When it comes to fly fishing, having the right gear is important if you want to be successful. One of the most important pieces of gear is your fly rod. Choosing the right fly rod can be tricky, but it's important to choose one that is well-suited for the type of fish you're trying to catch. In this blog post, we'll give you some tips on how to choose the right fly rod for every species. To make this really simple, we've created this chart:

Line Weight & Length Chart

SpeciesLine WeightLength
Trout4-6 wt9'
Atlantic Salmon7-99' - 10'
Bluefin Tuna13+up to 9'
Bonefish6-89'
Carp5-79'
False Albacore (Little Tunny)8-109'
Giant Trevally10-129'
Golden Dorado8-109'
Grayling3-59'
King Salmon9-109'
Largemouth Bass6-89'
Mahi-Mahi9-109'
Marlin15+up to 9'
Muskie10-129'
Northern Pike8-109'
Panfish2-4 wt8-9'
Peacock Bass7-99'
Redfish8-109'
Roosterfish10-129'
Sailfish12+up to 9'
Silver Salmon7-99'
Small Stream Trout2-47' - 8'6"
Smaller Pacific Salmon6-89'
Smallmouth Bass5-69'
Steelhead6-89' - 10'
Striped Bass7-109'
Tarpon 10-129'


Trout - Trout are a popular target for fly fishermen, and there are a variety of rods that can be used to catch them. For smaller trout, a lighter rod is better. A 3-weight or 4-weight rod will do the trick. For larger trout, you'll want a heavier rod, such as a 5-weight or 6-weight.

Bass - Bass are another popular target for fly fishermen. When choosing a rod for bass, you'll want something that is durable and can handle a big fish. A 6-weight or 7-weight rod is a good choice.

Saltwater Fish - If you're targeting saltwater fish, you'll need a heavier rod than you would use for freshwater fishing. An 8-weight or 9-weight rod is a good choice for saltwater fish.

Choosing the right fly rod can be tricky, but it's important to choose one that is well-suited for the type of fish you're trying to catch. In this blog post, we've given you some tips on how to choose the right fly rod for every species. We hope this information will help you have more success on your next fishing trip!