How To Choose A Trout Fly Rod

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In this episode of RIO's "How To Fly Fish" series, Simon Gawesworth explains how to make the right choice of fly rod for trout fishing.

Fly rods are available in different lengths, with numerous line size options, and in a wide range of “actions” (where the rod bends), which makes choosing the right sized trout rod pretty complicated – particularly for the novice fly fisher.

Trout fly rods vary in length from 6ft to 11ft, and in this video Simon discusses when to use a short rod, and when to use a long rod. Fly rods also vary in “line size” from a 1wt to a 12wt, and Simon explains what factors influence that choice – which for trout is most likely to be something between a 1wt and a 7wt.

RIO's "How To Fly Fish" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.

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