It's important to know that overlining or underlining a fly rod will not change it’s intrinsic properties. It will, all things being equal, make it bend more or less for a given amount of line out the tip top. Here's the lowdown...
Bill Gammels 5 Essentials of Good Fly Casting. I have always maintained that if you want to improve your fly fishing the place to focus your effort is on improving your fly casting and presentation skills
Casting tight loops are is actually pretty simple in theory. Line and loop shape are primarily dictated by the path the fly rod tip takes during the cast and after the stop. The line does not follow the rod tip exactly - but for the purpose of this exercise that’s what we need to be thinking about.
As a fly fishing guide working in the South Island of New Zealand our normal clientele would be international anglers - but with the whole world wide pandemic our client base has changed to the domestic market, the Kiwi angler.
Epic Ambassador Peter Corzilius reflects on a recent Sea Run Brown Trout session in Sweden
Catching a large trout on a fly rod is the greatest achievement for many fly anglers. For most anglers trout are targeted in rivers and lakes around the world, but due to the migratory life cycle around Europe it is possible to catch these fish in the open ocean. A challenge that many – just as me – love and hate at the same time.
When you go through all the above considerations in choosing a fly rod, you will get a strong rod and, of course, the proper material used to make it. There are several fly rod material types, including graphite fly rod, bamboo or fiberglass.