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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For beginners - a must stop. I had a great experience at the shop yesterday. I really appreciate the quality products but more importantly, the fantastic service and education provided by the staff. They were happy to spend as much time with me as I wanted and I never felt rushed. I really got a bonus when they put their heads together on several issues. I am a beginner to fly fishing and did enough homework to be dangerous but the experience they had was critical in my decisions as to what to purchase. I look forward to continuing to purchase from this shop.
A nice little shop with a lot of selection. My regular shop closed forever due to the pandemic and I've had to resort to buying stuff at big box fishing stores that never had anyone with experience or the ability to answer questions.
That's not this place. Every question asked was pushed in the direction I needed to go. I left with way more than I expected.
While I was there several other people were helped and it was funny listening to the conversations between the staff and patrons ranging from I need this to do that. Or the grandmother who was shopping for her adult grandson out of state. Clearly, she wrote down a few words she heard in a conversation and the staff helped fill in the blanks. Never was she pressured to get this or that and was also informed about gift cards and online ordering. And in the end, she still left with a handful of flies and other stuff that she picked out herself without any pressure besides if you have any questions just ask.
Great bunch of guys! New to fly fishing and they actually talked me out of buying stuff they didn't think I would need, this sort of honesty is rare these days. Their prices are competitive with online shopping, the personal touch of dealing with a knowledgeable salesperson can't be beaten. They were very willing to get me started with fly tying and direct me to local streams for fishing.