Originally posted by: Kylem977 on 5/19/2006 2:23:45 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum, but not too NAFC, I'm a life member since I was 13.
I'm an Infantryman in the Army from Michigan, I'm as I type this finishing my combat tour in Iraq smack dab in the middle of the Al Anbar province or Sunni Triangle. I only have about 3 or 4 weeks left, thank god.
My question to you guys is about fly fishing equipment.
You see, shortly before I was deployed, I moved to the Upper Penninsula of MI to Marquette.
I was able to do a little fishing in the streams in the area for all types of trout on my mid-tour leave. I have a 5/6 weight fly rod, (a cheapy walmart setup)and I want to get two more better quality rods/reels.
I was thinking of a 4wt 8 1/2 ft. for the streams in the area. Any suggestions on what brand/type I should look at, keep in mind they don't pay us guys very much and I have a baby on the way, so about 150-200 for rod and reel if I can help it.
I also want to get an 8 wt. 8 1/2 or 9 ft. for the steelhead run and maybe some cohoes. once again any suggestions on this would be worth it's weight in gold to me. same price range please.
Also, if anybody has any ideas for a good get-away spots in the marquette area for fishing/camping an email, as that's a sensitive subject would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this guys.