We Know: How to Buy a Fly Rod
What is a fly rod?
Traditionally, fly rods were built with bamboo though today's fly rods are usually made of graphite.
Why would you want a fly rod?
Fly fishing aficionados consider fly fishing to be the "Pure Sport" as opposed to using spin casting gear. Fly fishing can be more challenging and complex than spin casting with regard to bait types. In fly fishing, various types of artificial flies are used to simulate the life cycle of the fly, depending on geographic location and time of year. Many who fly fish also tie their own flies whereas most spin casters usually purchase their lures or baits.
What kind of fishing is done with a fly rod?
Anglers are increasingly using fly rods in a variety of fishing situations:
What should you look for when buying a fly rod?
When buying a fly rod, there are several things to keep in mind: