Best Fly Fishing Gifts For Your Gift List

There is nothing better than seeing the smile on someone’s face when getting some type of fly fishing gear as a gift! When I buy a gift for a friend or family member that is an angler, I always try to think about what would I like to get for myself. If i want it, chances are they want it too. Here are some of the best fly fishing gifts for the beginner or any angler.


Best fly fishing gear for gifts

Let’s take a look at my best fly fishing gear for gifts that any angler would love to have

One favorite gifts I love to get is a cool T-shirt. One of our local fly shops always comes up with clever saying that look great on a shirt and lets face it who doesn’t want a cool shirt.

A nice jacket is always welcome as a gift. If you choose wisely and get a stylish jacket that works well whilefishing jacket fishing and can also double as a nice jacket you could wear to a sports outing or even to the store, then you will have scored as a gift giver my friend.

fishing bagEvery angler loves a good fishing bag. It’s a great way to keep all their fishing equipment organized and in one place. If it’s a dry bag it will also keep their fly fishing gear dry and these also come in handy if you like to fish out of a drift boat.

A new pair of fishing glasses never disappoints. It’s always nice to have an extra pair or even two on hand, just incase. Don’t forget that polarized work best when on the water. I know anglers that always have at least two pair of sunglasses with them anytime they are fishing.

Wading pants are something that I have, that I don’t actually need to fish with but they are sure cool to wading pantshave. When it’s not always necessary to completely gear up but it would be nice just to have that extra comfort from the early morning cold as well as a little more protection, well wading pants are great to have. This is a fantastic gift for the serious angler and I’m sure they will love it.

Orvis fly rod and reel combo

A great gift for someone that wants to get started in the great sport of fly fishing is a fly fishing rod and reel combo package. This is how a lot of anglers get started that are on a budget. There are great starter packages that have just about everything needed to get on the water. Most packages come with a rod and reel, fly line, a leader and a rod case. How exciting would it be to open a gift to find out the gift giver put a bunch of thought into this great gift? Check out the rod and reel combo page to get all the details about these packages.

Headwaters boot
Headwaters boot

If you find yourself shopping for that angler that doesn’t yet have wading boots then that would be a fantastic gift. Wading boots are awesome to have and we think that if you check out our suggestions on our wading boot page you can find the perfect boot that will fit any budget.

Don’t forget about the angler who either needs their first pair of waders or just

Encounter waders

needs to upgrade. For the beginner angler this could give them the opportunity to do some fishing in weather that they normally wouldn’t be able to. If they just need an upgrade then this gift could blow them out of the water. To look at our suggestions and great options check out our fishing waders page.

Here are some of the best fly fishing gifts for any angler that will make anyone happy.

Here at Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners we hope to help when choosing the best fly fishing gear for a great gift! If this helped or if you need other suggestions? Please leave a comment or questions, thanks.






Best Fly Fishing Waders Reviews

Ok folks let’s take a look at our best fly fishing waders reviews.

Before we get started though let’s talk about waders. Waders can be expensive, if you really want you can spend a thousand dollars on a pair of waders, so unless you’re made of money  we don’t think that is at all necessary. Here is how we like to think about it. If you are a beginners angler, on a budget and not sure where this journey is going to take you then don’t spend a ton of money on waders that you may only use a handful of times. On the flip side, if you think this is the sport for you, then by all means, step it up a little and invest in something that will last more than a year or two. Now if you’re more than serious and have some cash then the higher end wader is a great option and won’t disappoint.

With that said, there are a few things everyone needs to know about waders. First of all, the best ones need to be lightweight and breathable. Most new waders are made of nylon or Gore-Tex, these are great lightweight materials that breathe well and are comfortable. Secondly, the construction is important for durability, the more layers the more durable the wader is going to be. Durability is important but that all depends on how much time you will be spending on the water.


Ok let’s get started with our best suggestions!

Hodgman H3. This is a good entry level wader that will do the trick for the beginner. This wader is made of a 3 layer construction, yes that is at the lower end as far as construction goes but for the price it may be all a beginner needs to get started in this great sport.

