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    My wife is a little over 5' and good at flipping for Kenai reds. I want to get her fishing for reds with a a fly rod. I was thinking a 9 weight, but looking for ideas on fly rod, length and reel. We live in Kenai and Sportsmans, Wilderness Way and Trustworthy are the main stores for that stuff.

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    My fiance is the same size and a 9' nine weight worked just fine. I picked her up a Redington Crosswater rod and a Okuma SLV reel at Trustworthy for around $100 last year. Great setup for the value and was perfect for flipping for reds.

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    • #3
      Any of them 8 / 9 or 10W will work no need to spend large amounts of Cash if she is just flipping for Reds.

      http://www.redington.com/fly-fishing...ts/crosswater/

      http://www.echoflyfishing.com/html/r...product_type=1

      http://www.tforods.com/fly-fishing.html

      Or when your in Anch go to Cabela's and getter done. As Much as I am not a fan of their products concerning fly gear they actually offer a reasonable package deal.

      If you are looking to upgrade Orvis Access: http://www.orvis.com/access-saltwater-fly-rods they have package deals as well but your looking at a significant purchase over $500.00 however they stand behind their products.

      In reality the Okuma is a decent entry level outfit just a little heavy.

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      • #4
        Can't go wrong with a TFO. they have a awesome life guarantee.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by AKFly7 View Post
          My fiance is the same size and a 9' nine weight worked just fine. I picked her up a Redington Crosswater rod and a Okuma SLV reel at Trustworthy for around $100 last year. Great setup for the value and was perfect for flipping for reds.
          Funny that's exactly what my wife uses and she likes it a lot.

          You don't need to spend big money on a red rod, Trustworthy has Okuma rods right now for like $50 or so that would work fine. I prefer the better feel of the $100 range lamiglass rods they sell.

          Definitely agree on a 9wt, if she doesn't like the 9' length, cut it down and put a new end eye on it.

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          • #6
            the Akuma reels are a very good reel for the money I think can't go wrong for the money SID roud:

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