How to Set up a Fly Rod?


In setting up a fly rod, match the rod to the line. Don't expect perfection from less than perfect equipment. Using poor quality line, reel or rod will lead to disappointment in the presentation. If you are just experimenting with fly fishing, use equipment. It can be very discouraging to try to cast a fly on a fly rod that isn't matched to the line. For instance, if you are fishing in a small stream, you need a relatively short rod (7 ft.) with a four to five weight (fairly lightweight) line.
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How to Set Up a Fly Rod
Fly fishing is one of life's most relaxing pleasures, but only if your fly rod is set up right. You want your fly rod to be an extension of your arm and your fly to sail effortlessly through the air. If your rod is set up right, that is what it will feel... More »
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To set up a fly rod, you first need to match the rod to the end of the line and then match the line guides up with eachother. Attach the reel to the rod and push the line through
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