I have been fishing since I was 5 years old, and that is a grunch of years. My granddad used to say I could catch fish in a mud puddle. I started fly fishing with an old split bamboo fly rod I got from Grandpa and an old spring auto retrieve Pflueger reel. Now, it is Trout, Steelhead, and anything else that will feed on a bug!! What do you use and go for?