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fly fishing why is it so damn expensive?

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you know I was just getting used to how expensive salt water fishing was then I go ahead and start looking into fly fishing the mid range stuff is more expensive then the salt.frown.gif

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No kidding!

 

I can understand the lines. Most are tapered, some float, etc etc.

 

I can also understand the rods to a point. They're going to flex a lot more than your normal fishing rod and take more abuse.

 

But the reels? Most are direct drive or have very little in the way of gearing. The drags aren't all that complex from what I've seen. It's absolutely amazing that they charge like 300+ for a reel.

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I read in a book one that goes like this:

 

I am a big proponent of equal pay. why should I suffer when my wife brings home 75 % of a paycheck when the gay couple is living on easy st.

 

 

well I guess I am straight then because I an always poor.

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Agree with how absurdly expensive the reels are. From what they look like, I think I can fashion a similar one by using a soda bottle cap, 2 can lids, a nail and some glue.

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For the fishing we do, you can easily get away with a Pfleuger Medalist reel.

You can get a new one for under $50, well under.

A crappy fly rod makes fly casting a chore at best.

Look at the TFO TICRX 9 or 10 weight. Both rods are under $300

Lines, you are not going to get away with a $15 line, get a GOOD line.

I like Scientific Angler and Rio lines.

The Rio runs around $75-80 and the SA is about the same.

There you have it folks...

I just saved you $800smile.gif

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View PostFor the fishing we do, you can easily get away with a Pfleuger Medalist reel.

You can get a new one for under $50, well under.

A crappy fly rod makes fly casting a chore at best.

Look at the TFO TICRX 9 or 10 weight. Both rods are under $300

Lines, you are not going to get away with a $15 line, get a GOOD line.

I like Scientific Angler and Rio lines.

The Rio runs around $75-80 and the SA is about the same.

There you have it folks...

I just saved you $800smile.gif

 

Good advice, and he can save another $150 by going with the TFO Lefty Kreh Series. IMO, while I love the x series, it's too much rod for a beginner or casual fly fisherman.

 

Still, it's quite a bit more expensive than a wally world spinning rod and some bait, but it's worth it - if a person has the ability and dedication to learn - both to cast and to find and catch fish within 30-70 feet.

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