Updated August 18, 2018 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Fly Fishing Poles

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Traditional anglers are sometimes hesitant to test their skills at fly fishing, but once they do, they’re usually hooked (excuse the pun). Whether you fancy trying your hand at luring some trout, bass or salmon — in freshwater or saltwater — one of these specialized rods should suit your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best fly fishing pole on Amazon.

10. M MaximumCatch Extreme

9. Crystal River CTFK1

8. Wakeman Charter

7. Sougayilang Stream

6. Maxcatch Tenkara

5. FishingSir Outfit

4. NetAngler Portable

3. Icewei Travel

2. Wild Water Starter

1. Headwaters Deluxe


Sam Kraft
Last updated on August 18, 2018 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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