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How to Fly Cast: Goal 2 - Line Control
Fly casting goal 2 will expose you to complete fly line control. With it you can access fish other anglers cannot.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 2 – Line Control



Controlling your fly line is the goal. Accuracy, efficiency and happiness on every cast is the payoff.





Education

• Pulling fly line from air

• Pulling fly line from water

• Fly line control at all angles

Equipment

• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced

• Balancing your fly equipment, if possible

• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland equipment

Experience

• Fly cast where others cannot

• Fish your fly where others cannot

• Catch fish others cannot



Leveraging what you've mastered from Goal 1 – Forming an efficient Loop, it's now time to add control to your fly casting game with fly casts up to forty feet.



Fly line control is imperative to fish catching success. Simply put, the world's greatest fly (if there actually was one) is nearly useless unless you can put it where you want it. We'll make sure you'll have the skill set to accurately place your fly where you wish.



Furthermore, with our proven casting principles, you'll be on your way to understanding how to fly cast in challenging situations that other anglers deem impossible. You'll be able to access waters (and the fish in these waters) that to other anglers, simply don't exist.



We call this approach, “private water casting.” In essence, there is private water within every public stream or river that is often unfished. We'll give you the principles, understanding and techniques to fish this untouched water and catch the best fish in the run.




Whether air casting or water casting, your fly fishing world will expand greatly. You won't have to rush to the public water. Instead, you can take your time and fish the waters you choose to fish and catch the fish that others only dream about.



It's time to raise the fly casting bar with fly line control and we're here to help you. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll put a date on your calendar that you'll never regret.

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How to Fly Cast: Goal 1 - Form a Loop
If you've ever wanted to fly fish or understand how to efficiently cast a fly rod, here's the place to start.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 1 - Form a Loop



Efficiently forming a loop of fly line will unlock the magic of fly fishing.





Education

• Three principles of efficient fly casting

• Pulling fly line to a stop

• Forming an effective loop

Equipment

• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced

• Balancing your fly equipment, if possible

• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland equipment

Experience

• Confidence in fly casting and basic fly fishing

• Excitement for the sport of fly fishing

• Path to fly fishing success



Far more than just a fly casting demonstration, our best-selling product is a necessary component for you to truly enjoy the sport. Think of it as a welcome mat for anyone who's ever wanted to fly fish.



The defining attribute of our sport is the unique way we deliver our lure (the fly) using a weighted line (the fly line). The goal of this gathering is to give you the three (and only three) important principles of efficient fly line control for fly casts up to forty feet.



Our qualified staff will assist you in forming an elegant, efficient loop of fly line using a fully-balanced Leland fly fishing outfit. This essential skill will begin to unlock the magic of fly fishing. With it, you can begin to deliver your fly with control and accuracy, while celebrating the sport.




Efficient fly casting is is of course an important component of the sport of fly fishing, but there's more. We'll also cover some of the rudimentary principles of fishing. Nothing too deep in detail. Just enough fishing information to give you the confidence that you'll arrive stream-side with a good cast and a responsible understanding of fly fishing.



For two hours at our beautiful ranch, you'll have the undivided attention of a Leland staff member. Whether honing your fly cast, discussing the basics of fly fishing or reviewing the limited tackle required to participate, the goal is put you at ease, build confidence and responsibly prepare you for an enjoyable day on the water.



Don't put fly fishing off another year, start your journey correctly. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and book your fly fishing experience at the Leland Ranch today. You won't be disappointed.

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How to Fly Cast: Goal 4 - Efficient Saltwater Fly Casting
Goal 4 will give you the skills to quickly and accurately deliver your fly to elusive saltwater fish in windy conditions.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 4 – Saltwater Fly Casting



Casting quickly and accurately in the challenging winds of the saltwater flats is the key to success





Education

• Quick Cast

• Fly Casting in the Wind

• Stripping fly line and the strip strike

Equipment

• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced

• Floating and Sinking Fly Lines

• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland equipment

Experience

• Cast quickly and accurately

• Fly Cast in the Wins

• Catch fish others cannot



If fly fishing the saltwater flats is on your list, you should know this ain’t your granddaddy's style of fly fishing. Sure, the overall game is the same... to subtly land your fly in front of a cruising bonefish, permit or tarpon...but that's pretty much where the similarities end.



