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The fly fishing rod and reel are two of the most important items when it comes to being successful in the sport of fly fishing. There are several factors you will want to take into consideration when it comes to choosing from the enormous selection of fly rods and fly reels available on the market today as there are different types designed for various kinds of fly fishing. If you are new to the sport of fly fishing and are interested in purchasing your own fly fishing gear, this guide on the important features to look for in a fly fishing rod and reel will help you in selecting the ones that will suit your needs best.

Features of a Fly Fishing Rod

Selecting the correct fly fishing rod and reel is primarily based upon the type of fly fishing you intend on doing as fly reels and rods differ significantly based upon this factor. The line weight of a fly fishing rod is one of the most important factors to consider when making your decision and depends upon whether you will be fly fishing for smaller size fish such as brook trout or large fish such as the saltwater marlin. The line weight of fly fishing rods can typically be found printed on the rod along with the measurement for the length of the rod. The line weight of a fly fishing rod ranges from zero (ultra-light) to fourteen (heavy weight). If you plan on fly fishing in smaller or tighter streams for small fish, then you should select a rod with a line weight between zero and three.

A rod with a medium line weight between five and eight is the most common type utilized for the average fly fisherman and can used in rivers or lakes to catch fish such as small bass or trout. The heavier line weights between nine and fourteen are primarily utilized for saltwater fishing. The average length of the most commonly used fly fishing rods is nine feet, however, if you plan on fishing in areas such as smaller and narrower streams that have a lot of brush you may want to consider getting a shorter rod as it will be easier to cast. The “fly rod action” must also be considered when choosing your rod and you will have a choice selecting a slow, medium, or fast action rod. The medium action rod is the most versatile and is recommended for beginners and is also the preference of many individuals who are experienced in fly fishing.

Fly Reels

It is essential that your fly fishing rod and reel be compatible with one another, therefore, once you have selected your rod you will need to choose a fly reel that is best suited for your fly fishing rod. In general, the lighter weight fly reels will work best with shorter fly fishing rods and the heavier fly reels with the longer rods such as the ones used for saltwater fishing. The three basic types of fly reels you can choose from include the single action, multiplier, and automatic reel. The single action fly reel is the most commonly used reel due to its simplicity, reliability, and durability. Purchasing a combination package that includes a fly fishing rod and reel is often recommended for beginners as they are designed to be compatible with one another for balance and stability. carries only the top manufacturers of the finest quality fly fishing rod and reel.

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Allen Spring Creek Fishing Reel & Gear Bag, Olive

  • Accommodates up to 10 fly reels or 6 spinning reels
  • 8 adjustable interior dividers
  • Heavy-duty molded zippers, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Outer Dimensions: 10.75x9x4.25 Inch
  • Inner Dimensions: 10.5x8.75x3.5 Inch
The Spring Creek Reel & Gear Bag fist up to 10 fly reels and spools or 6 spinning reels. With 8 interior adjustable dividers, this case also features high-vis yellow lining, heavy-duty molded zippers, and an adjustable shoulder strap. Outer dimensions: 10.75″ x 9″ x 4.25″. Inner dimensions: 10.5″ x 8.75″.

List Price: $ 27.23 Price: $ 25.54


Pen Fishing Rod,Tuscom Portable Mini Telescopic Pocket Fish Pen Aluminum Alloy Fishing Rod Pole + Reel (Silver)

  • ❄❄ Material:Plastic, Aluminium alloy
  • ❄ Fishing anytime, anywhere with this small fishing rod !
  • ❄ Closed size: 20.5cm x 1.5cm/8'' x 0.59''
  • ❄ ❄ Mini Fishing Reel:5cm x 3cm/1.95'' x 1.17''
  • ❄Satisfaction guaranteed - here, If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know. We will actively solve your problem. - TODAY! Backed by our LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

❄ Feature:
❄ Specification:
❄ Gear ratio: 2.1:1
❄ Line capacity (mm/m): 0.18/60(mm/m), 0.20/55(mm/m), 0.25/40(mm/m), 0.3/30(mm/m)
❄ Material:Plastic, Aluminium alloy
❄ Pen Fishing Rod size:
❄ Closed size: 20.5cm x 1.5cm/8'' x 0.59''(approx)
❄ Extended Length:100cm/39''(approx)
❄ Mini Fishing Reel:5cm x 3cm/1.95'' x 1.17''(approx)
❄ Quantity: 1 pc 
❄ Reel Installation Instructions:
❄ Open your pen rod by taking off the cap.
❄ Simply insert the reel between the two grooves on the pen (there is a moving
❄ piece which slides up and down)
❄ Twist the screw down to tighten the reel onto the rod.
❄ Note:
❄ No retail package.
❄ Please allow 1-3mm error due to manual measurement. pls make sure you do not mind before you bid.
❄ Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Thank you!
❄ Package Includes:
❄ 1 x Pen Fishing Rod
❄ 1 x Fishing Reel

List Price: $ 5.99 Price: $ 5.99

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Pflueger PRESXTSP30X President XT Spinning Reel, 30

  • 10 bearing System - corrosion resistant stainless ball bearings
  • Aluminum main shaft - 30% lighter than stainless steel
  • Aluminum pinion gear - 60% lighter than traditional brass gear
The PRESIDENT XT spinning reels take the PRESIDENT to the next level of performance. They are lighter and faster with a high-speed gear ratio. Featuring an aluminum main shaft, aluminum pinion gear, sealed drag, carbon fiber handle and a rubber cork knob.

