Fly Rods Buying Guide

Fly rods vary from the basic entry level models to the latest cutting edge designs and technology. If you're looking at fly rods, here's what you need to think about. 1. Why? If your existing fly fishing rod is worn out then you may need to find a replacement. If you have been fishing for salmon but would like to start fishing for trout you may want to invest in a new rod. There are a number of reasons why you may want a new fly rod and here at John Norris you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. 2. What for There is a difference between trout fishing and salmon fishing, and so you'll want to make sure that you're using the most appropriate fishing tackle and fly rods, so that you can catch more fish. 3. Brand Perhaps you've already got a fly rod brand in mind. Here at John Norris we stock the latest fly rods from Greys, Hardy, Sage, Abu Garcia, Daiwa, Loop, Guideline, Scott Mackenzie, Shakespeare and more, so you'll have plenty to choose. 4. How often How often you go fishing can help you to establish what you need. There's no point in looking at the most advanced fly rods if you only go fishing once or twice a year. However, if you go fishing as often as you can, a basic fishing rod might not give you what you're looking for. 5. Budget Although you might have a budget in mind, you'll want to make sure that choose the right fly rod. Buying something that's not what you want, just because it's cheap is a false economy, and you might not use it. Spending more to get the right fly rod will mean that you'll enjoy using it, and it will be right for the job. 6. Entry level or experienced Your fly rod requirements are likely to be different depending on how long you've been fishing for. If you’re a beginner, you probably won't be able to appreciate the differences of a budget fishing rod compare to some of the premium models. 7. Ease of use You'll want your new fly rod to be easy to use. Here at John Norris we’ll make sure you know exactly what you need to do with the rod in order for you to be able to use it. 8. Compatibility You'll want to make sure that your new fly rod will work well with your existing fly fishing reel and line. Unless you're looking for a completely new set up, you might not want to have to buy a new reel or line too. 9. Comfort As you'll be spending hours at a time with your new fly rod, you'll need to make sure that it's comfortable in use. You might want a lightweight rod, or one that's easy to take apart so that doesn’t take up much space in the car. 10. Value for money No matter what budget you have or fly rod you're considering, you'll want value for money. Why not see the best fly rods and other fishing tackle, and get the best prices too? Find out more about our range of fly rods by calling 01768 864211 today.