Beginner Fly Fishing Tips - Choose Your First Fly Reel
Choosing the right fly rod and reel is the first challenge to any beginning fly fisher. There really seems to be information overload out there. The fly reel is an essential tool for fly fishing. You want to generally match the weight of the reel to the weight of the rod.
Generally speaking the lower the weight, the lighter the reel. The higher the weight, the heavier the reel. You want to match your weight to your fishing application. If you trout fishing small streams, you want something light like a 3 or 4 weight. Saltwater fishing, you’re looking at 8-12. You don’t want a small set up for big fish, nor do you want a heavy set up for smaller fish. Here are some popular brands to consider when looking for fly fishing reels:
TFO Fly Reels
TFO is known for its sturdy fly reels made of durable materials like aluminium and stainless steel. Their Power reel series utilizes conical spring washers that offer a wide range of drag resistance. Meanwhile, the TFO BVK fly fishing reels are made for rigorous fishing conditions in both freshwater and saltwater.
Maxxon Fly Reels
Maxxon fly reels are heavy-duty reels made of premium materials. They are designed to be as lightweight as possible while still delivering sturdiness and durability. The Maxxon XG fly reel, for example, is made of high-grade graphite and is preloaded with a line, making it the perfect choice for beginners.
Risen Fly Reels
Reel in big fish in style with the Risen “The WHALE” fly reel. Its large size and strong build paired with a large rod will surely help you fish your biggest catch of the day. The Risen brand of fly reels is a versatile choice for both beginners and seasoned anglers.
Fly reels are one of the most important tools to equip yourself with. You want a product that the manufacturer will stand behind. At RiverBum, we offer products from great manufacturers that deliver on quality and value.
We offer great advice, service and super fast shipping. Have a question, feel free to call or write. We will make sure we put you into the right gear.
That’s it for now my fishy friends. Remember, we have this one earth. Take care of her. Pack it, Pack it out, and leave no trace.
Tight Lines and Screaming Drags