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So I’m looking to get into fly fishing for bass. I found a rod But it has stainless steel guides. My concern is I know stainless steel guides grove, is that the same case with fly rods or are they different than traditional fishing rods? Here is the rod below 

 

 

https://www.fishusa.com/product/Shakespeare-Cedar-Canyon-Premier-Fly-Outfit?utm_source=google_ps&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_ps&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt_bdhYWC3wIVD49pCh13bQh8EAQYASABEgJfNfD_BwE

 

 

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You'll have no issues with the guides. Go with the higher line weight for bass fishing. It's a fun and largely overlooked technique. also, don't scrimp on line. A quality weight forward line is almost as expensive as the outfit.

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1 hour ago, The Bassman said:

You'll have no issues with the guides. Go with the higher line weight for bass fishing. It's a fun and largely overlooked technique. also, don't scrimp on line. A quality weight forward line is almost as expensive as the outfit.

Now with the flys how do I determine which fly is sutiable for my rod? It’s a 7/8wt I’ll be purchasing.

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7/8 will handle everything from small panfish flies to moderate sized bass bugs and streamers. Big bulky stuff is a challenge even at that weight. If you want to use bigger stuff be sure to go with 8 wt. Before you pull the trigger check out Cabelas.  They seem to always have deals on fly combos and they come ready to fish.  Good luck.

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I respectfully comment that for bass a 7-8 is more powerful than necessary.  A 6 will be fine.  The guides will be fine, as mentioned above.  Not a bit of worry.  

 

The big issue with fly fishing is to match the rod with the proper line weight.  Every fly rod I've built has objectively measured to be almost one weight higher than its advertised rating.  Which means they all cast better with a +1 line weight.  Meaning, if you buy the 7-8, buy a 9 wt. line.  Or buy a line that is described as a "Quickshooter," or something that describes a line which will work better in loading a rod properly for shorter casts.

 

This is especially important for fly casters who are not experts.  Like you and me.  The heavier line will load the rod properly at the shorter casting distances that beginners can make.  You're not going to be making any 60 foot casts right away, and will do much better with a +1 line weight.

 

True, the higher power rods will handle larger flies and poppers better than a 6, so if you plan to use them rather than reasonably sized streamers and poppers, then go 7/8.  But go up 1 on line weight.

17 minutes ago, Jonny15678 said:

Now with the flys how do I determine which fly is sutiable for my rod? It’s a 7/8wt I’ll be purchasing.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/10-flies-slay-monster-bass/

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1 hour ago, Jonny15678 said:

Now with the flys how do I determine which fly is sutiable for my rod? It’s a 7/8wt I’ll be purchasing.

You have that backwards, decide what flies you are going to throw, and then select the line and rod that will get the job done. 

 

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I'd suggest a little professional help with your casting if possible. Many years ago I bought an 8 wt.  Had to pay on time.  I'd take down some money and the store owner would spend some time helping me whenever he had time.  By the time I had the rod paid off I could about unload the full 90 feet.  Lucky for me the owner didn't charge me a dime for his time.

 

I will say that fly fishing can get quite expensive.  And I'm not just talking about the cost of the rods, reels and line.  Fly tying can become addictive.  Some fly fish just to have a reason for tying flies.

 

 

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Search for fly casting videos.  There are some good ones out there.  Deneki and Orvis are ones I know.

 

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