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If you are new to the sport, deciding which fly rod to get can be a daunting proposition. There are more rod brands and types today than there were twenty years ago with a broad range of prices to match.

The sport of fly fishing itself can be intimidating, there is so much to learn and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. A few searches on the internet will yield pages of results with as much advice and opinion on what gear to buy as one cares to study. With all of these choices and, these days, fewer actual stores to visit and try products in person, there is no substitute for a recommendation from people you trust - be it a fellow angler or the folks working at a reputable fly shop. At California Fly Shop our best advice is to find a way to cast the rod before you purchase it. There is simply no specification you can read that will substitute for handling and casting the rod in real life. To learn more about choosing a fly rod, read our Q&A or talk to any of our Pro Staff at 650-508-0727. 

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