Best Fly Rods

In this section of the website, we offer an extensive range of reviews from fly fishing brands such as Sage, Redington and Orvis to name a few. We see these as some of the best fly rods on the market, aimed at beginners and pros alike.

Whether you’re looking to land different species of trout or bluegill, all the way up to fly rods that will handle the big saltwater fish, pike or bass we’ve got you covered. These are some of the best fly rods, reviewed by passionate fishermen.

If you would like any additional information about any of the information in the reviews below, you can leave a comment on the page or get in touch via the contact page.

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sage pulse review

Sage Pulse Review

Sage released the Pulse fly rod series to replace the older Response fly rods as a  ‘workhorse’ rod for all anglers. This mid-range, fast action

sage foundation review

Sage Foundation Review

Sage has done it again with the Sage Foundation, creating a versatile, forgiving fly rod for an affordable price. We are a huge fan of

sage motive review

Sage Motive Review

If you’re looking for a sturdy rod for saltwater fly fishing, you need to check out the Sage Motive. This mid-range rod ticks all the

scott flex review

Scott Flex Review

Scott fly rods are well known for their superior craftsmanship, high standard, and great performance. The Scott Radian was a hugely popular rod, so we

moonshine rods review

Moonshine Rods Review

The Moonshine Rod Co. is a company that has flown under the radar, but we think it deserves some more attention! The aim of the

sage accel Review

Sage Accel Review

The Sage Accel hit fly shops back in 2014 when Sage released it to replace the earlier VXP rod. There’s been a lot of hype

best travel fly rod

Best Travel Fly Rod

If you like to travel around and visit new fly fishing spots, you’ll need to kit yourself out with a travel fly rod. The best

best kids fishing pole

Best Kids Fishing Pole

Fishing with your children is a great way to spend time together in the great outdoors. Kids will benefit from getting away from screens and

redington crosswater review

Redington Crosswater Review

Every new fly fisher is looking for that special rod with which you’ll catch your first fish with (and hopefully many more). To do this

sage x review

Sage X Fly Rod Review

When it comes to fly rods, Sage has been creating exciting new rod designs for over 30 years. Sage has harnessed all those decades of

sage esn review

Sage ESN Fly Rod Review

If you’re a European style nymphing fan, you’ll probably know that Sage recently reinvented their ESN rod series. With some significant improvements, the new Sage

redington butter stick review

Redington Butter Stick Review

Fly fishing is becoming increasingly popular, with more people trying their hand at casting a fly rod. As a result, there’s a growing demand for

redington crux review

Redington Crux Review

The new Redington Crux is a fast action rod that is both lightweight and affordable. But is it the right rod for you? Finding the

orvis recon review

Orvis Recon Review

Every fly fisherman is looking for that stellar rod that is built to last for a lifetime. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler,

sage mod fly rod review

Sage Mod Fly Rod Review

If you’ve been looking for the best trout fly fishing rod at short to mid-distance, the Sage Mod fly rod might be just the thing

redington classic trout review

Redington Classic Trout Review

If you’ve been searching for the perfect fly fishing rod for catching trout on smaller streams and rivers, look no further than our Redington Classic

redington predator review

Redington Predator Review

Not all pieces of fishing tackle are created and designed equally. Some may look beautiful, but they aren’t built to last. However, there are some

redington path review

Redington Path Review

If you’re a serious fly fisher, then you need a tough and durable fly fishing rod. But there are so many fly rods on the

best tenkara rod

Best Tenkara Rod

Tenkara fishing is rapidly growing in popularity in the US, so we thought it was about time to create a guide to the best tenkara

orvis encounter review

Orvis Encounter Review

All fly fisherman start off as beginners, unsure of what equipment to buy and where to begin. Eventually, after trial and error, they find out

redington vice review

Redington Vice Review

I’m always looking for new gear, so I was excited to find out that Redington had released the Vice fly fishing rod aimed at intermediate

orvis superfine glass review

Orvis Superfine Glass Review

The Orvis – Superfine Glass has taken Fly Fisherman Magazine’s best fiberglass rod award, and for good reason. This Glass isn’t half empty or half

orvis superfine carbon review

Orvis Superfine Carbon Review

Fiberglass has become an industry darling for its en-pointe accuracy, but I wanted something a little more refined for mid-sized creeks. So I decided to

best 3 weight fly rod

Best 3 Weight Fly Rod

3 weight fly rods have often been overlooked in the fly fishing world. But now, with ultralight fly fishing becoming more popular, more and more

Orvis Helios 3 Review

Orvis Helios 3 Review

In recent years, most new premium rods have been designed to maximise distance and line speed, but the Orvis Helios 3. First released in 2017,

best fly rod

Orvis Clearwater Review

A good fly rod is something you’ll likely have for a lifetime. But, at prices anywhere from $99 all the way beyond $5000 it’s hard

best beginner fly rod

Best Beginner Fly Rod

The flyfishing rod has undergone tremendous technological developments in the last few years. As a result, modern fly fishing rods have become lighter, sturdier and

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