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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2011
If you have a large, empty room, say a basement or garage, in your house you will be able to practice with this indoors. My house is not very big and I worried too much about knocking something off a shelf or getting the line hung in ceiling fan so I ended up outdoors with it which basically defeated the purpose for which I bought it. I can use my fly rod if I'm outdoors. I'm a novice fly fisher but I've fished with spin tackle all my life and fishing is hands down the best kind of practice. The rod is only 47" long but I can see where this would be very good for demonstration, the "line" is very visible, or for a total beginner to fishing/casting to learn and practice the basics of casting, indoors or out. The heavy cord is forgiving because it really loads the rod and the rod's action is fast, but for what it is, its over priced. You could get a cheap, short, fast spin rod and some cord for 1/4th of this item's price then use what you have saved to buy Joan Wulff's book "Fly Casting Accuracy" which helped my fly cast far more than all other fly fishing learning products I've purchased put together. Good luck!