7 Great Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combos for Beginners

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Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combos for Beginners: 7 Great Options

Many anglers are brought up hooking an earthworm onto a small j-hook with a bobber.

Few are raised learning how to fly fish, however.

This more advanced and traditional technique is often praised by novice and practiced anglers alike for its learning curve, skill requirement, and general challenge when baiting and landing a fish.

While often associated with fast moving, cold water streams, fly fishing can be implemented in almost any situation that traditional or conventional tackle is used for (with the exception of trolling and deep dropping).

Below, we are looking at seven beginner fly fishing rod and reel combos that I would recommend to any practiced angler looking to delve into the practice.

At least for beginning anglers, my best advice is to get on the water as soon as possible. You can research tactics, fly presentation, and gear extensively, but you won’t catch a single fish until you get some hooks in the water.

The best way to do that right off the bat is to purchase a decent fly fishing outfit that will equip you with all of the necessary tools.

1 Cabela’s Bighorn Fly Combo

Cabela’s Big Horn Fly Combo provides an inexpensive option from a reputable brand name

4 Echo Base 480 Fly Rod Combo

Echo Base 480 Fly Rod Combo

This is a good beginner kit for anyone who isn’t afraid to venture into a higher price range. As with many higher-cost fly fishing combos, sometimes you get what you pay for.

5 Orvis Encounter Combo

Orvis is a reliable and reputable company in the fly fishing world. Their product often carry a slightly higher price tag than some competitors, but their reputation warrants the sticker.

6 Redington Crosswater Outfit

Reddington’s Crosswater Outfit is good fly fishing beginner option from a smaller brand in the same class as Orvis Encounter and Temple Fork NXT Black Combo

7 Temple Fork Outfitters NXT Black Label Combo

Temple Fork offers a lifetime, no fault warranty. I had used this product extensively and found it to be extremely durable. It is fairly inexpensive for the quality and carries the benefit of being backed by a very reputable, American brand.

You can’t go wrong with any of these beginner options. They all come with fly backing, line, and leaders included. Among these fly fishing rods and reels, there is sure to be a great option for someone looking to get started without breaking the bank.

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