If you are in the market for a new fly rod following some simple tips can ensure that you make the right choice. Updating your gear to include a new fly rod can be a great way to expand your gear, and get you excited about getting out there and fly fishing.
There are a few things that you will need to consider when you are choosing the fly rod that is going to be best for you. Following these tips can help you make the right choice.
Budget is always a consideration. Setting your budget before you start shopping for new fly rods is always a good idea. Do not let a small budget keep you from shopping. You can find discount fly fishing rods that will fit in just about any budget.
The price range for a new fly rod can vary greatly. Once you decide how much you want to spend you can use that parameter to search for your new fly rod.
Versatility is a Must
It is important that your new fly rod is versatile, but you should still shoot for a rod that is predominantly made for the water that you will fish in most of the time. There is an exception to this rule. If you plan on freshwater fishing most of the time but know that you will also be doing some saltwater fishing, go for the more expensive saltwater rod.
Fast Action, Medium Action, or Slow Action
Try to stay in the middle of the action spectrum. Medium fast, or fast, is usually preferred over a slow action rod. Keep in mind that you are building your collection of rods, and over time, you can consider other action speeds.
You must choose a rod length that works for you. Long rods come with some unique benefits; however, they can be harder to cast. It really depends on your skillset and experience as to which length rod you should choose.
The Rod Action
The rod action is how quickly the rod recovers from a flex. Quick action means the rod will quickly recover. A fast action rod recovers quickly but it takes quite a bit of power from your casting arm to cast.
Shop the Right Place
The easiest way to choose the right fly rod is to shop at the right source. The right source will have a wide inventory in different price ranges of fly rods for sale.