Video Pro Tips: How to Set Up Your Fly Rod


So you’ve picked your fishing spot and parked the truck. Now it’s time to set up your fly rod for a day of fishing. This seems pretty basic, but there are actually a couple of tricks to make the process easier, and Orvis casting instructor Pete Kutzer walks you through them. Even how you put the sections of the rod together can make a big difference. If the ferrules aren’t seated properly, the rod can come apart in the middle of casting, or worse, you could crack a ferrule. Next, pete explains how to attach the reel and then string the line. If you’ve been holding onto the thin tippet to string your rod, then Pete’s method will change your life.

2 thoughts on “Video Pro Tips: How to Set Up Your Fly Rod”

  1. I appreciate Peter’s attention to the most minor of details. I have yet to be left with a question after watching any of his videos.

  2. Folks,

    If you get used to start to assemble your rod from the upper end you get rewarded when using rods a lot longer than 8‘…

    ATB, Paul

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