For those about to choose a new fly fishing rod the process can be a little confusing to begin with. Here they are the basics about choosing the best fly fishing rod for you. First the angler should have some idea about the type of water he or she is intending to fish on. Basically the options are small creeks and streams, medium to large rivers, lakes, or in the ocean. Fly fishing rods come in many different lengths and line weights and are matched to the fly reel, the line weight and to the environment you will be fishing in. For instance if a fly rod has a weight of seven, ideally the line used will be a seven weight with a fly reel to match https://www.tackle.org/
Here are a few questions you’ll need to ask yourself when choosing a fly fishing rod at http://www.tackle.org.
-Will I be spending most of my time fishing for fresh water fish such as trout and bass, or will I be fishing saltwater species like salmon, steelhead or larger ocean fish.
Do I intend fishing small streams, Rivers, Lakes or open ocean water? As a general rule, use shorter rods for smaller creeks and streams, longer rods for bigger rivers, lakes and saltwater use. Small trout fly rods can start with a line weight rod of 3 up to 6, for larger rivers and lake fishing, anglers generally use trout fishing rod weight 6 to 9, and for open water and sea fishing go for 9 weight and upwards.
-What type of rod action do you prefer? The action of the rod will determine the line speed and the size of the line loop during casting, the faster the action the tighter the loop will be. As a guide beginners are best to use a slow to medium action rod.
More on Fly Fishing Rod Action:
The action or bend of a rod is a key factor. How far will the rod bend when using consistent effort?
Remember, the action of a fly rod is a measure of how flexible the rod is.
The stiffer the fly fishing rod will allow the angler to generate plenty of line speed in the cast. This allows very accurate distance casting than a slower action fly rod. A fast action trout fly rod is also good for using in windy conditions due to the superior line speed.
Fast action rods are more suited to experienced anglers who have excellent timing and casting ability, the size of the loop will cause all sorts of problems to the inexperienced, especially if weighted flies are being used. Many novice anglers have bought fast action rods only to have unhappy results when using them due to lack of experience http://www.tackle.org.