The saltwater environment is constantly in flux. Ever-changing tides, weather and seasons dictate your angling options...and the wind, it's brutal. To arrive prepared for an exceptional experience, it's imperative you up your fly casting game, and that's where we at Leland come in.



Sure, we've got years of saltwater flats fishing experience, but more importantly we've got almost thirty years of fly casting instruction under our belts. This fly casting saddle time means we've worked hard on honing in on what's important when it comes to efficiently fly casting in the wind, and we'll share this knowledge with you, here at our ranch.



We'll give you the necessary fly casting principles that convert to the most efficient loop shapes that easily penetrate the harshest of winds. While other anglers will stay in the lodge to sip fancy drinks adorned with umbrellas, you'll be out in the gusty winds casting and catching with confidence.



We'll also show you a trick or two that will further prepare you for fast, accurate casts and controlled follow-up casts. You'll be ready to land your fly to that spooky bonefish, permit or tarpon at just about any angle and distance. Believe us, your guide will be impressed with your fly casting abilities and so will your angling buddies. Oh, and when your guide knows you can fly cast well, you'll end up in even cooler angling locations, that other sports simply cannot fish.



Let's get you ready for an amazing saltwater fly fishing experience. Let's get you up to the Leland Ranch in Sonoma for some thoughtful fly casting principles that will change your saltwater angling experiences forever. Just give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and start the journey.

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How to Fly Cast: Goals 1-5 Fly Casting Master Course
If you like to do things right, commit to all our fly casting goals. This is the ultimate fly fishing gift for yourself or any fly angler!
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How to Fly Cast: Goals 1-5 – Fly Casting Master Course



Complete this flight of fly casting goals and you'll be at the pinnacle of skilled casters...





Education

• Understanding all principles

• Air and water cast mastery

• All angles, all distances

Equipment

• Understanding balanced equipment

• Fly line tapers

• Efficient equipment solutions

Experience

• Mastering all fly casts

• Access to all waters

• Take private water with you, everywhere



For truly dedicated fly anglers, we offer our Master Cast fly casting package. The goal of this flight of fly casting courses is to give you complete mastery of fly line control. Upon completion, you'll have the principle-based skill set to control your fly fishing destiny. Accuracy, controlled distance and subtle pretensions will be yours at will. Wind will become irrelevant and the world of fly fishing possibilities will finally be exposed.



Butter smooth, efficient loops of fly line will leap effortlessly from your fly rod's tip, penetrate wind and present your fly exactly where you want it. Straight casts and curved casts will be yours for the picking and previously impossible casts to ungodly targets will become commonplace.



With these fly casting skills, you'll unlock the secret...that you can take “private water” with you anywhere you fish. Fishing guides will smile upon your first cast and you'll be escorted to more challenging waters, where the big fish live. You'll never rush to the river again, as you'll be fishing your own waters, with the fly casting skills that most anglers lack.



You'll no longer just catch fish on fly fishing tackle. Instead, you'll earn your fish by leveraging your casting principles to create a more than likely outcome...a fish you chose to catch. This subtle, but important difference will add immeasurable enjoyment to the sport you already love.



Fly fishing equipment will no longer just be a casual choice for you. It will become a confident solution to your fishing experience, as you'll understand the principles and physics behind an efficient and balanced fly fishing outfit, suited to your fly fishing desires.



Most importantly, you'll become a fly casting ambassador to this great sport. Your casting skills will be noticed by others. Questions will be asked. Should you choose, you'll have the ability to change other fly anglers' experiences.



Think about it, what other outdoor sport could you master in only ten hours of instruction and a bit of practice? If fly fishing is in your blood, we at Leland are here for you. If you give us your trust, focused attention and limited time, we promise you won't be disappointed. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll put a date on the calendar that will change your fly fishing life.

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Leland Patch Teach Someone How to Fly Fish, Kohl
Leland Patch Teach Someone How to Fly Fish, Kohl
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 3 - Efficient Distance Casting
Goal 3 exposes you to efficient and controlled fly casting at distance. Almost every fish is now in reach.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 3 – Efficient Distance Casting



Adding distance to any cast can increase your enjoyment of the sport...and earn you more fish!





