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Beginner Fly Fishing Collection

Best Beginner Fly Fishing Gear 2022

One of the challenges with beginning to fly fish is simply finding the right equipment. Anyone that’s learned how to fly fish knows that getting started can be intimidating. Let’s face it, choosing a fly rod, reel, combo, or line to suit your casting style, fishing situations, and budget is mind boggling. Specialized fly rods and lines are often designed to excel with one specific technique. Fly fishing reels are made with many different drag systems (or no drag at all), countless different sizes and how those sizes are displayed, and are often designed for a specific purpose or type of rod. Arguably, the most important piece of equipment, fly line, has exploded in recent years with highly specialized fly lines for every fly rod style, species, type of fly, fishing situation, fishing technique, casting technique, etc.

The good news is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get excellent quality fly fishing gear these days. Technological advancements over the years have vastly improved the quality of the majority of the gear on the market today. A quality beginner fly rod combo from a reputable brand like Sage, Redington, Orvis, TFO, Echo, Greys, or Fenwick will outperform the best rod and reel Combos from 15 years ago. That being said, we recommend steering clear of the inexpensive or off-brand fly fishing gear. The market is saturated with cheap, inferior product, mostly from China, that may not hold up or perform well.

Newer anglers are encouraged to get Comboted with the help of their local fly shop, another avid fly angler, or other fly fishing expert. Starting out with quality gear that is perfectly suited for you will exponentially increase your enjoyment and success, which almost certainly will develop into a lifelong passion. Make a mistake up front with your gear, and you’re in for some frustrating days, and may end up eventually quitting the sport.

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