What This Wader Has

  • This is a 3 layer construction

    Waders Hodgeman H3
    Hodgeman H3

  • It has neoprene booties
  • Wading belt
  • pocket
  • Fleece hand warmers
  • Gravel guards
  • This wader also comes in many sizes

What This Wader Does Not Have

This wader does not have reinforced knee and lower leg guards

This is a good wader for the price and has a lot going on. Yes it is a entry level wader that will probably not last more than a few years but for the money we would certainly take our chances.

Orvis encounter. Orvis is a great company and has wonderful gear. This wader is a 4 layer nylon construction and is inexpensive for what you get. Plenty of value and extras here. Depending on how much time you spend on the water this wader could last for years.

What This Wader Has

  • A 4 layer, stylish nylon construction

    Encounter waders

  • Hand warmer pockets
  • Zippered chest storage pocket
  • Lower leg protection
  • Wading belt
  • Neoprene booties
  • Gravel guards
  • Sizes for all

What This Wader Does Not Have

  • Not much, it’s just not a 5 layer construction


Obviously Orvis is a great name in all of fly fishing. For the price this wader has a lot going on, it’s stylish comfortable and well built. For the beginner this is highly recommended and should last for many years.


Hodgman H5. Hodgman decided to do something special with this hybrid of 3 layer and 5 layer construction. They put 5 layer where it counts on the legs and seat and decided to put the 3 layer where comfort is important. This works well and helps keep the price down.

What This Wader Has

  • A hybrid of 5 layer and 3 layer construction. We like thisHodgman h5 wader
  • Water repellent outer coating
  • External pocket with water resistant zipper
  • Micro-fleece lined hand warmer
  • Internal storage pocket
  • Wade belt
  • Neoprene booties


Hodgman is making sense with this 3 layer and 5 layer construction. They have decided to take comfort and durability in mind when delivering this awesome wader.  This is highly recommended for any angler who is serious about getting into this great sport.

We hope you enjoyed our best fly fishing waders reviews. Fly fishing gear for beginners has more information about all of these waders and more on our Fishing Waders page.




Orvis Clearwater Fly Fishing Combo Kits Review

Why do fly fishing rod manufacturers offer fly fishing combo kits? What are fly fishing combo kits and who are they best suited for? Well let’s take a look. Manufactures mainly, offer combo kits to get beginners into fly fishing. Orvis, for example, will pair a rod a reel and fly line that works well together and market it at a great price. This also takes the guess work out of pairing rod, reel and fly line together which can be confusing to a newbie.

These packages usually come with a rod a reel, fly line, backing and sometimes extras like leader, flies, floatant, line nippers etc. In the beginning these packages were made specifically for beginners but now they are available not only for beginners but also for intermediate to seasoned anglers

Some people think that a combo is made up with substandard products but we disagree. Just think about it, well known rod builders want you coming back so it makes sense to get it right the first time. Most anglers acquire an arsenal of rods and reels so it makes sense


The Orvis Clearwater Fly Fishing Combo (9’ 5 weight)

First of all Orvis has been around for over 150 years, they are very well known in the fly fishing industry with their quality fishing gear and apparel. Orvis understands what it means to offer quality products at an affordable price. For this review we are just using the 9’ 5 weight rod with the reel and 5 weight, weight forward fly line that comes with this package. We should note that this package is offered in all types of sizes and weights.

Orvis Clearwater rod

This Combo Comes With

  • Four piece 3 ¼ oz rod (This rod does come in sizes to accommodate every angler)
  • Clearwater LA II reel
  • Weight forward Clearwater floating line (5 weight) and Dacron backing
  • Coudura rod case
  • Backed by Orvis 25 year guarantee


Orvis did it right for the price, everything you get with this combo kit is quality. It’s hard to get excited about spending $300.00 but you should because the price is right and the quality is there. The rod is a medium fast but it really borders on the faster side. This is a well rounded  rod that casts extremely well. We really like the medium to fast action which helps casting with power easy but it does not give up accuracy, control or feel. This rod is for real folks, it could be a rod you may not outgrow. The Clearwater LA II reel is awesome, it has a large arbor that makes retrieval easier and faster. This reel is solid and smooth.

