Listly by richard grubb
Posted on 8th Feb 2011 @ 11:35 AM We would like to offer three pieces of wisdom at the top of this article: 1)Fly fishing is not a sport of necessities. It is a sport of preferences, opinions, credos and mystique. There are no right and wrong choices.
Untitled Document Back to the Orvis Fly Rod Selector Introducing the Orvis Fly Rod Flex Index - What is it? For the first time in the history of fly-rod manufacturing, we can take a rod and compare it numerically and precisely to any other fly rod in terms of its action.
Before jumping too far into the gory details about fly rods, let's talk about the function of a fly rod. A fly rod, at the end of the day, has three purposes. These are: Casting - Like a spin rod, the fly rod allows for the fly line to be casted with power and accuracy.
FLY RODS are designed to cast a fly to fish by building momentum in a fly line and controlling its direction and distance. They also have to assist in fighting a fish, and so the size and strength of the fish you seek to catch - whether they are 9-inch brook trout or 80-pound tarpon - also help determine appropriate size and stiffness.