How to Choose the Best Fly Fishing Rod
Many people start fly-fishing with a Wal-Mart knock off, medium weight rod and reel combo set only to find that they are completely hooked on fly-fishing and couldn’t imagine ever returning to bait and tackle.
Then, the search for the best equipment so you can catch the biggest and best fish ensues and you are off and running. Suddenly, prices jump up to extremely high price margins and you can pay upwards of a $1000 if you aren’t careful. How to choose the best fly fishing rod is a personal quest and is largely dependent upon your needs and desires above and beyond the price tag.
Steps for Finding the Best Fly Fishing Rod
First, decide just how much you have to spend. If you don’t have $600 to spend on a rod and reel then don’t feel that you have to do this. The next step is to decide what and where you are fishing. If you aren’t fishing the saltwater seas of the Caribbean for tarpon, there is no need to go with a rod equipped for that kind of fish. Chances are you will find that within your price range is a perfectly acceptable rod for the fish you are fishing for.
Look for specific rod and reel combos, which are often value priced – that outline the type of fishing you are doing. As for length and weight – going with a medium length fishing rod around 8 feet and a 6-weight rod will put you happily in the middle of the road when it comes to fly-fishing.