Fly fishing rods can be traced back in ancient Rome, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Egypt, China, and medieval England. They were known as ‘angles’ and therefore the word ‘angling’ is synonymous with fishing.
Back then fly fishing rods were usually made of Split Tonkin Bamboo, Calcutta Reed, or Ash Wood. They are constructed to be tough, pliable, and lightweight. Handles and grips were constructed from wrapped cane, wood, or cork.
Today, fly fishing rods exist in modern designs, fabrication techniques and advanced materials to suit the shape and action of fishing rods for greater casting distance, accuracy and fish-reluctance qualities. Nowadays they are identified by their weight and action (the maximum flex along the length of the rod).
When picking your fly fishing rod, you must take into consideration its power value based on the type of fishing you are doing, and also of the fish’s species and size. Ultra-light rods are utilized for catching small bait fish and pan fish while ultra-heavy rods are created for deep-fishing, surf-fishing, or heavy fishes.
The fly fishing rod’s feedback to its bending force may be slow, medium, fast, or a combination. It may change when the line weight is greater and lesser than the rod’s specific range. An extra-fast action rod curves at the tip, a fast-action bows in the last quarter of the rod. A moderate-fast action twists over the last third and a slow-action rod enables the fisherman to make longer casts.
Fly fishing rod’s thin, flexible features are designed to cast an artificial fly, it generally comes with a hook tied with a fur, feathers or foam or other lightweight textile.
Modern types of these are created with synthetic materials such as graphite, carbon, and fiberglass. Split bamboo rods are deemed to be the most exquisite, classic, and fragile of all. Instead of a weighted decoy, it employs the weight of a fly line for casting and it has the capability of casting he most minute and lightest of fly.
Fly fishing rods have different designs and specifications that will fit your fishing preferences. They have been innovated from simple designs to modern ones to take your fishing skills to the next level.