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HELP through the BS and PR of Fly Fishing?

So many kinds of pole, rods, system….. how dose anyone know what is best for their style of FLY FISHING?? Moreover dose it matter than the fly and presentation?

I thought fishing for wild trout was hard enough!! Trying to learn and understand what is truth verves…… Marketing, PR, and BS is far to hard for me!!

Is anything true or really make any differences? What Fly rod and line i.e. balanced system is good for small trout on small rivers?

Fly Fishing: Fly fishing rods are thin, long, flexible rods sometimes made of bamboo, but mostly from man-made materials. As their name indicates, fly rods are designed to cast a fly (or flea as our mentor used to say). Instead of a weighted fishing lure, a fly rod uses the weight of the fly line for casting, and lightweight rods can cast the very smallest fly (or flea). Fly rods tend to have a single, large diameter line guide, with a number of smaller looped guides placed along the fishing rod to help control the movement of the thick fly line.


2 Responses to “HELP through the BS and PR of Fly Fishing?”

  1. stilhdr1963 says:

    A complete system from Cortland or Scientific Anglers in a 4weight or 5weight is what your looking for. Rod, reel, line and backing are all included. All the rods in those systems are designed to be of a medium action that allow for all types of casting styles and abilities. The only thing I would look for is that the rod is 8′. Any shorter and the ability to load the rod while casting becomes difficult.

  2. James T says:

    I fish small streams and/creeks with 3 wt line and 7ft rod. The 7 ft rod is great when you are hiking through heavy growth a long the stream and small fish seem like real fighters on light equipment. The streams are no wider than 20-25 feet. I can put my flies anywhere they need to be. I may need to wade. These are catch and release areas and most of the fish are less than 10 in inches. I cannot sort out your facts because I do not know what you have been told or have been reading. but here is some advice.
    1. rods make the most difference. I like fast action rods for their distance and their ability to cast in the wind. My son uses a medium fast action because it makes the leader lie softer. We use Sage rods. They are longest casting rods on the market and have the best ability to punch a line against the wind. I have been using Sage rods for over 25 years. The main drawback to this kind of specialize fishing equipment is that it has limited application. A good all around rod is a 5 wt 9ft. Buy the best you can afford but before you buy…
    2. Find a good fly shop and take lessons. Most lessons are one day or less and will provide equipment you can use and test. If possible take note on the wind conditions. Where I fish the wind picks up in the late afternoon. Mornings are pretty still. Go to fishing shows and seminars. They will have a casting pool and all the major manufacturers let you test their rods. Ultimately fishing is a matter of personal preference that you can only discover if you try it.
    3. If you have trouble catching fish fly fishing, hire a guide.

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