A Good Rod to Start Fly Fishing

A Good Rod to Start Fly Fishing
Fly fishing is an enjoyable endeavor for many anglers that pursue a wide variety of species. But where does an angler begin when it comes to choosing the proper fly to get started in this great sport? A moderate action fly rod is a good rod to start with since they are easier to cast than a fast action rod. There are several fly rods that work well for beginning fly fishing anglers.

Cabelas Three Forks Fly Rod

Built on a moderate action graphite rod blank that allows for easy casting, the Three Forks series of fly rods is a great choice for beginning anglers. These rods are lightweight and offer high-end components such as a dark cocobolo wood reel seat and stainless steel double-foot snake guides. These rods come in a variety of lengths from 7 1/2 to 9 feet, and can handle fly line weights of 3 to 10.

Redington Crosswater Fly Rod

Boasting an impressive 34 million modulus IM6 graphite blank, these fly rods from Redington are lightweight and cast easily with a responsive feel. Add a custom handle made from AA grade cork and silicone carbide stripping guides, this rod is comfortable in the hand all day without any hang-ups while trying to punch out a long cast. These rods are available in lengths from 7 1/2 to 9 feet that can handle fly line weights from 4 to 9.

St. Croix Triumph Fly Rod

The moderate action Triumph fly rods from St. Croix are a great choice for beginning anglers thanks to the enhanced forgiveness of the SCII rod blanks. These custom-built rod blanks do not overreact to an errant cast and allow for tight casting loops with very little practice. Stainless steel snake guides and premium-grade cork handles give anglers a lightweight, comfortable feel through a day on the water. Triumph fly rods are available in lengths from 7 1/2 to 9 1/2 feet, with line weights of 4 to 9.

Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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