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What’s to like?

  • Quality, quality, quality
  • Although this is a great rod for a beginner it’s much more than a entry level rod
  • Both the rod and reel are made to last
  • 25 year guarantee (Make sure you register your product with Orvis you don’t have to purchase directly from Orvis to register or get the guarantee)

What’s not to like?

  • Not much not to like. I guess Orvis could have thrown in a leader or a couple flies



You can’t go wrong with this outfit. For the money we think this could be a rod and reel that could last for years to come. Not only is this a fantastic setup for beginners and intermediates but we could see how seasoned anglers would benefit too (makes a great back up). If you are serious about fly fishing this could be the combo kit for you. Take advantage of this great offer while it lasts.


On another note

This package comes in all sizes and weights. If you are beginner, of smaller stature or a teenager, the 8.5’ 4 weight or 5 weight rod may be the better option. The shorter rod could make it a little easier to learn how to cast. The best all around rod is the 9’ 5 weight rod and we recommend this for beginners as well as intermediate anglers. This rod is perfect for all types of rivers, streams and lakes. This package is so versatile that if you are looking for a good streamer rod, like a 9’ 6 weight, then that option is available as well.

Fly fishing is fun and is a great sport, it is also a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. As always make sure you are prepared on any fishing trip. Make sure you have the essentials, plenty of water, a rain jacket and maybe some first aid supplies. Just be safe. Its also important to have eye protection anytime you’re around fishing. There are some nice polarized sunglasses out there with side guards that do a great job protecting those precious eyes.

We hope you enjoyed this review of Orvis Clearwater fly fishing combo kits. Please fill free to leave any comments or questions.



The Insiders Guide to the Best Fly Fishing Gifts


How do you decide when trying to choose the best fly fishing gifts? It can be overwhelming but we think it’s much easier than you may think. Ask yourself a few questions. What does the angler have? What do they need? What do they really want? If you can answer any of these question then it will make it easier when picking out a great gift for that angler.

Let’s take a look. If you know that the person you are buying a gift for doesn’t have anything but wants to get started fly fishing then a fly fishing rod and reel combo is the perfect gift. I know what you’re thinking i can’t afford a thousand dollars for a rod and reel and that’s exactly why some of the best manufactures out there offer affordable ways to get anglers, of all types and ages, out on the water fishing. . There are great rod and reel combo packages available that are very affordable and will do the job for anyone getting started fly fishing. If you stick with reputable companies, like Orvis and Redington there are great beginner outfits that won’t break the bank. Check these out.

Gifts for the angler just starting out

Fly rods

Orvis Encounter. This is a fantastic combo kit for the price at around $170.00 it comes with
4 piece Orvis Encounter fly rod (9’ – 5 weight)
Orvis Encounter Reel
Fly line, backing and leader
Rod and reel case
Redington Topo. This is also a great package for about $200.00 it comes with
4 piece Redington Topo fly rod (9’ – 5 weight)
Crosswater reel
Rio Gold fly line and backing
Spool of Rio tippet material
Line nippers
Fly box with six flies
Rod and reel case
1 year warranty

Orvis Clearwater. An amazing rod and reel combo for the money, around $300.00, this one could last for years to come. It comes with
4 piece Orvis Clearwater rod (9’ – 5 weight)
Orvis Clearwater fly reel
Orvis Clearwater fly line, backing and tapered leader
Orvis Cordura rod tube
Orvis 25 year guarantee


Wow those are great prices for what you get! And think about how excited someone would be to get such a gift. We have checked these out and although you may think they are inexpensive, they really deliver. Check out our Rod and Reel Combo page for more information.

