Saltwater Fly gear.

  Evening all, 

   Keen to give the saltwater fly fishing a bit of a nudge and looking for any cheapish 8wt gear that anyone has lying around or if any one in Perth would be willing to run through the basics with a newbie?  Not asking for free lessons, just a bit of advice on the right gear, best place for casting lessons etc. The idea is for light flats stuff in Exxy etc. 

Cheers in advance,

Nick

 


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 G'day Nick, 7/8wt is a good

Wed, 2015-06-10 21:45

 G'day Nick, 

7/8wt is a good weight to start with. I was told back in the day that a floating line was the best to learn with but I only started catching fish frequently when I moved to an intermediate line. I don't know whether it helps or not but back when I had tuition I used Mike Roenfeldt. 

It's a very rewarding way of fishing and wading the shallows of Bundegi up to the Naval jetty is probably my favourite place to do it.

If you need any more information send me a pm and I'd be only too happy to try an answer any questions.

Steve.

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  Thanks Steve,   Looking at

Thu, 2015-06-11 18:29

 

 Thanks Steve, 

  Looking at organising a lesson or two from a guy who got in contact on here. 

 Looks like you are into the fishing that I'm keen on giving a go, so if I manage to keep the fly out of the back of my head I'll be in touch for a bit more info and let you know how I went. 

 Thanks again for the response,

 cheers, 

 Nick .

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8wt good starter as

Thu, 2015-06-11 18:48

8wt good starter as above

Number 1 tip (from experience) squash down the barbs on your flys

Number 2 tip - concentrate on your timing rather than power

If your looking at getting a decent rod after giving it a shot you can't go past Temple Fork Outfitters BVK series for value for money (the reels are not to bad either).  Came in pretty good (3rd) and beat some high end rods at a fraction of the cost

http://www.yellowstoneangler.com/gear-review/2014-8-weight-shootout-g-loomis-nrx-orvis-h2-sage-method-sage-one-tfo-bvk-scott-s4s-beulah-opal-best-saltwater-fly-rod-fly-rod-comparison

 

Good luck with it

 

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 Thanks for the advice, and

Fri, 2015-06-12 15:52

 Thanks for the advice, and for the guys that sent PMs. 

  Cheers for the link Paul. suppose it's  the same as all fishing gear...needs to be good enough that it makes it easier and more enjoyable to use, yet no so expensive that the mrs kicks my head in for buying it. 

 Thanks,

 Nick.

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Have the TFO BVK in 10# - yet

Fri, 2015-06-12 17:07

Have the TFO BVK in 10# - yet to try it on fish but casts very nice - so much so I wouldn't be able to justify paying double the cost

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best tip i was ever given ..

Mon, 2015-06-15 11:44

Always cast with the wind blowing the line AWAY from you.. less hook ups on clothing,ears ect.
And I never fish without sunnies.
Good luck and as per above let me know if you need any thing ..

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+1 Good advice RB

Tue, 2015-06-16 13:28

+1 Good advice RB

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