Education

• Efficient, Controlled Distance

• Shooting Line from Water

• Shooting Line from Air

Equipment

• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced

• Balancing your fly equipment, if possible

• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland equipment

Experience

• Fly cast where others cannot

• Fish your fly where others cannot

• Catch fish others cannot



When fly casters think about distance, far too often the focus is solely on the longest fly cast possible. To us at Leland, this is missing the point. Controlled distance is the real goal. With it, you can put your fly accurately where you want it, whether close, medium and of course, far.



To reach out further with your fly cast, power is not the only consideration. Instead, efficiency and a well-formed loop are the necessary building blocks. Only when a loop of fly line is properly formed will it travel through the air with as little resistance as possible creating fly casts beyond forty feet.



If you've visited us for our fly casting goals, 1 and 2, you're now ready for Goal 3. Leveraging our proven fly casting principles, we'll show you how to efficiently form a smooth fly line loop. We'll prove to you that you can cast in the wind and we'll provide you with the necessary skill set to reach out further with your fly cast than you ever thought possible,while still remaining accurate.



With these casting skills wind will become far less relevant to your day on the water. You'll be able to access water that other anglers cannot touch and catch the fish that most fly casters only dream about. Beyond increasing your fish count, you'll add further enjoyment to this great sport. You'll celebrate each cast and catch.



If you're ready to continue your fly fishing journey by upping your fly casting game. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959. We'll get a date on your calendar for a visit to the Leland Ranch where we'll add controlled distance to your fly cast and value to your fly fishing experience.

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Leland Sticker Teach Someone How to Fly Fish
Anyone who currently fly fishes needs this sticker. Nothing better than teaching.
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Choosing the Best Fly Rod for Trout
The fly rod is the defining element in any tackle ensemble as it is responsible for propelling the weighted fly line and relatively weightless fly lure out into the river or lake and to the targeted fish. It is the angler's primary tool, a synthesis of functionality and art. The very first fly fishing rods were crude instruments that got the job done, but today's high performance fly rods come in many shapes and sizes and are constructed of space age materials like fiberglass and graphite that would no doubt have the earliest anglers salivating at the advances in the primary tool used in fly fishing.
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Choosing a fly rod for trout
Which length and weight of trout fly rod is best for you and your fishing needs?

Choose a fly rod: Selecting a trout fly rod is not as complex as it may seem. What follows is a generalized discussion that will help you make good choices when selecting fly rods for trout fishing.

The vast majority of time, trout anglers are fly fishing with rods in line weights 3 through 6. Though you might use a two weight on a small Appalachian creek, or a seven weight on a large Montana river, these situations are rarer and will be treated as outliers.

Based upon our decades of fly fishing retail experience, each rod weight has an ideal length and ideal application, more or less regardless of manufacturer or brand. Of course, some extremely specialized fly rods exist at every line weight, but we believe our clients are best served by this concise selection of trout fly rods.

The Three Weight Fly Rod
Three weights are the rods to choose for fishing spring creeks. For this application, a fly rod around 8ft 9in is ideal. It gives you the right balance of accuracy and control because it's a little shorter than the standard nine feet, but also has the length you'll need for precise mends and line control on the water.

You should buy an 8ft 9in three weight fly rod if:
1. You're targeting seriously educated trout, as you would find in spring creeks
2. Flies used are small, like size 14 and smaller

The Four Weight Fly Rod
To our thinking, there are two types of four weights. For fishing small water with a variety of flies, a four weight fly rod around 7ft 6in is ideal. This compact length allows you to work in tight amongst the brush that can line small streams, while a four weight line has the guts to carry some of the larger, bushier dry flies, like size 8 Stimmies, that are so fun to fish.

You should buy a 7ft 6in four weight fly rod if:
1. You're planning to fish small streams and creeks with a variety of flies


Meanwhile, for fishing dry flies on rivers, a four weight trout rod around 8ft 6in is ideal. Much like the spring creek 3 weight discussed above, this four weight has the right balance of accuracy and reach, and it's got a little more oomph for distance, larger flies, or a stiff breeze.

