Q:Over the past few years I've been trying to get into fly fishing. Living where I do, it's tough to find someone to ask the beginner questions to. So, my question is what rod should I start with? I've been looking at some glass rods because I've heard they are good for beginners, but that could be wrong. The areas that I deal with are small trout streams 10-30 yards across, so a shorter rod would be better. I will also be fishing lakes and larger rivers for bass and carp. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
Q:What's a good fly rod for catching native brook trout? I have an 8wt for bass and what not and some fly pole that I'm not sure but it's a Garcia Conolon 7' dry fly action that I got from my grandpa that's very old and does not easily cast weighted nymphs. I'm looking for a fly rod where I can fight the fish and have fun, cast pretty heavily weighted nymphs, and that's easy to cast. It also can't be very expensive. I'd like to keep it below $100.