Yak Dog wrote:Yeah I understand that, thanks for the insight I will look deeper into the fly setup on the cheaper side of it. Keep those pics coming .
This month, I replaced a 7' Phillipson I had sold several years ago to fund a project - one of my very favorite rods for the hill country.
That rod was marked for LL Bean, and this one is marked Orvis Fullflex, but they're identical except for the wrap colors.
I also matched it with the same reel I kept, which is a Martin LM45.
I paid $130 for the replacement, and I know I sold the other one (photo) for quite a bit more before.
A good place to shop for rods is the classified listings on FFR - of course you need a membership there to pm sellershttp://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... m.php?f=26
another nice sight-fished Sabinal bass on the 7' Phillipson
I bought the Fullflex from Carl on this listing, and he has a few inexpensive glass rods listed there that would be great learning tools as well as fun to fish.
As long as you remember to hold the line in your free hand (line hand), you're ready to start casting - let the line slide through your fingers when the rod tells you.
Mid-weight rods (5- 6-wt) are the best way to start so you feel the weight of the line, plus, they'll let you throw moderately large flies (size 8 hook). http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... 26&t=61238
I think his Heddon and Silaflex both look like nice rods at bargain prices - even though the 8' Silaflex is rated for old 7-wt, it will throw a modern WF6 just fine. The MkIV was a high-grade Heddon.
I have his e-mail and can connect you that way if it interests you that much.
Carl also has a very desirable Fenwick for salehttp://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... 26&t=61714
Carl has another thread going with reels - he could probably set you up with a ready-to-fish combohttp://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/v ... 26&t=61656