New to fly fishing, took a lesson with Chuck. Got to learn a lot, need to learn and do a lot more, and had a blast.
I am originally from South of New Orleans just north of Venice. Some of you may know of that little town. Grew up on the gulf dropping the line to the bottom mainly, never really got into bait fishing here in Tennessee, but always wanted to learn how to fly fish and finally took a lesson.
Still haven't bought much of anything, have a bunch of old bait casting gear to get by with like vests/cases for flies and other odds and ends. Considering some gear. Been lurking for the past few weeks reading old threads.
Was pointed to the TFO NXT kit as a decent beginner kit, but haven't really seen that mentioned here.
I don't want to go out and spend like a mad man on something I decide is not for me, but I also don't want to buy something cheap that will just further turn me away.
Just from lurking: Kinda considering a TFO Pro 8'6" maybe 4 or 5wt and a Ross Flystart 2.
As for line, maybe a Orvis clearwater or SA headstart?
Mainly going to be fishing around the GSMNP/Tellico/Citico/Joyce Kilmer areas
Any opinions or help would be appreciated