101 Flyfishing Tips for Beginners HTML version

about 5'5" you won't want to use a rod that is seven feet. Choose a rod
length that is easy for you to hold and cast for a few hours at a time.
Most of the rods on the market today are designed to allow you to feel
when a fish bites. The shaft of the rod is called a "blank" and when the
rod is first manufactured the blank is made from fiberglass, graphite, or
other materials. Each of these blanks has an action that is either: light,
medium, medium/heavy, or heavy. The upper portion will also have an
action that is either: extra light, light, or regular.
Both ends of the blank are assembled and the final result is a fishing rod,
complete with a handle and guide. No matter what type of rod that
you're using, the "action" of the rod will refer to the "blank". The action
of the rod will have a great deal to do with the type of fishing that you're
Tip #3: Holding your Rod Effectively
It’s important that you learn to hold your rod effectively under any
fishing conditions. You want to make sure that you maintain good
control at all times without gripping too hard. You can adjust the power
of your hold when you’re in the middle of a cast. This will allow you to
minimize the vibrations of each movement. With just a bit of practice
you’ll be able to increase the tightness at the same as you learn to relax
your grip.
Tip #4: What do to with a Running Fish