Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : Discover the Different Types of Fly Fishing Rods

Fly Fishing Rods, Reels & Line : Discover the Different Types of Fly Fishing Rods


Hi, I’m Jim from Zoar Outdoor on behalf
of expertvillage.com. In this segment we’re going to be talking about fishing gear and
especially fly fishing. There are so many different kinds of fly rods out there that
is bewildering to try to find the right rod for you, especially when you’re just starting
out. One of the things that you should know is that you have to match the fly rod to the
line. Most fly rods have a legend on them which tells you in addition to the name of
the manufacturer, it tells the line weight, in this case a 5 weight, the length which
is 9 feet, and sometimes the number of pieces, which in this case is 4 pieces. So this is
a 9 footer; another good choice for all around trout fishing is an 8 foot, 4 piece rod such
as this one, the other two pieces are right here. This happens to be a power rod, it’s
an 8 foot for a 4 or a 5 weight. In this case it also shows the material it’s made out
of, which is IM6, it’s a special form of graphite. This rod is in 4 pieces which packs
very well. This rod is a 5 piece rod, which you can see it’s a Winston, this happens
to be an LT5. This rod is 8 feet, 9 inches for 5 weight. This rod is an excellent pack
rod and it’s a very good casting rod. Each of these rods are graphite. This rod here
is a short rod, this rod is 6 feet 10 inches long, it’s made by the Scott Rod Company,
6 feet 10 inches. You’ll see that this rod has been marked for a 4 weight. The reason
I’m showing you graphite rods is that they are high performance rods made very specifically
for our sport. But you can also use fiberglass, which is an excellent choice, or bamboo, which
is relatively expensive, a little more fragile but really sweet to use. For the beginning
fly rod, my personal opinion is that the best rod to start out with is 8 ½ or 9 feet and
a 5 weight.

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