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Old 18-04-2017, 06:59 PM
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Can anyone recommend a rod for a beginner? I'm thinking greys Gr30. 10ft #7
Or maybe GR50? Any help would be grateful , thanks.

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Either of these rods would be perfectly adequate. I use a Gr 50 9 foot #6 on our little Arigideen river here . It may be considered a little light weight for sea trout but I have managed to subdue an 8 lb salmon hooked late at night. I purchased a Daiwa trueflight lately as back up for lake fishing. Cheap as chips about 50 quid and and they are amazing value. It would certainly get you started . If I had to buy one rod for sea trout fishing. I would probably try and buy a 9 1/2 foot #6/7 . We love to pontificate here about the virtues of one rod over another and that can be half the fun. The fish however will never be concerned more important to get out there and have fun .Tight lines
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Can anyone recommend a rod for a beginner? I'm thinking greys Gr30. 10ft #7
Or maybe GR50? Any help would be grateful , thanks.
Nothing wrong with a 10' 7wt, it's probably the most widely used format for sea trout. On a smaller river you might find a 9' better. The line weight is more a function of the size of flies to be used than the quarry. If you're going to be using tubes, snakes or waddingtons then a 7wt or even 8wt is OK, with singles and small doubles maybe a 6wt, one very good local angler uses a 9' 5wt another uses a 11' 7wt (because he tends to fish pools kneeling and well back from the edge), it's horses for courses and what you are comfortable with.

Another consideration is action, many sea trout anglers prefer a softer medium action to something more tippy, long casting is unusual, especially when night fishing, and some sea trout are lost due to tippy rods ripping the hook out of soft mouthed fresh run sea trout. Others are happy with the faster action, again it's what suits you best.
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Thanks for the replies lads.
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It may be worth keeping an eye out on this rod on ebay. I have one and it is a superb fly rod for reservoirs or Sea Trout. RRP is £189 and the rod has received nothing but superb reviews.

Sportfish Purecast 9'6 - 7-wt 4-Piece Fly Rod | eBay
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If it's going to be night-time sea trout fishing, try before you buy. Remember you're going to be using the rod in the dark...
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Thanks for that. I've just bid on that rod so we'll see
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I won the rod

Now I need a reel recommendation, cheap'ish if poss! Cheers
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Thanks taffy, too big I think though. I've ended up getting a greys GTS 500 with in touch gold WF#7. Should do me for still waters as well I reckon. I had a go on Hayeswater a couple of weeks back with a 9ft #4 but couldn't quite get out far enough . Cheers.
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