Fly fishing rods have its roots in medieval England and in ancient China, Rome, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, and Greece. They were known as ‘angles’ and therefore the word ‘angling’ is synonymous with fishing.
Back then fly fishing rods were commonly made of Ash Wood, Calcutta Reed, or Split Tonkin Bamboo. They are made to be light, tough and pliable. Handles and grips were manufactured from wood, wrapped cane, or cork.
Today, fly fishing rods are now available in modern designs, fabrication techniques, and advanced materials to suit the shape and action of fishing rods for a better casting distance, accuracy, and fish-reluctance capabilities. They are now recognized by their weight and action (the maximum flex along the length of the rod.
When you select your fly fishing rod, you must remember its power value based on the type of fishing you are doing, as well as of the fish’s size and species. Ultra-light rods are utilized for catching small bait fish and pan fish while ultra-heavy rods are created for deep-fishing, surf-fishing, or heavy fishes.
The fly fishing rod’s reaction to its bending force may be fast, medium, slow, or a combination. It may change when the line weight is greater and lesser than the rod’s specific range. An extra-fast action rod twists at the tip, a fast-action turns in the last quarter of the rod. A moderate-fast action bends over the last third and a slow-action rod allows the fisherman make longer casts.
Fly fishing rod’s thin, flexible body typically comes with a hook tied with foam, fur, feather or other lightweight textile.
Modeern types of these are manufactured with synthetic materials like carbon, fiberglass, and graphite. Split bamboo rods are deemed to be the most exquisite, classic, and fragile of all. Instead of a weighted decoy, it utilizes the weight of the fly line for casting, and it is able to cast the most minute and lightest of fly.
Fly fishing rods have different designs and specifications that will fit your fishing preferences. They have progressed from simple pattern to contemporary to accentuate your fishing skills to your best fishing gear!