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Old 06-29-2013, 09:25 PM
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Female rods are only useful 3 weeks a month, think about that one.
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If you fish with a female rod you'll have to have a pair of wading boots appropriate to each stream you fish. Morning and evening pairs even.
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Female rods will not only require: line, backing, leader, tippet, reel, flies...

You will also need a constant flow of Aleve for it...
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I have hear that rods for women should be longer considering most females are somewhat shorter than men. if a person has really tiny hands then a thinner grip may make for comfort and better grip.

Returning to the length thing; I've always had an easier time teaching basics with shorter rods. By shorter I'm talking 6'6" - 8' rods with slow actions like fiberglass or the early Orvis graphite rods.

Of course you also keep the casting lessons to the 20 - 30' range while teaching basics with shorter rods. Once the basics are digested while using a rod that is not intimidating by its very length you move them to whatever rod they will be using on the local waters where they will fish.

I've said all of this presuming that you are looking at starting a woman into fly casting. Some may say that the shorter rod will be a hindrance but I've not seen this when starting a raw beginner. For a small person who never fly cast, handing them a 9 foot rod is like handing them a Spey rod. The length sometimes has a psychological effect or an OMG type presence and can be a bit unwieldy in hand for starters.

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Seems a flood of post while I was typing that.............. Let's try to stay on point because I believe this was a serious question guys.
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As I recall, Sage made a Z-Axis with a smaller grip for women.
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So, Hardyreels, you're saying that length really does matter?

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I have hear that rods for women should be longer considering most females are somewhat shorter than men. if a person has really tiny hands then a thinner grip may make for comfort and better grip.

Returning to the length thing; I've always had an easier time teaching basics with shorter rods. By shorter I'm talking 6'6" - 8' rods with slow actions like fiberglass or the early Orvis graphite rods.

Of course you also keep the casting lessons to the 20 - 30' range while teaching basics with shorter rods. Once the basics are digested while using a rod that is not intimidating by its very length you move them to whatever rod they will be using on the local waters where they will fish.

I've said all of this presuming that you are looking at starting a woman into fly casting. Some may say that the shorter rod will be a hindrance but I've not seen this when starting a raw beginner. For a small person who never fly cast, handing them a 9 foot rod is like handing them a Spey rod. The length sometimes has a psychological effect or an OMG type presence and can be a bit unwieldy in hand for starters.

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Thank you for this info Ard you were right I am trying to get a woman into fly fishing and this post has been very helpful. The others, however funny, not so much.
As a result of me using a shorter rod should I keep a higher reel and line or bring everything down a weight?
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