Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Default Fly size vs. Rod wt.

    Being a newbie to fly fishing I ask this question. I've learned that too large a fly and too light a rod means you cant turn it over and cast it very well. That being said, can you every have too much rod for too small a fly? Like for instance an 8wt rod with a tiny 18 size fly. Or is it just a matter of matching down your leader to an appropriately sized tippet or smaller mono?


  2. Default Re: Fly size vs. Rod wt.

    You are correct. You cannot throw let's say a large bass bug
    with a 3wt rod. However, I have cast small flies ( 12-14 ) with
    my 9wt rod. I've done this while sharing one of my other rods
    with a friend.

    You'll notice that if you hook a small trout your rod will not
    flex too much & the fight will seem very one sided.

    Try getting your hands on a lighter weight rod, then the fight
    is balanced better.

    Tie One On

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Central Florida

    Default Re: Fly size vs. Rod wt.

    Hi Matt,

    You could have a problem with casting a 8wt when dry fly fishing in small rivers or streams. The larger diameter line will cause more disturbance when it lands on the water compared to a 3wt.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    South Texas

    Default Re: Fly size vs. Rod wt.

    One other thing, you will need to fish 4x or lighter to impart proper action/lack thereof to a size 18 or smaller fly, and it would be very easy to break 4x or lighter with a 8 or 9 weight rod.

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

Similar Threads

  1. When tying a weighted fly ?
    By tie one on in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 11:58 PM
  2. CRC Fly Reel?
    By Crazy685 in forum Fly Reels
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-15-2007, 06:09 PM
  3. The Trout calendar with 31 days in February
    By RabbiEE in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-25-2007, 08:50 AM
  4. Advice near Golden, CO
    By Farmer Fred in forum Rocky Mountain Range
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2006, 08:23 PM
  5. Thanks Doug
    By Bahama Momma in forum The Fly Cast
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2005, 11:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts