first kit was a mitchell rod with a pflueger reel. Pretty cheap.

06-19-2010, 2:46 PM

To keep it cheap shop at http://www.sierratradingpost.com/. You even get moe $$ off if your a member, like 30%.

My current setup because i am learning cost me under 150:

Okuma Magnitude reel - $35-----sale
Sage line - $15 -------sale
45pc fly kit - $35 ------sale
Finalist Rod - $35 ------sale

Total - 120

06-19-2010, 2:51 PM
For a good introductory rod you can go to BPS and get a whole kit for around $100 (Hobbs Creek). Get a 5 weight and get yourself out there. You can spend more money once you get addicted.

06-19-2010, 2:52 PM
What do you do with the flys after you catch them?

06-19-2010, 3:24 PM
How do you guys like Pflueger automatic reels? Is this a no no i'n traditional fly fishing?

06-19-2010, 4:15 PM
What do you do with the flys after you catch them?

They sure are a B-word to clean and fillet.

That said. I got a whole Cabela's setup, Wind River rod and reel, line, a few tippets, a box of flies and an instructional video off of eBay for 75 bucks.

06-20-2010, 7:00 AM
Cleaning them is a lot easier than tying the tiny hooks on them.