Beginner for flathead

hi I'm looking at getting in to fly fish for flathead to start with as I think they maybe the easiest to learn on so looking for advise what weight rod is best for saltwater fly fishing for flat head herring maybe salmon if I get good enough also is there anywhere to learn how to cast like some one I can take lessons from I work weekends so can be hard to go to some groups thanks for any help  

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Fri, 2014-11-28 14:49

Hey mate,

Learning to fly fish is on my to-do list so i cant help you out there unfortunately. As for locations I often see guys fly fishing the big flats on the Western side of the stirling bridge. Its relatively protected from most winds and i have caught plenty of flatties around there.

Hope that helps a bit. Cheers

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 Hey mate, you shouldn't need

Fri, 2014-11-28 14:54

 Hey mate, you shouldn't need too heavy gear but the lighter gear and shorter rods can become hard to cast into any wind. The point walter spit is a good place as you can fish either side still casting with the wind.

I would highly reccommend getting lessons to start off with, if you have a good technique early on it makes starting out that much less frustrating and more enjoyable

Good luck, it's a fantastic way to fish, hope you get into it 

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8# would be ideal to learn

Fri, 2014-11-28 15:40

8# would be ideal to learn with, start on an open park and work on your technique rather than trying to cast too far. Just practice casting the fly line without a fly attached. Heaps of stuff on the internet,Youtube will have plenty of stuff for beginners. Flathead are a great fly target.

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 Ben nex Tuesday is the AGM

Fri, 2014-11-28 16:38

 Ben nex Tuesday is the AGM for the saltwater flyrodders of perth.every body is welcome,and there are some good teachers on how to fly fish who can teach you. 

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 Oh cool thanks for all the

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:51

 Oh cool thanks for all the help guys