Gifts that anglers need

Wading Boots

Now if the angler already has their rod and reel what they may need is good pair of wading boots. Wading boots can be a little expensive that’s why we would suggest the Korkers BuckSkin wading boot. This boot has interchangeable soles that really make it two boots in one. Different soles are important when the fishing conditions change or even if you change from fishing in a boat to wade fishing in a river.

Korkers BuckSkin boots for around $150.00 are a great value. This boot is comfortable and lightweight, it’s made of hydrophobic material which helps the boot dry faster. The boot comes with two interchangeable soles, and the cool thing is they offer six additional soles for the same boot, that is pretty awesome. If you think about it it’s like six boots in one.

Another gift that any angler may need is a pair of waders. Waders get you in the water earlier and help you stay longer. You don’t have to spend an entire paycheck for a good pair of waders either. You want a breathable gore tex or nylon wader that is at least a three layer construction. A one hundred dollar bill will get you fishing and could be a wader that will last for a while.

If you are on a budget we like the Hodgeman H3 chest wader. For around $100.00 this is a great gift that will help the angler get on the water in comfort and keep them warm. Its definitely an entry level wader, built with three layer, waterproof and breathable material it is a wader that will last until it’s time to upgrade. Lets face it for $100.00 we can’t expect them to last forever.

We also like the Orvis Encounter chest wader for around $170.00. This wader is a step up from the H3, it’s made of a four layer nylon shell that is breathable and comfortable. This stylish wader comes with lots of extras, hand warmer pocket, zippered chest storage, lower leg protection, wading belt and more. This wader will get you on the water for years to come.

Gifts that any angler wants

Fishing accessories

Fly fishing go bag. Usually a waterproof duffle bag that holds all of the anglers fishing gear. Perfect for someone who likes to keep things in their place, neat, nice and dry, ready to go.  We like the Offshore Dry Bagz, these bags are waterproof, well made and come with a lifetime exchange policy.

Fishing jacket. A must have for the person who doesn’t mind a little rain or cold. Some of the best fishing days have been realized in a little rain. It’s always nice to have a good jacket on hand and Frogg Togg has hit the mark with their Cascades Wading Jacket. This jacket was made for fishing. Lots of pockets for your stuff, comfortable and waterproof.

Wading pants. Wading pants are a fantastic alternative when the weather just isn’t that cold but cold enough to warrant waders during the cooler mornings or evenings. Wading pants are more of a luxury that any angler would love to have. They are just more comfortable and because they only go to the waist, they just keep you cooler than a chest wader. Take a look at the Redington Palix River Pants, these are just cool to have.

Fishing net. A good fishing net helps when landing those big fish. Just remember it’s important to choose a soft rubber or nylon net, this is important because it will help protect the fish. Fish have a delicate protective coating that can be removed without proper netting or handling. We don’t really think it much matters between a wood or aluminum handle it’s really the net that is important.

Remember when trying to choose the best fly fishing gifts think about what the angler has, what they need or what they want. If you do that you can’t go wrong.



The Beginning!

Fly fishing is a great sport for all, young, old, women, men and kids. A beginner fly fishing combo will help you get out in nature and experience how fun and exciting fishing can be. This sport gets you one on one with nature, this is my favorite part, and lets you enjoy everything that our wonderful planet has to offer.

When you decide to start to get into fly fishing, sometimes its nice to hear about how some of us “old timers” got into this great sport. It is also good to realize that you do not have to spend a ton of money on you first fly fishing rod and reel. Check this out and then visit our recommendations to get a good idea on getting started.

Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout

The beginning of my fly fishing journey started over thirty years ago. When I first stared, just so I could get on the river, I borrowed gear from my father and friends and when it came time to purchase my own rod, real, fly line etc. I turned to my local fly shop. I had been visiting the shop for months purchasing flies, asking questions regarding the local rivers,  like what type of flies should I be using? What’s the best time to fish? What hatches are coming up, etc..

