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WTB: used salt water fly fishing equip.

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Pa), May 1, 2012.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Pa)

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    Sooner or later wife and I will find our house in Fl. so I am thinking that I would like to try Tarpon/Bone fishing with a fly outfit.I need 11 or 12 wt. stuff. Does anyone have anything that you are not using that you may want to sell?? Thanks, Mike.
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    Joe, looking for newer used 11 wt. or 12 wt. rod and reel. Thanks, Mike.
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    Joe do you have pics of the fly rod? Might be interested also what models of the Quick spinning reels do you have
    Sorry to hi-jack this thread
    Tom
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    No problem Tom. Mike.
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    Just picked up a Penn International #4 Fly Reel. Still need a 12 wt. rod to go with it. Mike.
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    12 weight too heavy for bonefish, 9ft 8wt perfect, 10ft 8wt excellent if you're wading. Hard to beat Loomis rods.
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    I have a 9/10 wt. outfit for bonefish and a large 12/13 wt. reel,(Penn International #4), just need a 12 wt. rod for Tarpon now. Mike.
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    can you shoot a 100 ft. cast in 5 seconds or less?
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    Never fished with a fly setup. But at 65 I sure as hell am gonna learn. Just cause we start getting older doesn't mean we can't learn something new. Mike.
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    Thanks to craby boy I now have my 12wt. rod. Down to a 12wt. Fly line.
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    Teh fly rod required for Tarpon and bonefish are generally considered two different rods. Bonefish are typicly chased with 6-8wts because long but finseful casts are required. Tarpon gear is heavier. I'd suggest you start with the lighter gear as it's much easier to lear on and will cover the majority of the flyfishing you will likely do.
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    You have a PM
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    Tacoma, thanks for the advise. Being a neophite I respect your knowledge. I have a 9wt. outfit and just completed the 12 outfit.
    GNUNN, replied. Mike.
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    forget everything you know about trout fishing and bass bugging, bonefishing is just the opposite. Get a good guide, or you'll never see them. Polaroid glasses are a must.
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    Mike, if you have good casting skills,good feel,you can use a 6 on bones, i use that and a 5. They run smaller now especially in S.Florida, 9 and up for larger fish. The reel(drag) is so much more important, once you get here you will find plenty of used. There are swap shops and more here. Be frugal, good luck Lee
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    Slic, what part of Fl. are you from? Mike.
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