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now that I will have a good kayak to get out in the water with (2015 OK BG2) I always wanted to try fly fishing. seems like something ill enjoy and another art form of fishing I would like to get good at. The things ive read about was that an 8wt rod will do well for inshore species if I was to limit myself to one rod, still looking for a rod height and number of piece rod to get. no clue what kind of reel to get except it needs to be able to hold in salt water. as far as line goes, im not sure if what kind of backing to use and if normal 15lb fluro leader will work. I plan to get 7-8wt floating line (tip forward I think it was?). I also have no idea what kind of flys to get and where to get them.

does anyone get em from fly rods often from a kayak? any tips or tackle suggestions? casting techniques?
 

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An 8 wt is a popular choice for bass and light saltwater use (redfish, trout, etc) and will allow you to cast some of the larger bass bugs, streamers etc....and deal with wind. I'd get a 9' 4 pc rod. Your backing should be 20 or 30# braided dacron....very common. I'd opt for a tapered leader...with different tippet strengths depending on what you are fishing for and how big the flies are...e.g. 8-15# is a good range. Just about any reel will be fine as long as it balances the rod nicely in your hand....and can hold about 100 yds of backing (for saltwater). Prices will range from $40 on up. The $40 Redington Crosswater is a good inexpensive choide. Most will probably spend $100-250 for a saltwater reel....but you don't need to for occassional use. Most any Weight Forward fly line in an 8 wt will be fine. If you get an 8 wt rod...you probably don't want to put a lighter 7wt line on it when you are getting started. The key in salt is to rinse thouroughly each day. The Redington Crosswater 9' 8wt combo retails for around $140 and does quite well. If you decide to buy individual components....expect to spend at least around $200

The princple key to success is to properly learn the fundamentals of fly casting. In most cases that means a lesson or two from a good instructor. Learning to cast properly from the start is more important than how much you spend on tackle. The least expensive outfits will perform quite well....when used with good technique. .
 

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redington (cross water) is a good rod/reel to take to the salt. it is made from a composite material. i've used one (6 wt)a couple years.and as important as i try to figure it out, the combo is not expensive, while trying to learn. as with all, rinse after use and oil from time to time. a good height is usually abt 8 1/2'to 9'. pieces depends on you. i have both ,2 and 4 piece rods and like both, the 4 piece seem to travel better. flies will be determined by what you're hunting. clousers, bugs you'll have a lot of choices. join a club near you and you'll get a lot of info abt whats useful for what you chase.
 
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