The Fly Fishing Rod is the key piece of fly fishing tackle and is used to propel the artificial fishing fly on to the water to attract fish. Traditional fly fishing rods were manufactured using split cane but technology has evolved to more modern materials, particularly carbon fibre and graphite. Choosing a fly fishing rod depends on your budget, the type of fish you aim to catch, the weight of fly line you are using and your desired action to match your fly casting style.
When choosing the right fly fishing rod for you, remember that even a modestly priced fly fishing rod will catch fish. Many a game angler will still keep their old rods for prosperity or as a back up for more modern fly fishing tackle.