How much does the gear cost???

hey guys i was thinking of buying a fly rod and some flies and learning how to do it.

i generally only want to fish for trout around the south west and also where can you get the gear???

CHEERS REDFIN 4 LIFE ( TROUT AS WELL THIS TIME HAHA )

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how much do you want to spend?

Sun, 2009-11-15 17:56

Could be as little as $150, or as much as $2000 - your budget will dictate my shop suggestion.......

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We've got them from $99

Sun, 2009-11-15 18:51

We've got them from $99 starter kit and also an intermediate kit at $150 which is actually quite a nice combo with the lot.

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Starter kit is all i'd want

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:08

Starter kit is all i'd want just to see if i'm any good then i could spend a little more once i can do it and know that i still want to do it.

im not gonna spend 500 dollars if i'm not any good at it and if i dont enjoy it. but i think all i need is starters kit

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Whether you're good at it is

Mon, 2009-11-16 12:20

Whether you're good at it is a factor of how much effort, time and practice you put into it ;)

 

Btw, as well as trout, redfin would also be a good target with the right flies.

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where and when was the 99

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:20

where and when was the 99 dollar one and what did it include???

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ohh........ didnt see the

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:22

ohh........ didnt see the fishing tackle and marine thing there hahahaha that might be where you were refering to

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yep

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:27

Go see the Chin man or Ryan at Oceanside and he'll get you started.

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is that in perth coz im down

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:34

is that in perth coz im down near bunbury so it would be a bit hard to get there soon but i can wait i going to perth in couple of weeks

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yeah

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:36

they are SOR in O'Conner

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Pfleuger do a nice little

Mon, 2009-11-16 07:38

Pfleuger do a nice little starter pack, ideal for what you need to get you going mate, we have them here at $62.95 and if needed should be able to post it down to you.

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If your in bunbury drop into

Mon, 2009-11-16 11:39

If your in bunbury drop into bunbury BCF and have a chat to scott he will be able to set you up they have the starter packs that come with rod reel floating fly line and 150m of braid backing i got one a while back and its a really nice combo great way to get started.

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Fly Combo!

Mon, 2009-11-16 12:47

Redfin,

I do a lot of fly fishing and when i've done tutoring I've always advocated spending the extra money than going for a "start up kit" ie $100 and below (many to choose from)

Often ppl say to me I want cheap as I might not use it often "or" keep on going on with it. The problem with going cheap ie $100 and below is the quality of the rod & line in particular WILL decrease your casting distance, ability to learn quicker and the over all enjoyment of flyfishing deminished!

Spend the extra now, regardless but agree you dont need to go full hog. The $150 we sell will get you a very good quality fly-outfit for your freshwater redfin & trout etc (6WT) and the kit break down on all components are quality.

We offer a FW discount on that item also so cheaper, we also make up the outfit and have it ready to go for clients (N/C) and offer a quick intro to fly casting also before you leave!

If you "cant" make it up we also can send it down made up ready to go!

PM us at the Oceanside Tackle Account for futher info if ya want!

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i will probably just go into

Mon, 2009-11-16 16:33

i will probably just go into bunbury BCF first and have a look at the starter kit but i may still go up a noch as you said ryan.

mind you i dont need a huge casting range most of the rivers i fish in arent massive...

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hey luke george i wouldn't

Tue, 2009-11-17 16:33

hey luke george i wouldn't specifically need to talk to scott would i or would he be the man for the job???

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Ryan is right.

Sun, 2010-01-03 16:29

A good combo is important when learning specially the quality of the line & rod. The reel to me is far less important unless you expect to catch monsters on your first few trips. Also finding the right tapered leader to suit.
Remember to buy a small spool of tippet line to attach to your leader so that each time you change flies the leader doesnt get shorter & so thicker.
I have to say though that you cant beat a graphite rod. The rod is much lighter, the action more precise & easier to use.
WARNING though. Dont trap it in the car door ( as I did) & avoid using it during thunderstorms because graphite is a great lightning conductor & 4 yanks died the first season in USA.
Dave