Learn The Fly Fishing Basics and How to Fly Fish!

Choosing the Right Fly Rod Part 2 – Fly Fishing Basics

In Part 1 of Choosing the Right Fly Rod, we looked at two of the key points in choosing your first fly rod.  Those two points were fly rod line weight and the fly rod action.  In this second part we will take a look at what to look out for in fly rod length and in the materials that fly rods are built with and how those make a difference.  Finally we’ll summarize what I consider to be the best choice for your first fly rod to help you with learning the fly fishing basics.

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Choosing the Right Fly Rod Part 1 – Fly Fishing Basics

So you’re interested in learning the fly fishing basics and how to fly fish, and now you have decided to pursue the sport and purchase some equipment.  If you’ve read my earlier article on the essential equipment to get started fly fishing, you will know that one of the first main purchases is the fly rod.  However, if you’ve browsed online or through your local retailer, you will no doubt have noticed that there are a multitude of options that you could spend your hard-earned money on.  How do you decide between them all?  In part one of this article I’ll give an overview of two of the key points to look out for as well as some helpful tips to help you in choosing the right fly rod for starting out. [Read more…]