22 November 2014

• Fly Rods: The Long and the Short Of It


“As a newcomer to fly-fishing, an angler has many choices to make. For those who plan on ­taking their first baby steps in saltwater ­environments, a 9-foot, 8-weight rod equipped with a reel loaded with 250 yards of backing and a floating line makes a lot of sense. However, a setup such as this, while extremely versatile and effective, won’t be the best choice for certain saltwater situations.

”As you progress and become more in tune with the intricacies of the sport, you will ­inevitably find yourself in scenarios where a shorter or longer rod would be a more effective tool, and, therefore, your quiver of rods will no doubt expand.”

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