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First fly rod

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I do a fair bit of spinning for trout now but I'm looking at getting into fly fishing this year just something new to learn. It's only a small river where I tend to fish so could do with a shortish rod. Went to my local fly shop and they recommended a Vision EKA 7'6" 3wt I think this was the cheapest rod they did for around £100. Can't find many reviews of this rod. I know I'm probably better going second hand but I'm not too sure what makes or models are any good?

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Seen this one?
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In my experience first work out what type of rod/ length you need and how far you'll need to cast. A 7'6'' rated #3 is good for smaller waters but you may struggle in the wind - if making short casts may need to overtime it with a #4 to load thr rod. I'd strongly recommend you try before you buy and try a couple of different rods. you can - to get the feel for the rod - if you've never used a fly rod get some casting lessons- will help loads. Y
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You'll never look back, this fly fishing lark is very addictive. Worth looking at nymphing as well as fly fishing. You can 'Euro Nymph' with a quiver tip rod if you've got one in your coarse fishing kit rather than fork out fly rods. I got my first river rod of ebay, a 7'6" 4WT Wychwood outfit that cost me about £40. Still does the job for the number of times I use it.
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