Fly fishing rods
The first question asked by a salesman when you want to buy a fly rod is"what kind of action do you want?"Fly rods have to be made to be responsive, flexible and very durable. So you will get fly rods that are slow, medium or fast, many of the top names like Hardys rods are made to exacting standards and have been used and collected for many years.

Japanese Nano carbon fiber tenkara rod 12ft 7:3 action 9 segments fly rod

Japanese Nano carbon fiber tenkara rod 12ft 7:3 action 9 segments fly rod

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Fly Fishing rods

Fly fishing rods are bought depending on the action you require. The action of the rod is it's flexibility and can be described as slow for rods that are flexible throughout their length, fast for rods that are flexible only at the tip and medium for rods that are in between fast and slow.

The first fly rods were made of yew, greenhart, and then split bamboo(Tonkin cane), todays fly rods are made from man-made composite materials,including fiberglass, carbon/graphite,or graphite/boron composites.
A fly rod uses the weight of the fly line for casting, and lightweight rodsare capable of casting the very smallest and lightest fly. Typically, a monofilament segment called a "leader" is tied to the fly line on one end and the fly on the other. Rod sizes vary to the fish being targeted, the wind and water conditions and also to a particular weight of line: larger and heavier line sizes will cast heavier, larger flies. Fly rods come in a wide variety of line sizes, from size #0 rods for the smallest freshwater trout and panfish up to and including #16 rod for large saltwater gamefish.
Fly rods normally have a single, large-diameter line guide (a stripping guide), plus a number of smaller looped guides (snake guides) spaced down the rod to give control of thick fly line movement. To stop interference with casting movements, fly rods have minimal or no butt section extending below the fishing reel. An exception is the spey rod, it has an elongatedrear handle, is often used on large rivers for salmon, or saltwater surfcasting, using a two-handedcasting method