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Thread: Choosing a flyrod

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    Just want a bit better quality rod . I'm not fussy about the line, its fine for the job.

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    Hmmm ok, I cant really help a lot here, but lets try. Better quality translates into more money, so how much do you want to spend? This will determine the rod you can buy. Determine your budget, then go shopping accordingly, but for bass and bluegill, you really dont have to spend much. Basically for any type of fly fishing, unless you need specialised rods to do technical stuff, you dont need to spend a lot. Also bear in mind that the line is in fact the most important element in you setup. Its the line that determines the sink rate to a large extent, and with bass and bluegill, you need a line with as little strech as possible in order for a quick and hard hookset. A fastish rod with a fairly stiff tip is going to help in this area as well, so look at a 6wt, so you casn throw out some heavy bass flies if you need to, perhaps even a 7wt. a good low strech floater, which is good for bass surface flies. Low strech also to translate to the movement of the fly. A floater will also work for weighted flies. I dont think you really going to need a sinking line, unless you need to get unweighted flies down. I also imagine that you will do some fishing from a boat, being an artificial lure angler.
    Quote Originally Posted by Piet vlieg View Post
    Just want a bit better quality rod . I'm not fussy about the line, its fine for the job.
    Last edited by Andre; 24-07-13 at 03:06 PM.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    i agree with andre. it is probably not what you want to hear, but the line is more important than the rod. i will rather spend the money on a decent quality line (bass taper for the larger flies), than on a new rod. unless it is a R70 elbe rod, then maybe look at another rod. maybe share what rod you got, and then you can get advise from there.
    catch and release

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