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Has anyone checked out the Aleka fly rods equipment?

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#1 ja2808

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Posted March 20 2012 - 11:52 AM

I was looking at their products last night. The equipment looks good to me, though I’ve never picked up a fly rod. For a beginner; does it look like good equipment?

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Posted March 21 2012 - 9:24 AM

I've never heard of nor seen their stuff, so I can't comment on the equipment.

When I bought my first fly rod, almost thirty years ago, I went with a beginner level Orvis rod. Partly because I didn't know any other brands, and partly because their flagship store is nearby. I have never been sorry for that decision, I still fish that rod occasionally, and have a few higher priced rods, Orvis and others, that don't seem that much better quality.

The point of my story is buy something inexpensive, under $150, for your first rod, and see if you stay with the program. If you become addicted, then you'll buy many more rods to play with.

Tight Lines.

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Posted March 21 2012 - 11:23 AM

My Bad