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    How to assemble a fly fishing rod

    VideoFriday 01 March 2013
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    "Now we’re gonna go through putting the rod together, ready for our casting session in a minute. Firstly we need to get it out of the tube, it’s a fairly obvious point. And as I say this comes in 4 parts, this is because this is a rod designed for traveling around with. Usually you will find different fly rods come in 2 or 3 parts. This is also quite a light fly rod. Fly rods are rated in their weight categories. This is a weight 4 fly rod, which basically means it casts quite a fairly light weight line. It’s used for fishing streams and small rivers for small trout. Basically we’re putting the 4 sections together. If you have look at the rod here you will see 2 white dots, it’s imperative to line them up otherwise your fly line won’t go where you want it to. You’ll notice there are three different types of ring on the rod, that kind of basically aids your casting. We have, once we manage to plug the end on here, a large what we call stripping ring on the bottom, that allows the line to flow out quite quickly when we’re doing the casting. We have these little snake rings, these are basically there to hold the line onto the rod. They pass through really really quickly when we’re casting. Then on the end we have a little eye, which helps direct the line where we want to go. So thats the rod erected, now we just need to put some line on it."

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