Paul Procter on what to look for when selecting your first river rod
Select your first river fly rod. Paul Procter explains
THOSE new to river fishing are often undecided as to what might be a good first outfit. Initially, most flyfishers make the cross over to rivers from stillwaters when early outings are conducted using their reservoir tackle. Essentially, there’s nothing wrong with this, though if you plan to visit rivers and streams on a regular basis then you will benefit from an outfit with a bit more finesse. However, with rods ranging in length from 6ft-odd to lofty 11-footers the beginner can be left bewildered when it comes to selecting their first rod. This isn’t helped by the vast choice of line ratings either!
If you are planning regular visits to the river it’s worth investing in a dedicated outfit.