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    Default Buddy needs a good cheap beginner rod?

    My buddy down the road is always looking at my more expensive rods and reels, so he avoids fly fishing with his own gear.
    He sets records for being cheap, just behind my dad who is mega cheap.

    Does anyone make a 8 or 10 weight set-up that is low cost and still sorta works? I figure if I can get him started he eventually buy something better if he likes it.
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    Both Cabela's and Bass Pro make a $150 combo rod, reel, line, leader, case. I've caught fish on both.
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    I've found that Redington tends to hit the cost/value sweet spot - they've got some inexpensive combos that cast surprisingly well and hold up under use. Only in 8wt, though - no 10.
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    Tfo makes a nice lineup of rods for around 120 bucks. Do that and 100 bucks on a reel and 40 bucks on a line and you have a quality inexpensive setup.


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