Graphite is arguably the most popular material for fly rods today owing to its excellent balance of lightness and strength. This fly fishing rod is no different and uses a great build quality at an incredibly affordable price. It has excellent customer reviews and comes in a variety of lengths for different types of anglers!
This rod is a moderate/fast action rod which is well suited to a variety of different fishing scenarios and types of fish. This is a good choice for beginners who want something that should be easy to cast off and which will be suitable for smaller, lighter fish. A sensitive tip makes shorter casts possible too.
The rod is 8’ and each section is 2 foot. It weighs approximately 3.8oz. It has a line weight of 5/6.
Also impressive are the materials used in other elements of the rod. For example, the use of durable, Japanese 30-ton carbon fiber blanks is something that you’d normally only find on rods that were considerably more expensive. The chromed stainless steel snake guides are similarly well made and will offer excellent corrosion resistance.
Aside from the graphite construction, one of the big advantages of this fly rod is that it can break down into four pieces. This makes it much easier to fit into a fly fishing bag and take with you on the road.
There’s also a Portuguese cork grip which should keep the rod firmly in hand and which should make it comfortable and fun to use.
What really stands out about this rod is the low price point. You are getting a heck of a lot of value for just $64 at the time of writing and this should make it a very appealing choice for those looking to get started with fly fishing.
While this rod is very well-made and uses great materials, it’s worth noting that it is still a beginner rod. The relatively fast action (even for a moderate rod) isn’t going to be enough for those more serious anglers looking to bring home some massive game! That said, some of the Amazon reviews do report reeling in some very big fish.
The rod looks pretty nice too but may not be quite the premium aesthetic that those really wanting to show off their love of fly fishing will be looking for.
Overall this is an excellent choice of fly rod that we would highly recommend for any new anglers looking to get started. Even for more experienced fishers, this is still going to be a good choice and provide room for growth, excellent build quality and a fun/easy casting experience capable of bringing in even some slightly larger fish.
At $64, you really can’t go far wrong so give it a go or add it to your collection!