Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
Welcome to the Board
Take Willie up on the offer to help. If he is anywhere close, he can give some help in trying out some rods. It is also a good idea to get some help with the casting initially. Lessons can help shorten the learning curve considerably. In fact that is probably the best place to begin, as that would give some idea of what might be best to purchase. Most instructors have a number of rod/line combinations to try out as a part of the lesson.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin