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Fun with the micro fly rod we made years back. This one was the telescoping one that collapses to a length that fits in the backpack that your's truly uses for work. Good for those times when "fishy" waters are nearby while out during the work week! Video Post.

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Pond Fishing with the Micro Fly Rod #microflyfishing #flyfishing

Sidetracked this past Sunday from fishing. Go figure - needed to fix a lawn sprinkler that broke, then had to fix two more that were leaking. Before starting this honey do, made a quick run to Lavon for a chance at White Bass on the point at Brockdale Park. Struck out but had a blast catching sunfish and bluegill later that day. The micro fly rod did well... forgot how fun it is!

PS: Long video... mentioned some adjustments made to the line strike indicator, diy leader/tipper setup, and added a demo snippet of the rod casting easily 12 yards despite the shortness of the rod... aka top two sections of a broken 8wt we repurposed as a micro fly rod!

 

 

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Redington Practice Fly Rod aka Micro Fly Rod #flyfishing

A tip from a YouTube Viewer on using the Orvis Practicaster Fly Rod as a Micro Fly Rod! Ordered it and Redington's version of one... the Orvis one is still in the mail but Redington's arrived.

Liking the Rio Fly Line that came with it. Really thick line... planned to use a Micro Fly Reel but needed a larger reel. Put an old Martin Fly Reel on the rod.  Works awesome.

Here is a demo... hope to try it out fishing later this week! Do check back!

 

 

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Casting a Micro Fly Rod Demo #microflyrod #microflyfishing

Here is the follow up video we mentioned on one of our earlier iFishNews Fishing Podcast and YouTube video about Micro Fly Rods.

This video shows five micro flyrods - three are ones we made and have a micro flyreel mounted on them, and two are practice fly rods from Redington and Orvis with a flyreel zip tied to the handle.

We marked 25 feet as a reference, and then cast the rods to show the 25 feet distance is readily attained.

There was a strong crosswind and one of the rods had less than 25 feet of line but overall all rods could easily cast 25 feet.

That said, based on time fishing with them, there are several that can cast well past 25 feet.

Fun stuff... 

 

 

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