Fly Fishing Gear: Getting a Bang for Your Buck

February 23, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

bangforyourbuck_150.jpgThis week on MidCurrent Phil Monahan answers one of the most relevant questions for first-time fly fishers (or even those looking for back-up gear): Can I get a basic fly-fishing outfit without spending an arm and a leg? For example, do you really need a reel that will stop a truck? “High-tech disc drags using space-age polymers are neat, but most fly fishermen rarely get a trout on the reel in the first place,” says Phil. “Don’t spend more than $100.”