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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by Claremont Dude on Today at 03:12:53 PM »
Yes Deep Creek Flyfishers, I figured a 5wt would be a good start.

I`ve heard of Temple Fork, and Reddington and I know BPS has their own brand, what about Okuma ? I have some of their conventional equipment and like It.

BPS has TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters), Redington, White River (House Brand), and Orvis starter kits in 9'5Wt and some in 8.6' 5Wt. If you want to get better quality you can also choose your own rod and reel w/backing & Fly line. Both Weight Forward Floating and Double Taper line in 5Wt is available. There are a couple of Okuma reels available too, but many many more choices.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by Scout on Today at 08:15:03 AM »
It may sound trivial, but I've always liked an 8 1/2 ft. 5 wt. as an all around rod. It's a little easier to weave your way through the bushes, will make a little brookie feel nice, and will handle a bigger fish easily.
All of the brand names mentioned should be all right, the main thing is how it feels...if you can test cast any of them, pick the one that feels best to you. Not sure if you'll have a choice of lines when (if) you buy a package rod, I recommend a DTF (double taper floating, you can swap the line around every season, it will last twice as long) or a WFF (weight forward floating, it makes casting a little easier)...whichever, I like floating lines, but I'm a dry fly fisherman, the most exciting in my opinion.
Congratulations on taking that first step, have fun with it, and don't get frustrated, it will be worth it in the end....
Can you pat your head and rub your stomach?...if you can, you'll have it made.
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by bstolton on Today at 06:47:12 AM »
Yes Deep Creek Flyfishers, I figured a 5wt would be a good start.

I`ve heard of Temple Fork, and Reddington and I know BPS has their own brand, what about Okuma ? I have some of their conventional equipment and like It.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by Gary C. on Today at 02:28:27 AM »
I agree about the 9ft 5wt being a good rod to start with. If you are signed up for Sierra Trading Post they have a couple Tample Fork combo sets that might make a good beginner set up.
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by Claremont Dude on February 26, 2017, 03:28:26 PM »
I assume you joined Deep Creek. I know a few of the members. I would recommend A 9' 5 Wt. It's a good middle of the road size for both creek and lake use.
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Beginner Fly Fishing
« Last post by bstolton on February 26, 2017, 09:31:52 AM »
Well I joined a local Riverside Fly Fishing club and my first lesson starts next weekend. I know they will be giving us general info and equipment recommendations at the first class, but just wondering what you all might recommend for a starter setup for trout fishing in the sierras.
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: That is some serious snow
« Last post by Little Hardrock on February 22, 2017, 06:29:04 PM »
yup, we've got snow.... and a good snowmaker is coming in on saturday....so we will have more snow...

but you know what is more exciting than all this snow?   is we will have sunshine for the next two days!!   
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: That is some serious snow
« Last post by retired96 on February 22, 2017, 05:09:20 PM »
Just saw that areas in Tahoe have over 565 inches of snow....
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: That is some serious snow
« Last post by fishpole on February 22, 2017, 12:40:21 PM »
I think we got a record setting year for some time to come.
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: That is some serious snow
« Last post by Gary C. on February 22, 2017, 02:18:15 AM »
I can remember pictures of of some friends condo where they were useing the upstairs deck as an entry but that is even deeper.
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