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Rods for a Beginner

My husband is interested in learning to fly-fish. I want to get him a rod but they are listed in two-, three-, four- and five-piece designs and in different lengths and line weights. Can you recommend a rod for a beginner?

June 17, 2005
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Q
My husband is interested in learning to fly-fish. I want to get him a rod but they are listed in two-, three-, four- and five-piece designs and in different lengths and line weights. Can you recommend a rod for a beginner?

– DeAnn Reagan
Castroville, Texas

A
You didn’t say what kind of fishing your husband wants to do. I assume that if he fishes in Texas he will pursue largemouth bass, redfish and seatrout. If so, a 9-foot, 9-weight fly rod matched with a 9-weight saltwater taper floating line would be best. Any reliable fly-fishing shop will help you select tackle and offer you a choice of prices.

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-Lefty

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