Most Recommended Fly Rods of 2021
- Sage Pulse Fly Rod
- Redington Predator Fly Rod
- Redington - Classic Trout Fly Rod
- Redington Path II Fly Rod
- Echo River Glass Fly Rod 6'9" 3wt / Caramel
- Echo Trout Fly Rod 4wt 8'4"
- Sage x 4100-4 10' 4wt Fly Rod
- Sage Sonic Fly Rod 9' 7wt
- Redington - Vice Fly Rod
- Echo Ion XL Fly Rod 10ft 0in 8wt
Sage Pulse Fly Rod
The pulse is a multi-application fast action Euro nyph rod. Has more length then most rods which allow you to reach water that is further away and provides a longer lever to play the fish. Also the extra length lets you go down in rod weight with for the same waters. The pulse has great sensitivity and "feel". best for light dires and small nymphs but can handle large trout with a small weight.
Anglers looking for an excellent mid-priced rod who don't want to sacrifice castability and performance. The fast action makes this rod easy to load. Many guides have these on their boats.
Redington Predator Fly Rod
This is an excellent value rod with the power to cast heavy tapered lines with big flies and control hard-fighting species. It's outfitted with saltwater components to hold up to the corrosion of the saltwater environment. Perfect rod for heavy streamer fishing, light flats and inshore species, and warm water species like carp and bass.
This rod has a fast action that packs a lot of power. The fast action allows this rod to cast heavy lines and large flies with ease. This rod can be used in fresh and saltwater settings. This rod is available in one or two handed versions along with the option of having a fighting butt that helps reduce arm fatiuge when fighting big fish.
Redington - Classic Trout Fly Rod
8 foot 3 weight rod is great for small streams and ponds. Super fun to catch fish on! Very easy casting rod! Awesome price and packs down to 6 pieces! Good for trout, panfish, and bass.
Another good all around trout rod. A little slower action (bendier) than the Orvis Clearwater, which makes it great for dry fly fishing.
Echo River Glass Fly Rod 6'9" 3wt / Caramel
Hand-built glass rod with medium action. Easy to load and great for delicate casts. You will also appreciate the flex and shock-absorbing quality of the glass for light tippets. Good for small creek fishing.
Super shock absorption, durable and resilient, medium-fast action. Has a traditional feel, old-fashioned components, and a user-friendly design.
Echo Trout Fly Rod 4wt 8'4"
Not just a dry fly rod. Really an all-around middle flex rod, so good from dries to nymphing. A good rod for all around, especially at the 5wt size.
Very versatile trout rod. Good for small midges, heavily weighted leeches on sinking lines, the sweet spot for trout fishing. Fast action, sensitive tips. Light weight in hand minimizes fatigue, increases casting efficiency.
Sage x 4100-4 10' 4wt Fly Rod
An All Around trout rod that will give you years of great performance in just about any trout situation you'll find. Equally good for delicate Dries, big hoppers in the summers, and dropper & nymph rigs.
Small to medium flies. Lighter tippets. Finicky trout. Fast action and very powerful, but still forgiving.
Sage Sonic Fly Rod 9' 7wt
Nice light versatile dry fly rod. Very technical set up. Great for small dry fly presentations. Smaller trout but still have enough backbone for larger fish on lighter tippets.
Accurate casting in all conditions, great response and control. Good delivery for delicate flies but enough stiffness to swing some streamers if need be.
Echo Ion XL Fly Rod 10ft 0in 8wt
Most budget friendly combo out there. Comes with a Liquid lamson reel which is a great reel for multi species. Rod will hold up against trout, bass, pike, and smallies. If you’re looking for a cheaper set up, and possibly move up from there in the future, this would be great as a starter rod. Very user friendly.
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