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    I have never fly fished before, im looking at getting one of those beginning fly fishing kits with a dvd and stuff. any recommendations?

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    invest in quality equippment
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Find a fly shop, or email one, and ask them about a good dvd or book. Take a class if you have one near you. And, most fly shops will have their own kits put together for local varieties of flies and the tools you need, you just may have to ask them about it. I would definitly suggest a class or going out with a friend who fly fishes before you even think about buying a rod/reel. Like AKPM said, buy quality, not necessarily expensive, you will be able to tell the difference.

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    what do you want to fish for? Salmon? Trout?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    mostly trout. Im moving down to seward this summer and would like do so try tourt fishing with flys this year

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    The rod is important when fly fishing. You don't need a fancy reel for small fish but make sure it's comfortable. The rod however will make a huge difference. I fished with a cheap one ($30) for a long time then upgraded to a much better one ($100) and noticed imedeatly the difference. You will be able to catch a lot more fish. You will get a faster action so you can get the fish that dont hold on very long. I missed twice as many fish with the cheap rod.

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    I'd reccomend a 9 foot 5 wt. with a 6 wieght rod. A cheap st. Croix, and pfuelger medalist and a WF 6 wt line should do the trick.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    thanks guys. now i have to find a class down in seward

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