You should buy an 8ft 6in four weight fly rod if:
1. You're looking for a dry fly specialty rod
2. The dry flies you want to fish are normal-sized, ie size 6 to 18

The Five Weight Fly Rod

Five weights are arguably the most versatile trout fly rods. They can place small flies with delicacy, but have the guts to handle larger flies, and longer casts in wind. In our opinion, the 9ft five weight fly rod is the rod that will serve anglers well in the broadest range of angling situations.

You should buy a 9ft five weight fly rod if:
1. You're looking for the all-around trout rod
2. You're not sure what trout rod you should get

The Six Weight Fly Rod

To us, six weights are streamer rods. They are more powerful than five weights and can better control bulky and/or heavy flies in the air. So if you love to fish streamers or out-sized dry flies like mouse patterns, reach for a six weight.

You should buy a 9ft six weight fly rod if:
1. You're looking for a streamer specialty rod

So as you can see, the two primary factors that determine trout fly rod selection are: (1) type and size of fly you'll be using and (2) the type of water you'll be fishing.

Based on our collective experience, these are the specific models of trout fly rods that serve our clients best. If you follow the guidelines laid out above, you can't go wrong, but if you have any questions at all, just give us a call or livechat us:

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Leland Sonoma Traveler Trout Fly Fishing Outfit Review


OUR FLAGSHIP FLY FISHING OUTFIT


Experience the difference that a perfectly balanced, custom assembled rig can make with the Leland Sonoma Traveler. . . Read More.
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Experience the difference that a perfectly balanced, custom assembled rig can make with the Leland Sonoma Traveler. . . Read More.
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Specifications:

• Line Size: 5
• Length: 8 feet
• Sections: 4

• Reel: Leland Classic Trout
• Line: Leland New Zealand Trout (WF5F) "The Pliny"
• Leader: Leland New Zealand Trout (12' 4X)
• Blank Color: Matte Wine
• Reel Seat: Double-Uplocking Gunsmoke Anodized Aluminum
• Guides: Darkened chrome-plated light wire stainless steel

• Handle: Proprietary Leland Squeeze Grip
• Action: Adaptive, Fast
• Cordura Rod Tube


Fly fishing is a grand excuse to find yourself in beautiful places with something fun to do. Truth is, if more people went fly fishing, the world would be happier. And to properly enjoy and celebrate the sport of fly fishing, one should focus on its defining attribute...the cast. Although it's true that any fly rod or outfit can catch a fish, it's not true that all cast the same. To enjoy each fly cast, a worthy fly fishing outfit (rod, reel and line) should be balanced and efficient. That's exactly why we at Leland Rod Co. designed the Sonoma Traveler Outfit.

In a chaotic world of fly tackle choices, our simple goal was to provide a sensible solution. We did this by designing our own gear from the ground up, where each component (fly rod, fly line and fly reel) complimented one another. The result of this project is a balanced and efficient trout fly fishing outfit, where the whole is greater than the sum of parts. Not only is this outfit brilliant for anyone just getting into the sport. It's also the perfect solution for any angler who's grown tired of tinkering with disconnected fly gear. It's all right here waiting to be efficiently cast and enjoyed.


This outfit didn't happen by luck. It was born from thirty years of retail experience, where we noticed our customers not only struggling with the overwhelming offering of big-brand fly gear...we also noticed them struggling to use it. We tossed out industry lingo like “proprietary technology” and “super performance” and instead, focused on balance, efficiency, control and accuracy. To us, fly fishing is an intimate sport where trout should not just be caught, they should be earned. And good casts earn fish!


Take for instance our Sonoma Traveler fly rod. It's not your standard nine-footer. We found by dropping one foot in rod length, we greatly reduced “swing weight,” making our fly rod feel even more balanced in hand. We also found that a shorter fly rod created naturally tighter (more efficient) loops of fly line, making casting much easier. Add to this, the most comfortable cork handle shape in the business and our balanced and efficient Sonoma Traveler is truly an extension of your arm.

