Putting Together a Balanced Fly Fishing System February 16, 2015 – Posted in: Basics, How-To
Assembling a balanced fly fishing rig is as easy as matching the numbers on the fly line to the numbers on the fly reel and fly rod.
For instance, you would match an Ultra 4 5-weight fly line with a 5-weight fly rod, and you’d spool it on a 4/5/6 fly reel.
Lower numbers – weights 2-6 – denote smaller gear best suited to trout and panfish. As the numbers rise, so does the gear’s ability to cast larger flies for bigger gamefish. Weights from 11-15, for instance, are built for big tarpon, billfish, and other large saltwater species.
|Scientific Anglers™ outfits are completely assembled with backing, fly line, and tapered leader already rigged and ready to fish. You don’t even have to tie knots. We also offer other top-quality fly fishing outfits complete with reels, fly line, backing, and tapered leader, as well as a handy knot tying and tackle assembly booklet. It’s fly fishing madefun, fast, and trouble-free.|