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I'm looking to get my first fly rod and reel for my kayak. And i need some help.
I will be fishing in the bays and rivers and at times mouth of inlets and canals.
I'm not looking for the best fly rod out there i would love something reasonable price. Or if someone has one that they are willing to sell.
 

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Try a local shop. Temple fork and reddington are good lower priced brands. Albright tackle has low online pricing if you want to go that route, but you won't get any advice along with the sale.
If these are the rods your looking for you need to check out Colton Fly Rods, Bob (foulhook) has developed rods and reels beyond what these guys are offering at better prices. he often has bass barn specials were members of the board can get their hand on an outfit for even less than usual.

Get yourself some casting lessons, there are many organizations out there as well as guides and instructors that can help you get started right. Getting started is the hardest part of this sport and the beginer learning curve is long and steep. Good instruction from the start will save you a lot of aggravation.

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I'm looking to get my first fly rod and reel for my kayak. And i need some help.
I will be fishing in the bays and rivers and at times mouth of inlets and canals.
I'm not looking for the best fly rod out there i would love something reasonable price. Or if someone has one that they are willing to sell.
Here is my suggestion do a google search for " Colton Fly ". You will get Bob Filger( foulhook). he also advertises on this site as " Anglers Edge marine".Call Bob, tell him way you want to do, and that you are a Barn Member. His rods are made in England I believe, and the reels are made in PA. He will fix you up with a quality rod reel, backing , and line. He'll even give you a fly or 2. You will be set up, with quality stuff, that will not break your budget, and he stands behind his equipment. If you are on a budget, the Albright A5 rod has a good write up on it but, my first choice would be Colton. I could not tell you about the Albright reels. If you are going to have 1 rod, I would get a 9foot 9weight.

You also made a comment about " I am not looking for the best rod out there". The best rod out there is not always the one that costs the most. Talk to Bob, you will get good servicable quality, that you can have confidence in, and having confidence in your equipment is paramount in any sport you undertake:thumbsup:
 

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Agree with most everything allready said. You can not beat these Colton outfits, Bob will take the time to make sure you get what you need. He stands behind his products and goes the extra mile for his customers.
One rod, definetly a 9 wt. Lines, that's a long story, tell Bob where you intend to fish and for what species, he'll hook you up with a ready to go package that will be balanced and perform properly.
Many of us on here have our favorite "high end" rods and reels. Many of these rods are in the 6-7 hundred dollar range, even more. These are fun to own, fun to fish and generaly function superbly. We all have our favorites. Unless you have a desire and the bucks to go Ferrari level equipment, go Colton. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for all the advice guys i appreciate it. And farrell thanks for the offer ill think about it.
 

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Ya Im going to shoot the guy an email tomorrow after school.
But Im going to have to wait on buying it until summer when i start working again.
 

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Rod / Reel

BBJ

Bob at Colton has rods and reels up on eBay right now at half price. Pop onto eBay and search on 'Colton' to see what he has and if it's what you're looking for. My first salt rod was an 8-weight with a multi-tip line.

I know I don't need another rod/reel but may buy one because the deals are so good. Love my Gen I reels.
 

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BBJ

Bob at Colton has rods and reels up on eBay right now at half price. Pop onto eBay and search on 'Colton' to see what he has and if it's what you're looking for. My first salt rod was an 8-weight with a multi-tip line.

I know I don't need another rod/reel but may buy one because the deals are so good. Love my Gen I reels.
JWF,
It is most always not a question of need. It is pride of ownership, and remember" The guy with the most toys when he dies wins", and above all, you have to look good.:D

I got a cellar full of rods that I don't need, just like surfcasting plugs. Probably got 50 , need about 4. I will remedy that this year though. Going to casting eggs, and flies, and ditch the plugs. Kind of like plugs with a teaser. That is when weather does not permit a flyrod, which is quite often up here
 

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So im going to go with a 9wt rod. That should be good for kayak/ fishing out front on my boat?.?.
 

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So im going to go with a 9wt rod. That should be good for kayak/ fishing out front on my boat?.?.
the 9' 9wt is what you want. I would put a Teeny TS -350 sinking line ( or other comparable integrated sink tip line) on it. If you have the money get an extra spool and put an intermedate sink line on that. I fish the 350 95% of the time. split the last 5% between a floater and intermediate.
 

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On the advise of the guys here, I bought my first saltwater flyrod last year and it was a Colton. I now have 3. A floater, intermediate and a 350 sinker, 2 nine's and a 10. Just like VF said, I fish the sinker 95% of the time.
Bob will hook you up right when you're ready..
 
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