Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fly Rod Reviews, How To Choose A Fly Rod!

Fly Fishing Rod Top Reviews
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Whether You're just starting out in fly fishing or been doing it for years and are looking for a new rod to purchase, look no further! With so many fly rods out there, how do you know what company, flex, size, weight and price to choose from? Read below for more information,

Sage Fly Rods
Winston Fly Rods
G_Loomis GL3
Orvis Fly Rods
Native Trout & Co. 4'6 ultra lite
TFO Rods
Redington Nano TiQ 6wt
Redington TCW 9054
St Croix legend elite spincast
St. Croix Legend Elite
St. Croix Imperial 9' 5-6 weight 2-pc rod
St. Croix St. Croix Avid AS60MF Spinning Rod
St. Croix Premier Series 5' Ultra Light
St. Croix Avid Casting 6' MH Fast
St. Croix Avid Series AFT909

If you're learning how to go fly fishing for the first time, there are several things you need to learn. One of the first things you need to learn about is choosing the right fishing gear and equipment. Not all fly fishing rods and reels are the same. The first thing you will need to learn is what type of specific fly rod you need.

Fly fishing rods are numbered, and the numbers represent how the rod is (strength-wise) built. A smaller number is designed for smaller fish, while a larger number is designed for bigger fish. So first thing you want to know is what type of fish you plan to be angling for. Are you angling for bass? For trout? Grayling? Salt water fish? Whatever your choice is, that should influence what type of a rod your want.

So if you're looking for your first fly fishing rod, a 4 0r 5wt will be able to handle something like rainbow trout, brook trout, and other similar species of fish. If you're looking for a really stiffly built rod like a 12wt, you're probably angling for a bigger game fish: Northern Pike, Muskie, or Tarpon.

Most fly fishing is done for smaller species of fish, or mid level. Blue gill, crappie, grayling, trout, and bass are common species of fish that fly fishing anglers love to pursue. So watch the number, because that will determine if you have the right gear or not.

The one other number to look at the length of the rod. There are various choices and preferences, but for beginners slightly larger rods can help, as long as you're not in a really tight space. The length can make it easier to cast the fly line longer distances, and you can have better control without getting tired. The reverse is also true, though. If you are going to fish in a small creek with overhanging branches, then you will want a fly fishing rod that is smaller, as to avoid snags and snares.

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