Behind The AFTMA Standard

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The AFTMA (Association of Fishing Tackle Manufacturers of America) standard is an industry guideline that fly rod and fly line manufacturers follow when developing rod and line sizes. This is your "3wt, 5wt or 8wt".

This short video breaks down and simplifies this standard, and gives some excellent information to help anglers understand exactly what the standard is, how much each line size differs by and, perhaps most importantly, relates the industry standard to common items.

This is a very informative film for anglers that want to delve a little deeper in to the subtleties of the way a fly line loads a fly rod.