Today’s fly rods are a far cry from the bamboo beasts that lurk in the corners of your great-grandfather’s lake house. Surprisingly light and cleverly designed, these are exceptional tools that are also beautiful to see. Best of all, the many options available now mean that there is an ideal rod for every type of angler, regardless of budget, ability or age.
Ideal for: children
TFO Bug Launcher ($ 170)
Take the TFO Bug Launcher, which is candy apple red and has a small diameter cork handle and elongated reel seat, allowing young anglers to use both hands when needed.
Best for: Steelhead
Two-Handed Sage X Spey ($ 1,200)
Rainbow trout fishing involves covering a lot of water. The Sage Two-Handed X Spey’s ceramic stripping guides and large front and rear grips allow it to handle a variety of shooting head lines and throwing styles. Long, smooth and precise casts have never been easier.
Best for: Bass
St. Croix Mojo Bass Fly ($ 150)
Do you prefer to hunt big bass around the lakes? Better to chase them with big flies. The St. Croix Mojo Bass Fly is made of premium carbon and is shorter (seven feet eleven inches) than a standard fly rod, giving you the weight you need to throw poppers, land and land. articulated minnow patterns even in strong winds.
Best for: versatility
SaraBella Fishing Ready-to-Fish Fly ($ 595)
SaraBella Fishing, owned by a woman, is known for making great rods by hand. Her ready-to-fish fly, in the nine-foot-five weight, has an aqua finish and dark blue and purple wraps that stand out against the shore. And this medium length works well for a range of waterways and conditions.
Ideal for: narrow waterways
Orvis Clearwater ($ 198 rod only; $ 269 for the kit)
If small stream trout fishing is your thing, the Orvis Clearwater is perfect. Crafted with an equal blend of durability and precision, this seven foot six inch rod features a chrome stripping guide with a ceramic insert and works well in tight spaces, allowing you to cast almost anywhere you want. fish go up.
Best for: salt water
Scott meridian ($ 865)
Scott created the Meridian for saltwater fishing, where timing and precision are essential. Superbly powerful, the carbon construction of this rod has the backbone to generate exceptional line speed. Titanium rings and aluminum reel seat reduce weight so you can cast all day.