This year I want to get into one of the two disciplines listed above and was wondering what you guys would recommend? I mostly fish small water along the parks where neither of these would be very productive but they both interest me and I will be taking some trips to bigger rivers to steelhead fish and hopefully to the kenai to fish rainbows and dollies..
1. Which would you recommend? In terms of practicality and fun?
2. Is there a good set-up, rod/reel that you could recommend for either one? Not looking to break the bank but also don't want to get a cheapo set that I'll have to replace once I really get into the swing of it.
3. Any beginners tips for each of these methods would also be greatly appreciated.