Recommend a fly fishing outfit for a newbie?

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  1. BIG COHO

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    HI, I would like to get started into fly fishing for Pacific Salmon. Can you recommend a package for around $500 that will cover kings, Reds and silvers?
     
  2. Korkers boots waders and nice jacket. Dont know what colors u like tho
     
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    Sorry I have waders. Looking to get a rod and reel
     
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    Look for a TFO combo $99 and a gift card got me into fly fishing. My TFO 8wt combo was over $300 my gift card was $100
     
  5. Umnnmmmm single or double hand
     
  6. BIG COHO

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    single I guess
     
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    at least a 9' 7wt
     
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    A rod to cover kings to coho is a bit of a range.

    Leland.
     
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  9. BIG COHO

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    So I need 2 to do the job?
     
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    Miyawaki has alot more experience than i do with fly fishing but i would recomend you try out a spey rod go cast some at your local fly shop and see what you think. if you do not like the spey i would say go with a TFO 7-9wt. Or you can look on the classifieds here there are always good rods and reels for sale.
     
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    Trust me and go with a spey rod hands down. You can get a whole package at reds fly shop for 500.00.
     
  12. Josh Stroud

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    A 9 weight single hander would be fine if you want to fish for all three of the species you mentioned. A 7 or 8 would be better for fishing for both reds and silvers. I would go with either a Echo or Redington package for both the rod and reel. You could obtain this under budget and have an awesome starter setup.
     
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  14. BIG COHO

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    I have a 5 wt and a 3 wt that have never been used
     
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    Are you planning to fish for salmon in rivers or the salt? Spey wouldn't be my first choice if I wad gonna have just a single saltwater salmon rod, but maybe its just the ticket for you.

    Go to a fly shop and cast cast cast. My current salmon outfit can be had within your budget, especially if you buy used.

    Redington Link 890. 350$

    Redington Rise 7/8 189$

    Rio Outbound Short 100$

    Catching angry silvers in the salt....priceless.

    ( though you probably want to step it up in size if your serious about targeting kings, which will make those 5 lb silvers kinda dull)