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Post by workingpiker » Thu Feb 13 2020 19:00

Thinking about having a go fly fishing for our favorite predator, have had a read up on various web sites and it seems like i need a 9 or 10 ft 9wt rod wide cassette type reel and an intermediate wf or shooting head line ? how am i doing? where is the best place to go for these without breaking the bank? any help appreciated, thanks.

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Post by Monts » Thu Feb 13 2020 19:38

workingpiker wrote:
Thinking about having a go fly fishing for our favorite predator, have had a read up on various web sites and it seems like i need a 9 or 10 ft 9wt rod wide cassette type reel and an intermediate wf or shooting head line ? how am i doing? where is the best place to go for these without breaking the bank? any help appreciated, thanks.
I got the Vision Pike fly outfit with some vouchers I was given. It works for me, you get the rod, reel with backing and an intermediate line. It was around £250.00 but I've seen them online at £179.00 recently. I think they are bringing out a new version so the older version may be hard to get. I was surprised at how easy it all is to cast, I did get a line basket also which helped a fair deal.
If you wanna go fishing go fishing.- John Gierach

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Post by workingpiker » Thu Feb 13 2020 21:12

Thanks mate just looked at the outfit and it looks ideal , can t find it at any less than 250 at moment, but will keep looking, just watched the video on you tube of the two guys who are using their gear ,very informative ,and entertaining ,cheers. :thumbs:

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Post by Happy Hayes » Thu Feb 13 2020 22:07

You could also join the pffa ( pike fly fishing association)
£ 10.00 a year
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Post by Mike J » Fri Feb 14 2020 09:32

Convert an IKEA Forsiktig into a line basket £6
Use a softish 10ft Avon and tape on a clamp-on type reel seat lower down £5
An Okuma Airframe 7/9 will get you started £17 (used one for Bassing for years).
Dont buy a line until you know the size of fly your chucking - see recent post on this subject, expensive fly lines are not an essential.
Pick up a cheapo fly vice for DIY from girlie hair extensions, xmas trimmings, glittery parcel tapes, braid and nail varnish.

Dont forget a BIG net!

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Post by Oldskoolfool » Fri Feb 14 2020 16:53

I started out using a Shakespeare sea fly rod 4 pc worked ok with an old Okuma mainframe. Agree with. Like J work out how big/heavy the fly is before picking a line. My advice is start relatively small and ideally water shedding synthetics. Rabbit base flys can be heavy when wet so can make your casting harder

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