The wife was going over to my parents' house the other day so I asked her if she could do me a favor. After the eye rolling, she asked what. I explained to her that there were three fly rods and reels that I needed her to bring home. One was the first fly rod I ever had, the second I had bought shortly thereafter and the third is something special I will save for another post. So the wife agreed and later came home with one fly rod and reel. It was not my first one. Swing and a miss but hey I guess I should give her an A for effort. The other day I was coming back from a work function and I had to use the facilities so I decided to stop by Mom and Dad's house. I figured while I was there I would kill two birds with one stone. God bless my partner in crime from work who was there to help. We went up to the shed and I rooted around in the rafters. I was able to locate my first fly rod as well as that other special item. After I limped down the hill and my partner was kind enough to carry everything, we headed back to my house. I honestly do not know much about the fly rod and reel. If anyone out there does, please let me know. I only remember buying it at either a Walmart or Kmart. I cant remember which one it was now. I am actually thinking about using this guy again for some bass later this year. I am worried though that it may break. So here is my first fly rod a 8 foot 7/8 Fiber Glass Shakespeare rod with a Shakespeare Alpha 2528G reel. It does hold a special place in my heart and it always will.