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Old 14-04-2011, 10:04 AM
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Hi guys
Even though i have fished for over 30 years (sea, carp and match) its only now that i have decided to take up fly fishing. I have only fly fished once up in scotland and caught my first trout on the flie. I would like a little advice on what would be the best setup to get started with I.e Rod Length, line Etc. Sorry if there is already a post about first timers.
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P.S Im from somerset and would love to hear about some good places local to go and fish.
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Old 14-04-2011, 10:12 AM
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Rivers or stillwater?

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Old 14-04-2011, 10:29 AM
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Hi Neil
I'm looking into a bit of both.
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Hi guys
Even though i have fished for over 30 years (sea, carp and match) its only now that i have decided to take up fly fishing. I have only fly fished once up in scotland and caught my first trout on the flie. I would like a little advice on what would be the best setup to get started with I.e Rod Length, line Etc. Sorry if there is already a post about first timers.
Many thanks
Morley

P.S Im from somerset and would love to hear about some good places local to go and fish.
Hello morley as neil has asked are you wanting to fish still waters or river then you will get the best advice from forum members who i expect will be fishing the same locations. ps a nice fishery i have been a few times when in the area is near spaxton, maybe google fly fishing in somerset too. ok then lakes, rivers?? or both but dont get too bogged down thinking will cost a fortune or not knowing too much yet and forum members will be most happy to advise. maybe even buying from forum classifieds to or members sales. anyway good luck and happy fishing.

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Hello morley as neil has asked are you wanting to fish still waters or river then you will get the best advice from forum members who i expect will be fishing the same locations. ps a nice fishery i have been a few times when in the area is near spaxton, maybe google fly fishing in somerset too. ok then lakes, rivers?? or both but dont get too bogged down thinking will cost a fortune or not knowing too much yet and forum members will be most happy to advise. maybe even buying from forum classifieds to or members sales. anyway good luck and happy fishing.
a bit of both you say still water and river, so i expect you need 2 set ups so am sure now you will get the advice required,
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Hi fly
thanks for the advice, im just finding my feet around the forums atm, I think I have been to the lake near Spaxton with the kids. its a big old lake only seen about 6 fishermen that day.
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thanks for the advice, im just finding my feet around the forums atm, I think I have been to the lake near Spaxton with the kids. its a big old lake only seen about 6 fishermen that day.
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hello morley, yes it is an old lake dammed up years ago to i would think supply clean water to the areas residents. also nice to fish and picnic and does hold some good fish.
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:30 AM
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For stillwater's ( small ish )

9'6'' middle to tip action rod rated #6 ( you can overload this and put a #7 which will help you feel the rod loading)

Reel nothing fancy Greys G-Series Fly Reel

Lines floating and intermediate,best bet is to get them off pitsford pirate on here PM him for details

You will need some backing to bulk out the reel and if you are lucky enough to latch onto a biggy

Net

Bag

Flies

flybox

nippers

Tapered leaders 9ft ( dont worry about droppers yet )

Braided loops to attach cast to line ( easy for a beginner )

Bass bag ( to keep fish in )

Learn your knots Learn Fishing Knots

Floatant for dry flies

Something to help sink your leader sink ie fullers earth ( google it or look on here)


Anything else just ask

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don't forget some eye protection. A hat/cap is also a good idea. A fly lodged in the scalp may not be lethal but gives pause for thought.
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don't forget some eye protection. A hat/cap is also a good idea. A fly lodged in the scalp may not be lethal but gives pause for thought.
Rightly so Bill but being a fisherman already rightly or wrongly i just presumed he would have these.Oh and a priest if your into knocking them on the head,and some de-barb pliers not just for C&R but like Bill pointed out far easier to remove a hook from somewhere

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Rightly so Bill but being a fisherman already rightly or wrongly i just presumed he would have these.Oh and a priest if your into knocking them on the head

Neil
Quite. It was just in my mind as yesterday I caught a fly in my glasses cord (still there, can't get it out. Shipmans) Half an inch to the right and I would be able to wear an earring.
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