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03-02-05, 10:39 PM
Anybody ever bought one of these or seen one I was wondering if its worth it or not.
You would be better off buying a used Medalist or Cortland reel for $10 - buy a factory second fly line for another $10 or find a used one for $5 (someone had a 5wt line for $5.00 at last years swap table) - buy a used St Croix - you may end up paying $60-$75. But, you will have something that will be dependable - I would not waste my $50.00 plus shipping on that outfit.
03-03-05, 07:01 PM
I didnt figure it was worth it, but the breakdown on the go pouch idea was quite alluring , lol :D
Looking at some of you posts it seems as though you want to try this thing called fly fishing and you are looking for an economical start. I'm assuming you looking to spend less than $100 for an entry level outfit. Here are two places where you might find what your looking for. There's a lot of people here that are familar with these outfits. As a biginner you should look at a 5 or 6 wt rod from 8 to 9 feet.
I think a 8 and half foot 5 wt would be an ideal starter outfit if you plan on starting your adventure on the hooch.
You add fly line, backing,flies.case etc.
Bass Pro Shops:
These outfits have past the test of time for beginners. Check their sites they have many others in different price ranges.
These suggestions are based on my previously stated assumption about your budget. If you have a different budget in mine let us know so that we can make a more educated suggestion.
I hope this helps
03-03-05, 08:28 PM
Thanks for the info, and what i would call my budget as of now is i wish i could go downstairs and look at all my bass rigs hanging on the rack and see a fly rod hanging beside them (now how did that get there) :rolleyes: :D , my trans on my truck went out like 3 days ago soooooo fly fishing is going to have to wait awhile :cry: , ill just stick to catching trout with my nice ul spinning rig.
I hear you. We've all been there and will be again; thats life. You hang in there! I Hope that your truck gets back in shape soon. If I ever see you out there on river and you want to try a little fly fishing you are welcome to use one of my rods I always have extras in my trunk.
03-03-05, 09:09 PM
Sounds great, everytime i go out ill just yell IVANNNNNNN, so if you hear that next time its just me.LOL. Yeah ive been here before to (the trans prob i mean). Ok lets run down the list.
1. I had a 84 explorer trans went out 2 weeks after purchase, got rebuilt with one year warranty.
2. Trans on the explorer went out again (after 1 year and 1 month) :cry: got it rebuilt again.
3. 2 Months after second rebuild it sarted slipping. Parked it.
4. Bought a 84 Toyota Landcruiser SWEET RIDE. I was changing the transfer case fluid and tightning some bolts (BAD IDEA). turned on on the back side of the transfer a little too hard and it sheared the head off the screw. Called the trans shop and they said its probally just a ground wire bolt and not to worry :indif: , well the bolt actually held a plate that kept the rod that goes down the center of the transfer case. Well the plate came off allowing the rod to slowly slip out. Had to get the transfer case rebuilt. Then sold the cruiser because was starting a painting business and it was the first winter and my family was starving to death :cry: (oh how i miss that truck)
5. Bought the current vehicle i have 94 silverado two weeks ago ran awesome looks perfect and guess what the trans went out after 10 days.
Now tell me again you have been there :D
I promise i do not drive crazy i drive the speed limit, never squel tires or any off road stuff.
Im beginning to think i have a voodoo trans curse or sumthin.
(yes right now is good time for pitty)
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