List Price: $ 79.95 Price: $ 67.96


Zebco Tour KVD 30SZ PT Spinning Reel

  • 5.2:1 gear ratio
  • Indestructible titanium bail wire
  • Line Capacity: 150 yards/ 10lbs
Zebco Quantum Tour KVD 30PT Spinning Reel Features:- Aluminum body and gear side cover- 10 PT Bearing system with continuous anti reverse- Indestructible titanium bail wire- C4LF carbon fiber rotor- PT ceramic drag system Specifications:- Retrieval: Right Hand- Gear Ratio: 5.2:1- Line Capacity: 150 Yards / 10 lbs.


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Hatch Outdoors Neoprene Fly Fishing Reel Pouch

  • Durable 3 mil neoprene exterior
  • Soft fleece-lined interior
The Hatch neoprene reel pouches are available in nine sizes. Now there is a custom fit pouch to specifically fit each and every size reel we make. Same great color scheme as before but with a longer strap to accomodate lap over on your rod. 3 mil red neoprene, black tape, yellow stitching with tan fleece lining.

List Price: $ 12.00 Price: $ 12.00


Sage: 2250 Reel, 5-6 wt, Black/Platinum

  • Material: [construction] machined die-cast
  • Drag System: carbon
  • Handle Size: large
  • Backing Capacity: [3/4, 5/6] 100 yards 20 lb, [7/8] 200 yards 20 lb, [9/10] 200 yards 30 lb
  • Diameter: [3/4] 3.3 in, [5/6] 3.6 in, [7/8] 4 in, [9/10] 4.3 in
As the light fades, you hear the familiar sound of the Sage 2200 Fly Reel and feel the take of a good-sized trout. You knew you had one more left to catch, even if you are going to get some slack for a late return. Firmly and quickly, you win the battle, bring the trout to shore, release it, and marvel at its beauty and the beauty of your 2200 Reel. This large arbor reel features a rugged, machined die-cast frame, generous concave spool surface, whisper-smooth carbon drag, and unexpected finishing touches like its fully machined drag knob and handle that give more than the fish bargained for. Spool change-outs are quick, straightforward, and clean while its reel wind direction makes switching from right to left hand retrieve a cinch.

List Price: $ 139.00 Price: $ 139.00

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Fly Fishing Reels cufflinks, Hydros Large Arbor fly reel cufflinks, fishing

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Cuff links are 16 mm (5/8 inch) in diameter Handcrafted with a crystal clear glass dome on top that enhances the artwork

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Maxcatch ECO Pre-loaded Fly Fishing Reel Diecast Aluminum Body with Fly Line, Backing, Leader(3/4wt 5/6wt 7/8wt) (ECO Reel with Line, 3/4 wt)

  • The ECO fly fishing reel is the newest update to the BLC fly reel.Logo on the reel foot, numbered drag knob
  • All-aluminum die-cast construction with large arbor design for rapid line retrieval
  • Rugged disc drag to put serious pressure on the fish
  • One-way bearing to quickly and easily switch from left to right hand retrieval
  • Pre-loaded with fly line, backing, and leader for your convenience
Our ECO fly fishing reel is designed for beginners while still remaining advanced
enough for an angler's backup. It is die-cast and made entirely of strong
aluminum. The rugged disc drag makes the reel extremely stable and strong
enough for big fish. You won't find this kind of reel at our price anywhere else!

This reel comes in three sizes:
-3/4 weight with WF3F line, 2.95" diameter
-5/6 weight with WF5F line, 3.35" diameter
-7/8 weight with WF7F line, 3.74" diameter

Please note that since the lines are pre-spooled at our factory, it would be
prudent to check the lines before using to ensure that they are not tangled. If
they are, please remove the spool and re-spool the line. If you need any help,
feel free to contact our team.

The default is a left hand retrieve reel. To change this, simply follow these steps:
1. Release the spool from the reel frame
2. Take out the spring clip and the white one-way bearing, which is beneath it
3. Reverse load the one-way bearing into the spool
4. Put the spring clip back on

List Price: $ 60.00 Price:


Daiwa Opus Saltwater Spinning Reel, Opus Saltwater 5000

  • Infinite Anti-Reverse (double stopper)
  • Smooth, multi-disc drag
  • Twist buster line twist reduction
  • Ball bearing, plus roller bearing
  • Abs composite spool
  • Saltwater spinning reel with heavy action in saltwater.
  • Specifications: Gear Ratio - 4.6:1; Line Per Crank - 39.1"; Weight - 19.9oz; Line Capacity - 14/340, 17/250, 20/190; Drag Max - 33.0
  • Ball Bearings - 1; Roller Bearings - 1
This single ball bearing version of the opus offers an excellent value in an extra-capacity reel. Perfect for surf, Pier, jetty or boat use. Fresh or saltwater, opus can handle it all. Smooth, multi-disc drag. Twist Buster line twist reduction.

List Price: $ 42.95 Price: $ 34.95

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