A fly rod is the focal point of your gear, and choosing the right length, line weight and action will make a huge difference.
6' to 7'6" tight spots and small streams
8'6" to 9' for larger water bodies
10' and above: Typically spey and switch rods
0-4: Small streams to spring creeks, targeting small trouts, small grayling or panfish.
4-6: Average-sized trouts and grayling, small bass, for medium to larger streams
6-8: Large and deep streams and rivers targeting rainbows to steelhead.
8-10: Bass fishing to salmon and bonefish, up to striper and smaller tarpon.
11-12: Yellow fin tuna, larger tarpon, king salmon, dolphin.
Action is usually a matter of personal preference. The best way to find out if you like a faster, medium or slower action is too fish as much as you can!
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