For beginning fly fishermen, a medium-action, 5-weight rod, 8’-9” to 9’ will likely provide the best combination of accuracy and versatility for a variety of fly fishing situations.
If you’re a beginning fly fisherman the first thing you need to accept is that the term “fly fisherman” encompasses both the male and female gender. The next thing requiring your acknowledgement is that you have no place being here at the Unaccomplished Angler, where only seasoned veteran anglers hang out. In other words, if you’re a fly angling noob and you are reading this then you are in way over your head, which is something no fisherman (or woman) ever wants to experience.
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I recommend this class to all of my fishing clients, as none of the information covered is superfluous, however the class is especially designed for the never ever angler who wants to learn the basics either before trying to go out alone or booking a guided fly fishing trip. The more time you spend learning the basics, the more prepared you will be for the next step when it comes along. It is important for beginner fly fishermen to establish solid fundamental skills and knowledge, and that is exactly what you get during the Fly Fishing 101 class.
For beginning fly fishermen, selecting gear may seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of models of rods and reels to choose from, each with a variety of length and weight options.