Hello all,

I have wanted to get into flyfishing for a few years and I finally started this season. Money is an issue, so I got an ultra-cheap Shakespeare combo from Walmart. $20.00 for rod, reel, line and some flies. Other than several trees and bushes, I have not caught anything yet.

My question is what limitations is my equipment putting on me if any? What differences would I notice if I had a $100-$200 entry level combo?

I fish primarily small streams in wooded areas, so I don't have much space for long casts.

Glad to finally being on the forum, and I look forward to soaking up as much knowledge about the sport as I can. Thanks.