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Question by buckfan125. Uploaded on November 15, 2012
Cabela's has a great line of beginner rods.
Great place to start. As long as you take care of it, it'll last a while too. There's a lot to be said for equipment maintenance. There are definitely better pieces of equipment. You'll come to appreciate those later in your experience though. Enjoy your new hobby!
To be honest, you could buy a 40 dollar fly rod from walmart for starting out and it will do the job! If you spend more, you're paying for a lighter and maybe more durable rod, with an improvement in rod action and sensitivity, which you will never notice starting out. I personally would suggest buying an inexpensive rod for your first one to find out what kind of rod suits your needs.
Several of my buddies started with cabelas rods, and they worked great even as they became more experienced.
That should be great for a beginner. Truth be told, you dont need a high quality rod but you actually wanna make sure you have good high quality fly like. The fly line is where it makes all the difference.
What's good for a beginner is all about the action of the rod. What action is the rod? No one seems to think that's relavent. It is very relevant. Otherwise it is like saying, "There's a car for sale. Do you think it would be a good car for me as a beginning driver?"
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