Cheap and good fly fishing set ups

Jock

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Here is one I can recommend.

Put together a rod and line combo for my grandson. I got the rod for £80 new ( a bargain ) the 12' 9" Exp usually comes in just over £100. I matched it with a John Norris integrated shooting head line, what they call their 7/8, it weighed 33g over the head length of 37' and cost £15. Reel was a second hand system 2 at £25

Really pleased with it, in fact I'll be using it when he isnt:) Took some footage today with a 10' fast sinking poly attached. Have tried a lot of different types of line on this rod and it handles all types. So decided to test it close to what I considered would be its limit by putting on a full sinking setup and casting a 6g "fly" it is amazing what can be done with modern day rods and lines. First up is the JN line then comes casting a 6g "fly":eek::eek:

 

Ypres

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I'm sure I climbed that cliff opposite you in my younger more active days.
Nice casting by the way.

Len
 
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