Our Favorite Fly Rods For peacock Bass And Golden Dorado

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Recommended fly rods for fly fishing peacock bass.

Peacock bass and golden dorado are 2 of the most exciting freshwater species you can pursue with a fly rod. While peacock bass are found in some of the freshwaters of Florida as an invasive species, the serious fly anglers are heading down south to the jungles, rivers and marshes of South America.

High-performance fly rods are in order for these species. Our choice of fly rods offer the best of the best for accuracy, distance and lightweight.

If you’re looking for a reel to go with your rod, check out our recommendation on fly reels for bass fishing.

ReelLine weightsPrice
Echo EPR fly rod 8wt-12wt $499.99
G. Loomis NRX fly rod 3wt–12wt $950.00
Sage IGNITER fly rod 4wt–10wt $995.00
Scott Sector fly rod 6wt–16wt $675.00
Scott Wave fly rod 6wt–12wt $1045.00
    1. Echo EPR Fly Rod

      Best Peacock Bass Fly Rod Echo EPR

      Price: $499.99
      Line weights: 8wt - 12wt

      The result of a two-year collaboration between Pat Ehlers of The Fly Fishers and Tim Rajeff of Echo, the EPR fly rod combines a super-fast tip with a powerful bottom half for a rod with amply power for long casts and fish fighting, but enough sensitivity for short casts. Priced at $449.99, it’s one of the best fly rods for the money.

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    2. G. Loomis NRX Fly Rod

      Best Fly Rods for Peacock Bass G. Loomis NRX

      Price: $950.00
      Line weights: 3wt - 12wt

      This all water line of fly rods is a great choice for everything from freshwater trout fishing to stalking larger saltwater species like tarpon. By combining lighter and higher density carbon with Nano Silica resins, G. Loomis has created a lightweight, durable and responsive rod. Available in 3wt to 12wt sizes.

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    3. Sage IGNITER Fly Rod

      Best Peacock Bass Fly Rod Sage IGNITER

      Price: $995.00
      Line weights: 4wt - 10wt

      An ultra-fast action rod designed for demanding freshwater or saltwater conditions, the IGNITER incorporates Sage’s super light, devastatingly accurate KonneticHD graphite technology. For fighting strong winds, turning over bulky rigs, or reaching far away fish, this rod gets the job done with ease.

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    4. Scott Sector Fly Rod


      Price: $1045.00
      Line weights: 6wt - 16wt

      Scott Sector Fly Rods

      The new Scott Sector 9’ fly rod takes lightweight, power, feel and line lifting ability to the next level. This is an extremely powerful rod that is at home on the saltwater flats where quick and accurate casts are needed as well as throwing large muskie and pike flies or bass bugs in freshwater. 

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