Fly Rod Usage By Weight
Friday, 8 July 2016 | Admin
Where should different fly rods be used? Obviously in small becks shorter rods will be better and are less likely to cause casting problems. Below is a guide to typical fly rod usage by weight.
Usage By Line Weight
|Weight ||Typical Usage |
|#2/3/4 ||Stream / brooks for Brook & Brownies & Grayling |
|#5 ||Small rivers, brooks & streams for Brownies & Grayling |
|#6 ||Rivers and small lakes when fly fishing for Brown & Rainbow Trout |
|#7 ||Used for Lakes, boats & reservoir for Rainbow Trout, Larger Brownies & Blue Trout, Small River Grilse Fishing |
|#8 ||Reservoir & boats, plus saltwater fly fishing for Rainbows, Larger Brownies & Blues, Salmon Grilse Fishing & saltwater species |
|#9 ||larger rivers and reservoirs fly fishing for large trout, largemouth bass, pike, steelhead & salmon |
|#10/11/12 ||Large rivers & saltwater, Salmon & Saltwater species |
check our glossary to understand terms used to describe fly rods.