A fine rod like our Sonoma Traveler is made even better with the right fly line. Our Leland New Zealand “Pliny” Trout line is just the ticket. In fact, it's so good, we named it after our favorite, local beer (Pliny The Elder). We softened the line's coating, shortened the head (the weight-forward part) and created the most efficient profile to efficiently roll your casting energy down the fly line, through the most efficient leader we've ever cast (our New ZealandTrout Leader) and to your fly. When you cast this line on our rod, you'll finally understand what we mean by efficient.

Of course every fly fishing outfit needs a fly reel. Yes, it does store your fly line...but there's more to it than that. The proper fly reel should be the correct weight to balance out the rod. It should have the correct capacity to store not only our fly line, but have enough backing (emergency line) should a big trout head down stream. A fully-sealed, disc-drag is unnecessary for trout, so we went with the classic and proven click and pawl system. It's easy to adjust, and requires little to no maintenance. Best of all, when your trout takes off, the classic sound of our Leland Classic Trout reel celebrating the moment will make you smile. Yes, it's fully-machined, anodized and all, but most importantly...this is a fly reel your granddaddy would want.

When assembled, our fly rod, our fly line and our fly reel makes every forty foot trout cast efficient, controlled and accurate. More importantly, our Sonoma Traveler outfit will make your day on the water that much better and really, that's why we all fly fish in the first place. Take our word for it. This outfit is the one we use every day at our ranch, teaching people how to efficiently control their fly line. It's also the outfit we personally take to the water on our days off.

We designed this outfit to make casting more fun primarily for beginners. The good news is, we did it. The better news is, we also created a fly fishing outfit that any expert fly angler will enjoy. Remember, this is our best-selling fly fishing outfit and comes with a full, money-back guarantee. Buy it and try it in your own back yard. Take a few days and think about it. Have your buddy try it. You won't be disappointed. If you are disappointed, we'll think you're crazy...but we'll still give you all your money back.


Pro Review - Leland's Casey Rolig

In a world full of “do it all” nine-foot five-weight fly rods, eight foot rods have become less and less common. But spend a day fishing with the Leland Sonoma Traveler Outfit, and you'll understand why other brands are missing out on a huge opportunity for fun and efficiency.
 
In hand, it feels lighter than just about any rod I've fished recently. But regardless of the actual weight, it's the reduction in “swing weight” provided by the shorter fly rod length that makes it not only feel lighter, it makes it more balanced. This shorter length of rod provides for naturally tighter loops of fly line, resulting is easy accuracy.
 
On a recent trip to Big Sur, California, I had a great time casting dry flies in tighter casting quarters. From close to medium-far, this balanced rod was a joy to cast and sensitive enough to land dry flies with ease. As a five weight, it still has ample line mass for efficiently delivering hopper dropper rigs when needed. It's also great as a nymph rig, but the trout were looking up so I was fishing dries. The fly line supplied is butter smooth. It seemed to have a softer finish than most “performance” fly lines of today. The line floats like a cork and my mends we nice and smooth.
 
Leland's Classic Trout Reel isn't just the correct size to accommodate my fly line and plenty of backing, it's also the correct weight to balance the entire outfit. Add to this a unique porting pattern that any grandfather would approve of and a classic click and pawl drag system and you've got a timeless fly reel. It also comes with a leather pouch for protecting this fine reel.
 
Wrap it all up and this outfit truly embodies what trout fly fishing is all about. Effortless, efficient, accurate casts are memorably provided by this balanced and beautiful outfit. Dry fly fishing and light nymphing are more enjoyable than ever and each fish is earned, not just caught. This four-piece outfit also comes with a nylon covered hard tube with integrated reel pouch for safe and easy transport.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 5 - Efficient Spey Casting
Goal 5 will open your world of fly fishing with a two-handed fly rod. New waters, new fish, new experiences.
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How to Fly Cast: Goal 5 – Efficient Two-Hand Fly Casting



Efficiently casting a two-handed fly rod at all angles literally opens up your world of fly fishing





Education

• Two-handed water casting

• Two-handed air casting

• Changing casting angles

Equipment

• Confirming your fly equipment is balanced

• Balancing your two-handed line system

• Demonstrating balanced, efficient Leland two-handed equipment

Experience

• Cast at all angles

• Access all waters

• Catch more fish



If you dream of chasing steelhead or salmon in broader rivers, nothing compares to the function and potential enjoyment of using a two-handed fly fishing outfit. These longer fly rods provide extra leverage and fly line “lift” allowing you to cast in extremely tight quarters and access fish that other single-hand fly casters only dream about.



