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Fly Fishing Reels - Norm's Recommendations

You've read what we wrote about choosing your first fly rod, made your decision and made your purchase. Or, perhaps, you've just invested in a new fly rod to replace your old one. Now you need to buy a fly reel to go with it. So, what reel should you buy? Start with the basic premise of “invest in the rod and not the reel.”  Norm recommends going with a mid-price fly reel, with a mid arbor and a matching extra spool. 

If you're looking for both a new fly fishing rod and reel, you may want to go through Norm's "decision table" on his "Your First Fly Rod" page, and visit Norm's Recommendations for Fly Rods under all fishing conditions...

Norm's Recommended Fly Fishing Reels

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