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Best Fly Rods for Beginner 2022

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Best Fly Rods for Beginners 2022

The first challenge with beginning to fly fish is simply finding the right equipment. Anyone that’s learned how to fly fish knows that getting started can be intimidating. There’s an unlimited number of gear choices available, and believing everything you read on the internet may lead to a disappointing outcome. There’s no doubt choosing a fly rod, reel, combo, or line to suit your casting style, fishing situations, and budget can be overwhelming. Specialized fly rods and lines are often designed to excel with one specific technique. Different casting styles will each perform at their best with the right rod action and recovery speed. The rod you choose for saltwater flats fishing on a windy day is a very different tool than the rod you’ll need to float a delicate dry over a sipping trout.

Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a high-quality fly rod today. Technology advancements over the years have vastly improved the quality of the majority of the gear on the market today. A quality beginner fly rod from a reputable brand like Sage, Redington, Orvis, TFO, Echo, Greys, or Fenwick will outperform the best rod from a decade ago. Each of these manufacturers also offer quality fly fishing kits that include rod, reel, line, backing, leader, rod tube, and warranty with prices starting around $150 and up.

Newer anglers are encouraged to get outfitted with the help of their local fly shop, another avid fly angler, or other fly fishing expert. Starting out with quality gear that is perfectly suited for you will exponentially increase your enjoyment and success, which almost certainly will develop into a lifelong passion. Make a mistake up front with your gear, and you’re in for some frustrating days, and may end up eventually quitting the sport.

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