I grew up in Michigan fishing lakes and rivers my entire life, however fly fishing was something that I never really took part in, unless it was goofing around on my neighbors dock with his rod.
I have recently relocated to New Mexico, which i'm told has excellent fishing and hiking.(two of my biggest passions).
That being said, i'm very interested in going out on a 2-3 day hike into the mountains around Taos, NM this spring/summer and I need a compact fly setup. I saw this at cabelas a while back and was wondering if it was a good way to go. (Price is somewhat of a factor).
If you're fishing streams, Tenkara is the way to go for backpacking IMHO. By not having to use a reel and heavy rod tube, you save a lot of weight. But if you need to boom out long casts on lakes you would probably want a conventional fly rod. What type of fishing are you doing?
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i use a colapsable 12' 3pc fiberglass cane rod sold at wallmart for 12 bucks as a tenkara rod and it works fine i use 12 foot of braided waxd hempline(also sold @ wm) as the fly line and a reg 6-9 foot peice of mono as the tippit/leader material shoter thiker mono for heavey flys and longer thinner mono for lighter flys i generaly use 8ft 4ld test as a general duty leader/tippit (note: fishing is not about the gear as much the insight time and enthusiasm u put in to it.)that being sed i typically out fish freinds of mine "with this 15 dollar set up" that carry seven to a thousand dollrs a gear around with them and they just dont get it its more a bout the stalk aka knowing what kind of habbitats the fish are more likeky to be in and finding these places and the presentation putting something in front of a HUNGRY fish that resembles food in a manner that doesnt scare the fish its really that simple. GOOD LUCK ps.. above all else unless your starving to death just enjoy yourself
Edited by Samoset (06/11/1002:40 PM)
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