Help needed with Saltwater Fly Fishing Outfit

General Forum for Fly Fishing

Moderator: Bob Fisher

Ryan Trewin
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 am
Location: Dampier, Western Australia

Post by Ryan Trewin » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:47 pm

G'day all,

I am interested in taking fly fishing up.. 8)
Can anyone help with what gear is suitable for a beginer :?:

Cheers

User avatar
Leith Larham
Forum MODERATOR PHGFC Port Hedland
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:47 am
Location: Port Hedland

Post by Leith Larham » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:55 pm

Ryan Trewin Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:47 pm Post subject:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G'day all,

I am interested in taking fly fishing up..
Can anyone help with what gear is suitable for a beginer

Cheers
Hello Ryan,

when i first started fly fishing i used a Temple Fork 9 weight rod with a Redington LA 8-10 weight reel. These rods can vary in price according to Graphite content of the rod, however the lower end of the range i.e. - Professional series are a great place to start. They can also take quiet a beating without breaking.

www.templeforkflyrods.com

Prior to the Temple Fork rod, i had a very cheap Hawk(?) combo. This was ok however a friend of mine soon found its flaws whilst hooked up to a long tail tuna, the reel literally exploded with pieces of the reel flying everywhere. So dependant on how serious you want to get with fly fishing, buy the most expensive gear you can afford.

I have bought quiet a lot of gear through Flyworld which is located in Bayswater in Perth. Chris Dunham realy knows his stuff and should be able to point you in the right direction.

www.flyworld.com.au

Cheers Leith
Quality not Quantity!

User avatar
barra_on_fly
Forum MODERATOR Fishing W.A. & Australia
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: Just outta BrisVegas

Post by barra_on_fly » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:09 am

Ryan Trewin wrote:G'day all,

I am interested in taking fly fishing up.. 8)
Can anyone help with what gear is suitable for a beginer :?:

Cheers
The best you can afford at the time! I have found the nastier rods can make it so much harder to cast that people give up.
Like Leith said call that bloke, call in all your Christmas favours and go for it!
I can show you some tips but I am no expert!

Ryan Trewin
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 am
Location: Dampier, Western Australia

Post by Ryan Trewin » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:54 am

Thanx for the links Leith.. 8)
Had a very long look at both of them and found
some very nice stuff :D

The rod that im still deciding on is the
TFO 09 90 4P (temple fork professional series)
Not sure on a reel for it yet.

User avatar
Leith Larham
Forum MODERATOR PHGFC Port Hedland
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:47 am
Location: Port Hedland

Post by Leith Larham » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:47 am

Hello Ryan,

i was on the Bluewater site last night, they have just listed a Redington complete fly combo, reel / rod / backing etc at a very resonable price. This may be an option.

http://www.bluewater.net.au/catalog/ind ... ath=21_104

They also have quiet a number of fly reels on their site you may find one you like at the price that fits your budget.

Cheers Leith
Quality not Quantity!

Ryan Trewin
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 am
Location: Dampier, Western Australia

Post by Ryan Trewin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:23 pm

Hello Leith,
I went on the blue water website and those redington combos look the go for me as a begineer..
and not to expensive either and come with everything.. 8)
Cheers

Bob Fisher
Administrator
Posts: 1141
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:31 am
Location: WorldWide
Contact:

fishmaster's New SWF Outfit

Post by Bob Fisher » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:26 pm

Couldn't stand to see Clayton Leal catch another Striper on Saltwater Fly :cry: down in my hunting grounds so I went and got myself a Saltwater Fly outfit 8)
Capt. Aussie Bob Fisher
SportfishWorld, LLC.

User avatar
Leith Larham
Forum MODERATOR PHGFC Port Hedland
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:47 am
Location: Port Hedland

Post by Leith Larham » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:18 am

You would have had a mountain of gear to select from over there in the states, so what did you settle for?

Cheers Leith
Quality not Quantity!

Bob Fisher
Administrator
Posts: 1141
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:31 am
Location: WorldWide
Contact:

Striper on Fly - Sage FL i 990-4 / Reddington SV III

Post by Bob Fisher » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:42 pm

I bought a Sage FL i 990-4 (9wt) rod and a Reddington SV III large arbor, disc drag Reel. The price of the line blew my socks off! It's a sinking line made especially for fly fishing for Stripers. I bought everything from the local tackle store (which is small by American standards - Napa is a small town) because I thought it was better to go with local knowledge. Apparently it's a popular combo/setup for Napa River Stripers. I'll post some pics!
Capt. Aussie Bob Fisher
SportfishWorld, LLC.

User avatar
barra_on_fly
Forum MODERATOR Fishing W.A. & Australia
Posts: 1055
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: Just outta BrisVegas

Post by barra_on_fly » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:44 pm

Got a Sag-ee huh?
Nice... 8)

Post Reply

Return to “FLY FISHING”