Post By: cobragt203 Posted: 8/24/2012 9:52:51 PM Points: 114
I am learning to fly fish, my question is I have 2 really old rods one shakespere no name from the early 90's fiberglass 8 foot 5/6 wt lined with new wf-6 line and a cortland from the 70's rough fiberglass? wicker? 8 foot 8 wt lined with new dt-8. my question is should i bother learning on these since they are old and fiberglass of should i move up to a new rod? I got the roll cast down for the most part which is all i really need since i fish very woody areas.
Here is my advice: If casting those rods doesn't feel natural, upgrade. If you naturally prefer a softer rod, upgrade. The most important part is that once you develop your cast, that your able to make casts naturally, if you can't make them naturally, you'll spend more time thinking about casting and less time catching fish. Do what feels most comfortable!