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Dec 31st, 2009 at 1:02pm

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Hello Guys, I am wishing to fly fish for Bass in a creek. Can anyone advise of a fly fishing combo for a beginner to buy ?
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My son bought his first fly rod combo about 5 years ago.. 20 at the time
His advice to me after that , was never to buy a cheap one.
He hasn't used it in nearly 5 years.
Too difficult to use, and can't get any distance with it.


What part of the country are you from Mutley?
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Mutley wrote on Dec 31st, 2009 at 1:02pm:
Hello Guys, I am wishing to fly fish for Bass in a creek. Can anyone advise of a fly fishing combo for a beginner to buy ?
Mutley


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You didn't mention which creek.
There are plenty in a dam not far from me.
Lake Samsonvale.

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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2010 at 2:20pm

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Mutley,
I'm a mad keen Bass nut & regularily use a fly outfit on them,
My advice would be not to go too light!

Most trout outfits are around 4-5 weight because trout spook easily & you are only casting small light flies,
Bass are attracted to a bit of comotion as you probably already know, so you will want to be chucking big fluffy flies & for this you will need 8 weight or above!!

I use a 10 weight & can get a big fluffy Dalburg out to about 35M or more (the full length of the flyline & a bit of backing), look at the best you can possably afford & then buy one you can't Grin
Good fly rods are not cheap, but you can get away with a cheap reel because the reel does nothing but hold line when not in use.

Buy a weight forward line to match the weight of the rod you buy & it will cast well & get good distance, just don't expect to be laying out nice casts for a while, it takes some practice,
What really got me casting was my Brother showed me how to do "Shooter Casts" & then "Double shooters" Made a big difference!

Most of all, take your time & enjoy it, it is very rewarding to "feel" the fish the way you do on a nice soft fly rig & feel him tugging on the line in your left hand!! but can be horribly frustrating when you are getting hung up in trees on your back cast & generally trying to rush it.

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