With the right information and equipment, you'll be able to comfortably and efficiently expand your fishing opportunities...and we've got it all waiting for you here at the Leland Ranch in Sonoma.



With thirty years of experience in fly casting instruction, we've distilled the basic principles that are necessary for you to truly understand how to efficiently and enjoyably cast a balanced two-handed fly fishing outfit.



With confidence and a new fly casting skill set, you'll begin to unlock the fishing potential that awaits you. You'll be able to cast in seemingly impossible conditions to waters that were previously unavailable to you...and catch fish that you only dreamed about.



We'll also demystify the overwhelming choices available in two-handed fly line systems, giving you the understanding and confidence that you'll have the correct fly line for angling success.



There's also a hidden secret to two-handed fly casting. Once you understand the basic principles of two-handed line dynamics, you'll apply them even when you're casting your single-handed fly rod.



Let's expand your fly fishing world. Let's unlock untouched waters and give you access to even more trophy fish and memories. Let's get you efficiently casting a two-handed fly rod. Let's get you up to the Leland Ranch. Give us a toll-free call at 866-672-1959 and we'll begin your two-handed journey.

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How to Fly Cast
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Before we begin discussing how to fly cast, it's important to understand that the term “fly casting” might actually be misnamed and therefore confusing to the beginner.

In fact, we are not at all casting the fly, we are casting the fly line. So, maybe “fly line casting” is a better term. But we still have a problem with the term “casting.” "Casting” implies different physical movements to different people. It might mean throwing, or punching, pushing or poking...all of which are not good descriptions of a smooth fly cast.

The best term to describe efficient fly casting is “fly line pulling.” Everyone understands the concept of pulling and pulling is the secret action to a smooth, efficient fly cast. Forget all the thick fly casting books and extensive fly casting DVD's. A smooth, efficient fly cast is best described as a constantly-accelerating power stroke followed with an assertive stop of the fly rod's tip and this is best achieved by pulling your fly line to a stop.

Learn to fly cast.
 

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New Zealand Dry-Fly Fly Fishing Outfit
A day casting dry flies for trout with this outfit will be memorable, regardless of the catch.
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"Hooking a trout has much to do with how perfectly you are able to present your dries."


  • Dry fly fishing for trout is viewed as the purest form of our sport. It's also the most fun. Accurate casts are followed by the anticipation of a strike as you watch your fly float with the current's pace. In an instant, a silver flash proves that your offering was worthwhile.


  • Whether you hook your fish or not, the visual game of dry fly fishing fills your soul with the correct medicine for what ails you. For just this experience, we've assembled the best casting, dry fly outfit ever offered.

  • Our New Zealand Dry Fly rod is 8'6" in length. This magic length keeps our rod lively and crisp, offering effortless and accurate casts. As a four weight, this rod can still deliver the fun flies like hoppers or Humpies, yet still offer up subtle presentations when fishing smaller dries.

  • We've even included an extra, matching tip for your Dry Fly rod...just in case.

  • To increase your casting experience we've chosen Airflo's Ridge Technical fly line, which casts with ease, authority and delicacy.

  • We've loaded this line on our Classic Spring Creek fly reel. Of course it's the right size and weight to balance with our New Zealand Dry Fly fly rod, but moreover this reel speaks to you visually, as it looks like a fly reel you might find hidden in your Grandfather's sock drawer. When mounted on our Dry Fly fly rod, all is right in the world.

  • Finally, we include a three pack of tapered trout leaders (9' 5x) for casting and fishing pleasure.



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Leland New Zealand Dry Fly Outfit:


  • Rod: New Zealand Dry Fly, 8'6" #4 4-Piece
  • Extra Tip: For New Zealand Dry Fly
  • Rod Tube: Painted aluminum
  • Line: Airflo's Ridge Technical, WF4 Floating
  • Reel: Leland Classic Spring Creek, 3-4
  • Leader: 9' 5x (3-Pack)
















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