What weight fly rod for small rivers?


What weight fly rod for small rivers?

2wt or 3wt – suits small river fishing where you are not casting very far and the fish are smaller.

What size fly rod for rivers?

Small streams, brooks and close in fly fishing, a short fly rod between 6ft and 8ft long would normally be ideal. For general river fishing and small stillwater’s, rods between 8ft and 9ft 6in are normally used. Then for the large rivers, reservoirs and so on, fly rods about 9ft to11 ft are normal.

When should I use 6 fly rod?

A 6-weight fly rod is the perfect size freshwater rod for casting streamers, dry flies and nymphs. It is the middle ground between lighter weight rods (3wt to 5wt) and heavier fly rods at 7wt and up. Six weights can be setup for every size trout, all sizes of bass and smaller salmon and steelhead.

Is an 8 foot fly rod good?

The shorter rod will feel substantially lighter in the hand and through the casting stroke. Even 3 or 4 inches make a difference. We tend to view rods between 8½ and 9 feet as “dry-fly style” rods that are very comfortable and easy to cast. They generate high line speed and are very accurate.

How do I choose a fly rod length?

Fly Rod Length

  1. Get 9 feet if you need to make long casts, use a heavy fly line or fish frequently in the wind.
  2. Get 8.5 feet for general, all-around fly fishing in a wide variety of conditions.
  3. Get 8 feet or less for the precise and short casts needed when small stream fishing.

What size fish can you catch with a 3 weight fly rod?

3-weight fly rods are lightweight and best for catching small to medium-sized fish like small trout and panfish. In these cases, or for individuals who prefer a lighter rod, the 3-weight fly rod may be a perfect choice.

What is a 10-foot fly rod good for?

The extra length of a 10-foot rod helps keep your line a bit higher off the water and makes casting easier. High Banks/Brush: While wading or bank fishing, sometimes you’ll be faced with brush or a high bank behind you.

Is a 10-foot fly rod too long?

You can also get rods longer than 9 feet and there are times when you might want a rod that’s longer than 9 feet. 10-foot rods, 9-and-a-half or 10-foot rods are fairly standard lengths for bigger rivers, where you need to cast farther. A longer rod is going to cast farther a little bit easier.