The owner was always great to me and when I told him It was finally time for me to make the investment into the fly fishing world, he was more than helpful. The days of the local fly shop are pretty much gone now and we all look to the internet for helpful advise when making first time purchases.

I will never forget how the owner of that fly shop advised me to purchase a beginner fly fishing package that was versatile for many types of fishing in our area. I liked that It was affordable so in the event that I decided that fly fishing wasn’t for me I wouldn’t regret my purchase. I ended  up purchasing a beginner package, from Sage, that included a 8’5″ rod and reel with fly line and backing for under $300.00. It was actually a fantastic suggestion and a great decision for me. I fished with that package for about five years and only replaced the reel and fly line. Although I have purchased several other rods and reels through out the years, I still have and use that first rod and reel.

When you are at the beginning of your fly fishing adventure it is a great idea to check out the packages, combos or kits out there. Be carful though, not everything is what it seams. We suggest you stick with the reputable companies like Orvis, Redington and Sage. To check out our suggestions for a great beginner fly fishing combo or package, with value, that will work for you click here.

Fly fishing is fun and we are here to help those who need it to make good decisions when looking for fishing gear. If you have a question or comment please leave them below.

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Types Of Flies For Fly Fishing


Have you ever wondered what fish want to eat and why?  Breaking down what trout want to or have to eat and why. Taking a look at the three types of flies for fly fishing.Flies

Fish need to eat every day, just like us, however fish can’t go to the fridge for a sando when they get hungry. Fish basically are waiting to see what will float their way on that particular day. Anyway, It’s important to understand that fish are food opportunist, they have to eat every day however they know the math of expending energy vs the amount of food they are chasing and whether it’s worth the amount of energy they will spend for that one meal. So basically fish will eat what’s in front of them unless they think that chasing a bigger meal will suit them better.

It’s important to understand the progression of an insect and how it progresses from and infant to and adult. A caddis fly, for example, lay their eggs beneath the surface of the water, the egg then progresses into a larva and then into a pupa as the caddis pupates they will eventually hatch into an adult and then float to the surface (emerger). If they make it all the way to this stage without becoming fish food, the caddis flies away. Unfortunately only to fall back to the surface of the water where the fish are waiting. This is where the fishing term “hatch” comes from. Fish feed on all stages of this life cycle.

Here we go, The 3 Main Types Of Flies

Nymphs Nymphs

Or as my grandfather use to call them wet files, are the larva and the pupa of the flies life cycle. Insects spend the majority of their life cycle underneath the surface of the water and because fish spend about 80% of their time eating below the water’s surface nymphs can be an effective way of fishing.  It’s also important to know that nymphs are in abundance in the river and trout feed primarily on this type of fly.

The way to fish a nymph fly is kind of like fishing with worms, we have all done that right? Because the fly is beneath the water’s surface a strike indicator is normally used to allow the angler to detect a fish strike. Once the indicator reacts then you simply set the hook and wha la you’ve caught yourself a fish. It’s not always quite as easy as that but you get the idea.

Dry fliesDry fly

Fishing with dry flies are fun because dry flies sit on top of the water and the fish has to breach the water’s surface to take the fly. To say the least it is exhilarating to watch a fish com out of the water and go after your presentation or fly.

The way to fish a dry fly is a bit more technical. Dry flies are all about presentation, what does that mean? Well a dry fly needs to look natural, casting is the key, the fly needs to float on the surface of the water just like a real fly. It may sound easy but currents as well as your fly line can make it hard to replicate a natural fly. The key is to try and make the float of your fly go the same speed as anything else that is on the water. If you can do that you have a great chance of watching a nice fish come up to take your fly or as we say it your presentation.


Oh boy streamers, what a fun way to catch or try to catch fish. It’s been said that bigger fish like the streamer. A streamer basically replicates a a leach, minnows, fry, sculpins or other swimming fish food. Fish go after streamers aggressively, it’s a big meal for them and they don’t want it to get away, “ they want it in their belly”, When a fish hits your streamer you know it and then the fight is on. Oh ya, fishing streamers is fun!

