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Blue line fly fishing rods

Kendell Fabricius · 03 August 2018

When I started fly fishing I was on a tight budget. I wanted to make the best decision that I could about which fly rod to buy. So I went with the best all purpose, middle ground rod, that I could. I bought a 9 foot 5 weight rod.

The 9ft-5wt is good for overall fishing. Maybe you’ll be out on a river fishing for decent sized fish, or on a lake where you’ll need the ability to make longer casts. If that is the case, these rod specs will be good. For my first year or so of blue line fly fishing, I just used this rod. Which worked, but wasn’t optimal.

Gifts for your blue line fly fisherman

Kendell Fabricius · 28 November 2017

Having all the right gear doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. However when I started blue line fly fishing, I soon realized that I needed a different set of gear than than was regularly discussed in fly fishing circles.

I found that the right fly rod helped me keep my flies from getting stuck in trees. I found that having lightweight gear helped make my hikes more enjoyable. And having some basic outdoor essentials helped me when I run into sticky situations.

Me flyfishing for brook trout

Hi I'm Kendell. I started fly fishing avidly, about 5 years ago. At about the same time I finally graduated college.

I do things a little differently than the fly fishing world suggests. I usually have success and I always have fun!

I want to share what I do. Maybe you can learn something from it!