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Originally Posted by pgoodchild
It is Micron which is a smaller diameter Dacron. As I said the Cabelas brand is cheaper and just as good. Their name is Prestige.
Or you can do as ST suggested and use 65 pound Powerpro found in almost any tackle shop.
I just do not like the feel of gel spun or high tech braids. I am back to bright yellow 30# Micron. Not likely in the bay, but the gel spun I bought for my big reel would cut your finger right to the bone all around, if it looped on you finger with a strong fish. I see its use for big game but not anything else.
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Great question! I have been fly fishing my entire life and I'm the same as you. Not trying to break the bank on my fly fishing gear, even to this day!
Originally Posted by UptonLJ
I've found this really useful site lately. They have a post all on the top fly rods which includes a few expensive brands, but it also includes a bunch of cheaper rods and they have separate sections for full outfits that cost less than $175.
Also if you want to save some cash on flies, you can learn to tie them. A fly tying kit only costs around $75 with tools and material that you'll need, then you can follow along with fly tying tutorials on youtube and voila. Saving more cash.
Seeing as flies cost up to $4-$5 in a fly shop, this can save a lot of money.
Hope this helps!