Women On the Fly! — Gear

The Fly Line Run-Down

Alex Bradberry Fly Lines Gear

The Fly Line Run-Down

In the rod/line match up (here) we briefly discussed the difference between a weight forward line and an old school double taper line. But the different types of line don’t stop there, and in a world of bellies, sink rates, “intermediate”, type 6, and more, we’re here to clear up some of the confusion.  We’ll start with the floating line selections. As previously mentioned, a weight forward line is the most popular option for generating line speed and “loading” your rod more quickly. This style of taper puts the weight of the line towards the front (usually the first 20-30...

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The Line/Rod Match-Up

Alex Bradberry Gear Line/Rod

The Line/Rod Match-Up

So, you've taken your first few fly fishing classes or have spent some days on the water with a guide. Fishing with class rods or the rods a guide brings along on a trip are a great intro to the sport; they're already set up for the exact water and conditions they're meant for. You've finally caught your first fish on a fly and are hooked for life! Now it's time to get set up with your very own rod outfit, but there are a lot of options out there. Your local fly shop can get you started with the correct weight...

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