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The Flyfisher 299 Outfit (5 or 6 Weight)

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Of all the items in our store, our in-store packaged outfits are the product for which we're most proud. We pour a huge ammount of time and effort into putting these packages together so someone starting out in flyfishing begins with gear that accelerates their learning and optimses enjoyment. There are many pre-packaged outfits available to us, but we prefer to select and match items without being confined to just one brand. After all, it's unlikely the best fly rod company would also be the best fly line company...

Our outfits evolve every year as new rods, reels and lines become available and that's why our outfits will always offer the best performance for dollar.

WHY START WITH A 6 WEIGHT?
If you find you get right into flyfishing, it's inevitable you'll add to your collection with rods in different line weights as you look for more specialised tools for the flyfishing situations you wish to tackle. However, of all the rod weights out there, the 9ft 6 weight is the easiest to cast and the most versatile. The 6 weight is capable in most situations and is ideal on larger rivers and lakes. For an Australian trout flyfisher, you'll find that even if you do expand your range of rods, the 6 weight will always see lots of use.

Currently, this is what we offer in our The Flyfisher 299 Outfit.

ROD - Eden Apprentice 9ft 6 weight or 8'6" 5 weight 4pc Fly Rod.
These rod models feature a medium action which makes it ideal to learn to cast with. They are deep loading and to a beginner caster, this will help them learn the timing and gain distance in their cast early.

REEL - Eden GLA 3/6 Fly Reel ($69.95RRP)
The Eden GLA reels are quite frankly, pretty basic. What they lack in glitz they make up for in solid performance and value. Their body is made of strong composite material and they have a mid-arbor design to increase line retrieval speed. Where these reels stand-out from the competition (in this price range) is their drag. It's silky smooth function will help the beginner to experienced anglers play fish with confidence.

LINE - Airflo Hero Fly Line ($89.95RRP)
These lines load the road a close range so you can feel the rod flex. They float well and the polyurethane construction ensures unsurpased durability.

LEADER & BACKING - Scientific Anglers 30lb Dacron and Frog Hair Stiff Butt Supple Tip Leader ($29.95RRP)
Whether you're spending a thousand dollars on an outfit or $299, this is our preferred leader and backing setup. The Stiff Butt Frog Hair leaders make turning over your fly easy.

CHOOSING A LINE WEIGHT

We offer this outfit in line weights 5 and 6 to cover the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter as a beginner.

Of course, we've tried to keep this as simple as possible. If you'd like further or more in-depth advice based on where you're fishing, feel free to give us a call on (03)96211246. This isn't buying broccoli at the grocery store - it's far more important... and fun! Just remember that we're here to help and we love talking flyfishing... so get in touch!

5 Weight Outfit

The most popular line weight the world over, a 5 weight has the power to make learning to cast easy, and allows you to fish bigger rivers and lakes. If you're just starting out, this would be the minimum weight we'd suggest starting with. With a 5, you'll be able to get the fly where it needs to be to catch fish, sooner than if you start with something lighter. A 5 weight is ideal for casting a bit of weight or an air resistant indicator and it can cope well in wind. It's not the ideal choice, but it can be used for the majority of lake fishing as well. A true all-rounder.

6 Weight Outfit

We recommend a 6 for quick, accurate casting on lakes, fishing streamers, for bigger rivers where we might be fishing heavy nymphs, and for fishing in windy places like Tassie or New Zealand. A 6 weight is also perfect for fishing from a boat if that's your jam. If you could pick one line weight to learn to cast with, the 6 weight is the one... but equally it's a rod that will see a lot of fishing, as trout seem to love windy places...!

Features

Features

ROD - Eden Apprentice 9ft 6 weight or 8'6" 5 weight
These rod models feature a medium action which makes it ideal to learn to cast with. They are deep loading and to a beginner caster, this will help them learn the timing and gain distance in their cast early.

REEL - Eden GLA 3/6 Fly Reel ($69.95RRP)
The Eden GLA reels are quite frankly, pretty basic. What they lack in glitz they make up for in solid performance and value. Their body is made of strong composite material and they have a mid-arbor design to increase line retrieval speed. Where these reels stand-out from the competition (in this price range) is their drag. It's silky smooth function will help the beginner to experienced anglers play fish with confidence.

LINE - Airflo Hero Fly Line ($89.95RRP)
These lines load the road a close range so you can feel the rod flex. They float well and the polyurethane construction ensures unsurpased durability.

LEADER & BACKING - Scientific Anglers 30lb Dacron and Frog Hair Stiff Butt Supple Tip Leader ($29.95RRP)
Whether you're spending a thousand dollars on an outfit or $299, this is our preferred leader and backing setup. The Stiff Butt Frog Hair leaders make turning over your fly easy.

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