Fly fishing Rods
A fishing rod is the backbone of a good setup. Without it, everything else just falls apart. It's important, then, to make sure that you pick the right rod for your setup, and that process can be quite a personal one; you need to match your rod to your line and reel, if even one of the three is off, your entire setup will suffer for it.
Here at Fishing Republic, we have an extensive range of Fishing Rods of all shapes and sizes, and the section you’ve come across now is where we keep our Fly Fishing Rods. Feel free to browse the selection we have available; we stock all of the very best brands’ very best products, and we pride ourselves on presenting you with only the highest quality fly fishing tackle.
What’s the difference?
If you’re here, chances are you’re either curious about fly fishing and you’re doing your research, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for a replacement or an upgrade. If you’re the latter, you don’t really need to be told twice what makes a fly fishing rod different from, say, a coarse rod. If you’re one of the newbies, however, let me take you through the basics.
A fishing rod is a precision instrument, but a fly fishing rod is even more so; they need to be balanced for the line and reel being used. They also tend to be on the longer side which gives an angler more control over the fish they have hooked. The flexibility of the rod is also an important factor to take into consideration. Different people enjoy different degrees of flexibility, and it is for this reason that it’s important to choose the best fly rod for your individual style of casting, and the area you intend to fish. This can make creating a fly fishing setup a very personal process. If you haven’t already, come into one of our stores and try out the rod you’ve got your eye on. While you’re there, you can get advice from one of the many fly anglers we have employed across our locations. Two birds with one stone!
When casting, the whole blank bends from the handle all the way to the tip and it is quite difficult to control your casting loops, and thus your presentation. These were the norm in fly rods in the 60’s fibre-glass era and a big improvement over split-cane fly rods. But with the advent of modern Carbon Fibre and Graphite, they are now rare.
These are considered the most well-rounded of fly fishing rods.
During casting these fly rods hardly seem to bend from the bottom at all but from the middle towards the tip. These fly rods are good for all sorts of situations and tactics and are more forgiving when casting then playing and handling fish so they are less likely to break in a moment of crisis. With a slightly slower casting stroke to allow the rod to load, they are also very capable of casting a long line with less applied effort than that required with fast action fly rods.
The rod blank from the handle up to and through the ‘middle’ is specially stiffened and the blank only really bends in the top say third of the length. This action requires a much more precise and skilled casting stroke but in the right hands such fly rods are capable of casting a greater variety of ‘loops’ for varied presentation of you r fly. Also, greater distance may be possible in the correct hands but a fast action fly rod can be hard work on the arms and shoulders. But, in the hands of a very competent caster, they can allow a wider range of casts with longer delivery, presenting bigger (such as saltwater/pike) flies and into-wind casting.
Our fly fishing tackle
We stock all of the latest and greatest high-quality fly fishing rods from all of the most renowned and proven manufacturers, including Grey’s, Orvis, Wychwood, Snowbee, Rio, Fulling mill, Lureflash and many more. Whether you’re looking for something to get you started fly fishing, or thinking about replacing your old rod, we have exactly what you need to get you picking salmon and trout out of the water like nobody’s business.
If you need a new line or reel to go along with your fly fishing rod, or if you’re also in the market for tackle of a different discipline, check out the rest of our online store. We have fishing rods from all disciplines, from Carp, to Coarse, to Sea. Take a look!
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