Fly rods hotfly superb
Fly rods hotfly superb

The hotfly superb fly fishing rods are made of the highest quality carbon fibre from one of the best manufacturers in the industry. Subjected to more than 2...

Fly rods wychwood
Fly rods wychwood

The British brand wychwood in Central Europe is much less well known than the island's traditional brands. That's a shame, because there is something special...

Fly rods jmc
Fly rods jmc

The fly rods of the French company JMC Mouches de Charette are very popular among experienced fly fishermen  from Italy and France and are also gaining...

Fly rods loomis & franklin
Fly rods loomis & franklin

LOOMIS & FRANKLIN , the Italian brand that for the excellent quality/price ratio of its materials has become a guarantee in the fishing world, has created a...

Fly rods hydropsyche rcx
Fly rods hydropsyche rcx

HYDROPSYCHE RCX FLY RODS: The series of HYDROPSYCHE RCX fly rods by soldarini fly tackle was born thanks to the fusion of graphite layers and excellent...

Fly rods hydropsyche elite
Fly rods hydropsyche elite

HYDROPSYCHE ELITE: The Soldarini fly tackle HYDROPSYCHE ELITE rods are among the best available on the market : super performing, extra strong and ultra...

Fly rods hydropsyche tournament
Fly rods hydropsyche tournament

The new fly fishing rods HYDROPSYCHE TOURNAMENT of the soldarini fly tackle bring with them a great innovation with their particular system of assembly at 45...

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Do you want to have your HYDROPSYCHE ELITE fly rod built by your trusted rod builder? Finally the ELITE series blanks are available .



The fly rod is the most important thing in your fishing tackle, as it allows you to cast the fly line, and consequently also the artificial fly, in the desired place.

Today's fly rods are made of carbon fiber and are technically much superior to the original bamboo rods thanks to the excellent properties of this modern material. Traditionally, the length of the rod is indicated in feet. The class of fly line, for which the rod is designed, is indicated in AFTMA class.

If you are planning to buy a fly rod, you need to consider four very important factors: the length, the class of fly line, the action and the speed of the rod:

  • The ideal length depends mainly on the size of the fishing water and the technique you want to use: to fish in small streams, a rod up to 8 feet is sufficient, while if you fish in a large river in the plains, a 10 foot rod is recommended to reach the necessary casting distance; in nymph fishing, it is recommended to use rods long enough (about 10 feet) and if you want to use a streamer, usually a 9 foot rod is sufficient.
  • The optimal line class depends on one hand on the size, i.e. the weight of the artificial flies and on the other hand on the distance at which you want to cast. Normally rods made for heavy line classes are also suitable for casting large, heavy lures far away.
  • The action and speed of a fly rod are not the same and are often confused. Action is defined as the parts of the rod that flex (more). So you can differentiate between tip action, progressive action and slow action (a misleading term that defines a rod that bends from the handle to the tip).
  • Speed, on the other hand, indicates the time the curved rod needs to straighten to its original position. So there are fast, medium and slow fly rods.

If you are looking for a universal beginner's rod, we recommend a fast model with a length of 9 feet for a line class #4/5 with tip action or alternatively with progressive action. With this fly rod you are good for most situations.

In addition to the four basic factors, you also need to consider the materials used, the components, the finish, the warranty and of course the price-quality ratio.

In our online shop you will find a wide range of high quality fly rods for every situation and fishing technique. Please contact us if you need help choosing your fishing rod.