Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fishing The Super Light Fly Rods For Trout & Bluegills


If you read my post much you will find that I am really into fishing light fly rods. I am talking fly rods you can use all day and your arm or shoulder doesn’t give out. I thought I would devote this post to some great deals on super lightweight fly rods. I have never fished anything longer than a nine foot, so I will keep it in the 7 to 9 ft. range. Keep in mind that most all the fly rods shown below are over 100.00 bucks. I found out some years ago when I started fly fishing for trout that the lighter the fly rod the more the cost. I never purchase a fly rod without knowing the weight.


The Temple Fork Signature Series is an excellent fly rod for the money and the 8 1/2 ft. weigths in at 3.1 oz. --my son has this fly rod and really likes the lightness. Price--110.00 to 120.00 depending on length---if this rod is purchased through Percy's Flies you get 2 doz. free flies with your purchase

The Pursuit by Redington is an excellent fly rod for the budget minded as is the Temple Fork fly rod above. The 8 1/2 ft Pursuit weights in at 3 oz. Price--119.00
Super nice and extremely light the Redington Trout Classic is one of the lightness fly rods in this price range of 150.00--this fly rod in the 8 1/2 ft is 2.6 oz and the 7 1/2 ft. is 2.3--I have the 9 ft. in the 5wt. which weights in at 2.9 oz.
A fast action fly rod by St. Croix the Imperial in the 8 1/2 ft. 4 wt. weights in at 2.5--the 9 ft. 5 wt. weights in at 2.8 oz. Price 200.00 for the 4wt. and 180.00 for the 2.8 oz---If you purchase this fly rod at Percy's Flies you get 10 dozen free flies with your purchase of this Imperial Fly rod.

This medium action Greys XF2 Streamflex in the 9' 2 3/4" length 3 wt ----weights in at 3.1 oz.--this rod actually feels lighter than the 3.1--it is quite possibility the lightness fly rod I have ever used in the 9 ft. + length---a dream to cast---worth every cent of the 289.00 price
This is the Orvis Superfine Touch fly rod which weights in at 2 3/8 oz. in the 9 ft 4wt series. This is an exceptional fly rod and the reason I know this is a friend of my has this series and it is unbelievable to cast--Feather Craft is selling this fly rod with any trade-in of any old fly rod you own for 380.00--It sells everywhere on the web for 475.00--

This is the Hardy Lightweight Classic which weights in at 1.35 oz for the 7 ft. 3 wt. --the 8 1/2 ft. weights in at 2.4 oz--Price 7 ft. --395.00---8 1/2 ft. --425.00 --the price gets higher as you get lighter


And Last, the "Orvis Helios Ion" -----this is a chunk of money to spend on a fly rod but if you are going super light then the 8.4 ft. 3 wt weights in at 2 oz. and if that isn't light enough for you try the 7 ft. 3wt which weights in at 1.2 oz. the price for either is 795.00---I didn't find anything fly rod lighter than this series anywhere on the net. I don't think I will purchasing this brand anytime soon but I just wanted to share with you guys the varied weights of some of these classics fly rods. Thanks for viewing!!

14 comments:

Casey Ryan said...

great post Bill, I have heard good things about Grey flyrods.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, some wonderful selections there.
As you know I'm a fan of the TFO.

Bill Trussell said...

Casey
Grey flyrods are some of the lightest on the market. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I too am a TFO--I use my 7 1/2 ft. 3wt on the tailrace most of the time. I really like the light feel and the balance with the Redington reel. Thanks for the comment

Blake said...

I have the TFO in an 8 wt size for salmon and steelhead. Great rod right there. Last few year I have fell in love with my bass pro fly rod I use for trout. It's the classic series in the 3 wt. I've never had more fun on small fish.

Thanks for shedding some light on some other brands.

Clif said...

good read thanks

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
No hassle in replacing the TFO --I have broken a couple and they are replaced in a week. A buddy of mine has the Bass Pro, great fly rod. Thanks for sharing

Bill Trussell said...

Clif
Glad to share the fly rod info with everyone. I like feature posts ever so often on fly fishing products. Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

I certainly enjoy reading reviews on fly rods...even if they're not glass! thanks Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Glad you enjoyed the review; I hope to get my fly rods in order in the coming year to secure the ultimate lightness. Thanks for the comment

riverwalker34 said...

Light rods!!

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
Thanks for the comment

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

I like the TFO signature for light weight and presentation and the TFO Professional series for a fast action rod to throw big streamers.
Anything that cost much more than that and I'd be to scared to use.

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
The Signature series is one fine fly rod. I have the 7 1/2 ft. Signature in the 3 wt. Thanks for the comment