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New guy here...
Post 12 Jan 2022, 21:48 • #1 
New Member
Joined: 01/10/22
Posts: 9
Location: Idaho steelhead country
Greetings all,
Retired farmer, dabble with woodturning, and learning how to tie flies.
I tried fly casting years ago and discovered I did not possess enough patience or maturity, and decided I would wait till I was older and had more time. You know the saying of the job jar? Well, mine was a barrel. And looking in the mirror now, I'm old.
So now I'm making plans to take the fly rods for longer walks.
I started looking here years ago and got some info on a Fenwick FF98 I found at a second hand store. Since then I bought a new small creek 6'6" CGR , and just the other day I was given the bottom half of another Fenwick by a friend. I have some questions about it, so I'll be making another post with pictures about that one later.
Thanks for reading. Roy


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Re: New guy here...
Post 12 Jan 2022, 23:28 • #2 
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Joined: 12/11/20
Posts: 327
Location: Dallas, TX
Welcome, Roy. This group features some of the nicest and most knowledgeable people you’re likely to encounter. Glad to hear you are making plans to go fishing!


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Re: New guy here...
Post 14 Jan 2022, 20:17 • #3 
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Joined: 09/18/09
Posts: 5196
Location: Washington DC Region
Welcome, The FF98 will make a good steelhead rod. Or if you have good warm-water reservoirs or the slower moving portions of the Snake, large bass and catfish.

Now you need something in the middle for normal trout fishing.

And the community here is fantastic.


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Re: New guy here...
Post 15 Jan 2022, 21:11 • #4 
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Joined: 07/26/21
Posts: 161
Location: Central Georgia
I like the 6'6" cgr very much for small creek bass and bluegill fishing but its also very serviceable for trout. Welcome!


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Re: New guy here...
Post 16 Jan 2022, 09:53 • #5 
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Joined: 02/19/08
Posts: 1067
Location: Branson, Missouri
Howdy Roy, glad to see you.. you sure did take to the picture posting well... great job!

Careful - those CGR's get addictive... you can own the whole fleet for well under the cost of any new high end graphite.

Bang for buck, those CGR's are one the biggest surprises I have ever seen in fly fishing.
Glad they did it.


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Re: New guy here...
Post 16 Jan 2022, 10:49 • #6 
New Member
Joined: 01/10/22
Posts: 9
Location: Idaho steelhead country
Thanks All, appreciate the welcome!


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Re: New guy here...
Post 18 Mar 2022, 16:25 • #7 
New Member
Joined: 03/15/22
Posts: 1
I'm retired from work but not from fishing! New on this site, I love reading about all the stuff and techniques. Going to work on my fly fishing this summer, not real good at it, casting that is but I float fly fish a lot and finesse fish all the time.


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Re: New guy here...
Post 19 Mar 2022, 09:23 • #8 
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Joined: 08/03/14
Posts: 873
Location: central AR
Welcome Fish-Lady, there is a wealth of knowledge here. Enjoy learning from a great group of fly fishers.


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