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Where do I start
Sheridanrifle Member Posts: 1 ✭
I live in a small town close to Lake Ontario in NY and am interested in learning how to fly fish. Yes, the aspiration to be socially distanced standing in a river somewhere in Idaho or Montana is my newest aspiration. I just don’t know what are some of the entry level components to all this to get started. I have a very good fly fishing book I will peruse but recommendations would be appreciated. I returned to sport shooting in 2010 and am at a point that I can take on this graceful Sport of fly fishing. Thanks for any reasonable suggestions any one may have.
I would start at a good fishing store and get a matching line and rod combo, and then they can probably guide to where you could get lessons. I have found that a good quality floating line will set you back around $80, and it must match the length and weight of your rod.
If you can, make plans to head west- The Henry's Fork of the Snake River is world class brown and rainbow trout fishing, and in absolutely stunning country.
I don't know a thing about fly fishing but before I spent a dime on equipment I would seek out someone to give me a lesson or two. Then you will be better equipped to buy the equipment you actually need. This holds true with shooting, or fishing, or tennis, or pretty much anything else.
Orvis fly fishing lessons. Youtube then practice on the lawn.
That is a great answer.......
I bought a cheap one to learn on and moved on up from there....