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Getting Into Fishing Doesn't Have To Break The Bank

New to fishing? Tying to get into saltwater fishing but do not know where to start? These are two very common questions we get. So here is what we recommend to beginners and novice anglers that do not want to break the bank to fish the local marshes and estuaries.

Entry-level spin rod setup

We prefer a 2500 or 3000 paired with 10lb braid and 20lb leader. 6’6 or 7’ Medium or medium light

  • Diawa BG Combo

  • Shimana Speros Combo

  • Penn Battle III Combo

An entry-level fly fishing setup

Fly Rod Setup

Look for a 9-foot, 7 or 8 weight rod, Echo and Redington all make great rods for around 200$

Orvis Encounter and Clearwater

Echo Ion XL

Temple Fork Outdoors Black Label Kit

Redington Wrangler Kit

  • Fly Reel: Match the reel to the rod weight. Ensure it has a smooth and enclosed drag system. .

  • Fly Lines: As listed above your fly line should match your rod size so 7wt = 7wt line. Cortland, Orvis, and Airflo all make really good saltwater lines.

Getting into saltwater fishing can be very affordable, stick with the trusted brands if you can and I always recommend anything with a warranty. If you have any questions about getting started, feel free to reach out to us!



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