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Old 01-06-2010, 11:04 PM
Mike35
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Default Why different rods?

I don't understand why some people have more than 1 or 2 type rods for fly fishing. Is it really that important to have a variety of rods? Do you use a different rod for the different breeds of trout?
A buddy of mine has 2 rods, I have 1. I'm just curious?
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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The length of the fly rod and the amount of flex a rod has determines how near and far you can accurately cast; you don't want to use a far-casting rod in a small fishing stream, or a short-casting rod on the shore of a large lake.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:15 PM
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It comes down to what is known as action in the rod. One type of rod may be great for casting into the wind or for long distances, while the other may offer more control in a smaller space.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:08 AM
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I have only one rod. I may get another one, when I am more sure about my casting skills and my knowledge about where and how to catch the different breeds.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:37 AM
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For those who can afford more than one rod, it really makes a difference since the rod plays a huge role in casting the line.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:29 PM
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It's fine to have one rod if it works well for you in a few fishing environments that you frequent, and just about any rod can be used (perhaps just not as effectively) in just about any conditions, but it's just a matter of how enthusiastic you are about making the most of your trip.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:45 PM
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Wow, thanks for all the information. I guess I usually stick to 1 area so I use the same rod. If I start to venture out, I'll get another fly fishing rod.
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