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#1 dave n

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:06 PM

In my ultimate wisdom I have decided to take up FF after 25 years of carping (fishing not moaning!).
I suspect most of my initial fishing will be on local lakes (I live in Lytham St Annes) and perhaps the odd small river trip.
My initial thoughts of which I seek advice -
1. Would a 9' #6/7 rod be adequate as a starter?
2. How does one decide the type of fly/lure/pattern to use?
3. Is winter trouting as hard as winter carping?
4. Does anyone know of local waters around the Fylde?

thanks in advance

#2 Robert Mortimer

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:17 PM

I have currently started fly fishing as well, my advice would be to find a good flycasting tutor.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:20 PM

Hi Robert,
I have been practising for 2 months with my cousins 10' fly rod on the beach and can stick a 10'leader on a dustbin lid from about 25yds, so the actual casting is ok...it's more the size and type of rod and choosing a fly that I'm stuck with.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:23 PM

I have a 10' rod and I find this perfect for casting a floating line. How much are you wiling to spend on a rod?

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:26 PM

I have seen a started kit - 9'6" #6/8 FULL Carbon Rod. Complete with a Lightweight reel. A Fly line with backing and a connector loop. Leader line and fly box with selection of a Dozen Flies.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:28 PM

The best advice I could give to you is ask your tackle dealer, he will be able to advice you on what is best for you. But i personaly would not by a cheap starer kit.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:29 PM

will do...thanks Robert

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:35 PM

Just happy to help. I know what it is like.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:36 PM

well if u ever start carp fishing I'll reciprocate!

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:40 PM

Thank you very much, will do. And if you ever need any more help with the fly fishing am here.

[ 19. June 2005, 06:40 PM: Message edited by: Robert Mortimer ]