The way to fish a steamer is actually quite simple. You want to cast it ¾  of the way upstream and let the current take it downstream, all the while giving it a short or longish tug or at least some type of action. If you get it in the vicinity of a fish well, they have a hard time resisting a somewhat bigger meal and they will definitely try to eat. If you can figure out where the big fish are holding, log jams, rock pockets, back eddies, etc. You can present your streamer and the bigger fish will chase after it. It’s exciting just writing about it!

There you go the Tree main types of flies for fly fishing. The type or kind of nymphs, dries or streamers for your river or area may be specific so it’s best to ask around. Hit up your local fly shop and ask question, talk to local anglers and get their insight. If you just ask, you will find that most folks will gladly give up great information and maybe some well kept secrets.

As always “happy fishing” and check out our site for more quality information, Here.



Best Fishing Waders For The Money

Have you ever wanted to do some fishing but thought it was to cold? Well then a good pair of waders couldWaders be the key to getting you on the water and fishing for that trophy fish, or even just a bunch of nice ones. We would like to break down and compare the best fishing waders for the money, in our opinion, to give you a good idea of what is out there and what price points would be best to fit your fishing needs.

Fishing waders 101

When looking for and deciding on waders we like to think of a few things.

First of all, what is the frequency that you will be fishing, is it once a year, once a month or several times a week. This can make a big difference in regards to what would be the best fit for you.

Second, the conditions you will be fishing in. How cold is it and will you be hiking through dense foliage or treacherous areas?

Third, and of course the most important, the cost that you are willing or able to spend.
If you break it down a little it makes it easier to decide on what is best for you.

After you break that down then the following will help you make the decision of what type and price you are willing to spend a little easier. If this is your first time purchasing then pay attention.

There are many types of waders regarding construction that most don’t know about. Today’s waders are mainly made of either Gor-Tex or nylon, both are great breathable materials but it comes down to the construction, breathability, durability, comfort and cost.

Construction. For a good pair of waders you are going to be looking at a three layer construction. This is usually what most first timers gravitate to and it’s not a bad idea, especially if you are on a budget. A three layer construction will give you some of the protection from the cold that you need but will lack in the durability aspect regarding waders. Three layer will get you fishing for sure but, in our experience, will lend itself to patching and some leaking. That’s not a deal breaker though, because for the price you can put up with a few patches and leaky seams.
The four layer construction, in our opinion, is perfect for all anglers. It’s the middle of the road, although it’s better than the 3 layer but not as good as a 5 layer. It’s a great decision when purchasing a wader. A good 4 layer usually comes with a lot of extras that a three layer misses. Knee and shin guards, lined handwarmers, zippered pockets, built in lanyard, attached wading belt and more. A good 4 layer wader gives you the durability you need with a bunch of upgrades and they really hit the mark.
A five layer is of course the best but you are going to pay for it. We would never tell anyone to shy away from this type of wader but if you think about it you’re going to be shelling out a bunch  of money for something that will be out of date in a couple of years. Their going to make something better, it’s just the way it is folkes, and then you will be going back for more.

Breathability. Unless you plan to purchase the old school neoprene waders don’t worry too much about breathability. In our opinion breathability is innate in today’s technology for both Gore-Tex and nylon waders. We have found that between 3 and 5 layer it really doesn’t make much difference.

Durability. Well this just speaks for itself. The more layers the more durable the product is. However of course you will be paying for it.

Comfort. (big sky fly fishing link) We can’t say that the 3 layer is so much less comfortable than the 4 or 5 layer but for some reason, we guess it’s just how our brains work but the higher the cost the more comfortable you feel.

Cost. Here is how we break it down. If you are a first time angler and are just trying it out? Get the less expensive 3 layer. You’re going to be just fine and you won’t regret spending some cash if it just doesn’t work out. If you are a little more serious, then by all means, take that leap into the 4 layer, the mid range, we think this is all you need in a wader. It has everything you need and let’s face it, you’re really only going to using them about 40% of the time on the water. Ok so let’s talk about the more expensive 5 layer. Ya they are amazing and we love them, they have all the bells and whistles and look way cool. If our budget could afford it ya we would love them but for the $ we are headed towards the medium, it just makes more sense.

