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Graham Thom

first salmon rod
« on: July 24, 2012, 17:16:54 PM »
looking to get myself a salmon rod any1 got any advise on what would be a good rod for a beginner.

Hamish Young

Re: first salmon rod
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 18:44:13 PM »
Where do you see yourself fishing (size of river) :?

How much have you allowed for rod/reel/line(s) :?

Plenty of good suggestions possible, but answers to above will help anyone wishing to comment.

H :z3
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Graham Thom

Re: first salmon rod
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 19:06:08 PM »
Hi Hamish

I would be fishing the middle beats of the don and the dee. Im looking to spend about 350, not sure to go down the 2nd hand route for my first one they buy a new one at the start of next year.

Hamish Young

Re: first salmon rod
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 07:02:20 AM »
OK, there are several threads on this topic of which these are but three:

http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3372.0

http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4245.0

http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4009.0

Generally, something in the 14' range with a 9/10 rating would be a reasonable choice.
Reels - OK, let's not go there. So much choice it's bewildering.
Lines - my personal preference is for the Mackenzie shooting heads http://www.mackenzieflyfishing.com/shop/fly-fishing-lines but other lines are available.

Enjoy  :cool:

H :z3
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

 




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