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The best fly rods for beginners

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Echo Base Fly Rod for Sale Online
Echo Base Fly Rod ECHOBASE $89.99
Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod for Sale
Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod ECHOCARBONXL $149.99
Echo Ion XL Fly Rod for Sale
Echo Ion XL Fly Rod ECHOIONXL $169.99
Redington VICE Group 1
Redington VICE Fly Rod VICE $199.99
Sage FOUNDATION Fly Rod for Sale
Sage FOUNDATION Fly Rod FOUND $325.00

Here are the best fly rods you can buy for a beginner.

Choosing a great fly rod to learn with takes more than price hunting the cheapest outfit you can find. Picking the wrong setup, size & action puts you behind from the start and stunts the learning process.

Any of these 5 fly rods will be a great way to start for any beginner fly fisherman.

Fly rodLine weightsPrice
Echo Carbon XL fly rod 2wt–6wt $149.99
Echo Ion XL fly rod 6wt–10wt $169.99
Sage FOUNDATION fly rod 4wt–8wt $325.00
Redington Vice fly rod 3wt-9wt $199.99
Echo Base fly rod 3wt–8wt $89.99
  1. Echo Carbon XL Fly Rod

    Echo Carbon XL Best Fly Rod for Beginners

    Price: $149.99
    Line weights: 2wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt

    This rod is great entry-point into fly fishing. Echo Carbon XL’s medium-fast action makes it more forgiving for new casters. We offer this rod in a range of weights and lengths to better fit your needs.

    Its user-friendly design makes putting it together fast with easy alignment dots, leaving you more time to learn on the water.

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  2. Echo Ion XL Fly Rod

    Echo Ion XL Best Fly Rod for Beginner Fly Fishing

    Price: $169.99
    Line weights: 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt

    A great option for new saltwater anglers. This rod offers heavier line options of 6-10 weight, crucial to cut through the wind and handle bigger flies. This also makes it great if you’re just getting started fishing for bigger freshwater fish, including muskie and pike.

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  3. Sage Foundation Fly Rod

    Sage FOUNDATION Best Fly Rod for Beginners

    Price: $325.00
    Line weights: 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt

    Bringing you great performance and durability, Sage delivers a knockout option at an affordable price. Versatile on both freshwater and saltwater, this rod offers power and control for casters of any skill level. Available in 4-8 weight, you can choose a lighter line great for close casts for trout fishing or a heavier line to push out bigger flies for bigger fish.

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  4. Redington Vice Fly Rod

    Redington Vice Best Fly Rod for Beginners

    Price: $199.99
    Line weights: 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt, 9wt

    This fly rod allows for easier casting - which is helpful when you’re just starting out. The multi-modulus carbon fiber construction means faster recovery and increased control. A great fly rod to hook a variety of fishes including steelhead, bluegill, flats and more, it performs well in a variety of conditions.

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  5. Echo Base Fly Rod

    Echo Base Best Fly Rod for Beginners

    Price: $89.99
    Line weights: 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, 8wt

    At under $100, this fly rod offers tremendous value for those looking to get their fly fishing start. The medium fast action allows for an easier cast time and time again. A durable and versatile choice for any beginner, the Echo Base gives you great introduction into a great hobby.

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These rods offer a great entry-point for any new angler, so get started today!

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