Here is how we like to break it down

If you purchase a wader that costs $100.00 and use them 10 times a year and they last 2 years well that’s 50.00 a year. If you buy waders that cost $170.00 and they last 4 years well that’s $42.50 a year and if i buy waders that cost $500.00 and they last 5 years, may last longer but something new will come along, well that’s $100.00 a year. All things are relative but in our mind it make so much more sense to buy the mid and pull about 3 to 5 years out of them and then get the next best thing that comes along, than to break the bank and hope for 10 years and worry about something more exciting coming out.

The bottom line

Get what you are comfortable with. Yes the low end 3 layer waders are cheap and may last a few years but as long as you know what you are getting into who cares. The middle of the road 4 layer waders are a solid investment and seriously if you take care of them they could really last for a long time. We think that the more expensive, the 5 layer, waders are really for the fishing fanatic, someone who fishes every day or someone that can afford anything they want.

Check out our three best recommended

With that said, we have taken our time and done our field research and have come up with our three recommended best fishing waders for the money. Ranked; 3 Layer Hodgeman H3, 4 Layer Orvis Encounter , Hodgman H4 which is a combination of 3 layer and 5 layer and 5 Layer Simms G3. Check them out here





Fly Fishing Combos For Beginners


Sage Approach Fly Rod Outfit Review

The Sage Approach Fly Rod Outfits, for around $500.00, are one of the best performance value in high end fly fishing combos for beginners available today.  Featuring the Sage 2250 Reel and premium RIO Gold Floating fly line, Sage approach Outfits include a high-modulus graphite blank, built using improved Technologies based on previous Sage Models. Sage approach offers an easy-to-cast medium-fast action rod with excellent line feel, responsiveness and control.  Built to Sage’s high quality standards and backed by Sage’s Lifetime Warranty, you can depend on this Rod to last for many years, and like all of Sage Rods they are built right here in the USA.  To view Sage approach combo click http://

This outfit is perfect for the beginning angler who is serious about getting into this great sport. You can be assured that this will get you headed down the right path with the confidence that this rod and reel will be the only thing you need for years to come. This is a rod designed to make casting easy for beginner to Intermediate casters, and for the seasoned anglers that prefer a more moderate action rod. When this rod is paired with an unbelievable reel and fly line this is everything a beginner, intermediate or seasoned angler needs to get on the river, lake or salt water.

Lets face it, everyone wants to get a great product at the lowest price and that is just what this package delivers and Sage only ups the stakes with their lifetime warrantee on the fly rod.


What’s to like

  • Great value
  • A fantastic medium-fast action rod perfect for the beginner
  • The rod comes in many different lengths and weights for all beginners, other than the 9’ – 5 weight
    • 8.5’ 5 weight, great for small to medium size rivers and lakes. Perfect for young teenagers and kids
    • 9’ 5 weight, this is the perfect rod for all around fishing, it’s great for small to medium and even larger rivers and all lakes
    • 9’ – 6 weight, best for fishing larger rivers with terrestrials and streamers
    • 9’ – 8 and 9 weights are designed for fishing the saltwater
  • A rod and reel that can last for years if not a lifetime
  • The confidence of owning a Sage rod that is backed by their lifetime warranty on all their rods is amazing (make sure you register your rod with Sage)
  • Built in the USA


What’s not to like

  • Hmmm, really can’t think of anything


The Bottom Line

I really like The Sage fly fishing combos because, for the beginner, it really takes the guesswork out of their first purchase. It seems simple to me. Sage has already done the work for you, they have matched a great rod, reel and fly line that work extremely well together. Believe me Sage has a clue when it comes to making quality fishing gear. Think about it, if Sage is willing to offer a lifetime warranty on all their rods they must be confident about what they are building and selling.

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