Fly Rod Outfits

Fly Rod Outfits

Most fly fishers are used to outfits, kits or packages priced for the entry-level angler. You know, that blister-packed outfit you buy from Cabela's for $99 that comes with a so-called fly rod, fly line and fly reel? We at Leland always wondered why the best names in the fly fishing industry didn't offer top-shelf balanced outfits, where a quality fly rod, fly line and fly reel were perfectly-balanced and ready to maximize your casting and fishing experience. After years of asking for this from the big brands, we decided to do it ourselves. We cast all the rods from the brands that matter, choosing the best models and complimenting them with the right fly lines and fly reels for a specific job. Below are the best fly fishing outfits on the planet, ready to cast and fish the day you receive them. Enjoy!

You’ve walked the bank since first light, looking for the perfect water and you’ve finally spotted a long, fast section around the next bend. You’re surprised to have found no other anglers in sight, save for you and your buddy. This run is yours! You hike through the brush and drop into the river at the top of the pool, planning your attack along the way. You’re finally in the water and line lifts cleanly from its surface as you effortlessly load the rod …

On the river or out in the salt water, there is nothing more magical than a fly fishing outfit that strikes a perfect balance between the rod, reel, and line. We have developed our Sage Signature Outfits to highlight the effort that Sage has put into developing and matching the three critical pieces of the fly fishing outfit puzzle. Each piece is specifically built to work with the others and, consequently, leads to unparalleled performance. Lastly, we’ve taken the best Sage has to offer and added the Leland staff’s decades of experience to come up with our perfectly matched Sage Signature Fly Fishing Outfits.

The rod responds to the weight of the line with smooth precision; you are a conductor, and this cast is your masterwork. Instinctively feeling the tug and pull of the bullet of line, you catch its momentum and throw it forward, swiftly redirecting its tightly formed mass towards the target. Your cast nails the top of the seam. Your friend watches intently from his position above you on the bank as the line unfurls itself, quietly delivering the fly to the moving water 55 feet from where you stand …

What if you are buying a fly rod and reel for the first time? Or what if you’re about to embark into an area of fly fishing you’ve only read about or heard about? If you would have only one fly fishing combo to do the job, you can trust that we at Leland have whittled down the near-endless choices to offer you the very best tools for each and every fly fishing arena that can cover the many fishing methods within each of these arenas.

… Letting the fly dance just a bit as it hangs at the end of the swing pays off this time. The sound of the river breaks for a moment as the bright chrome flash of a steelhead hen emerges from the deep green to inhale your fly. You wait patiently as she turns into the current, showing you her broadside for only a second before the fight begins. The moment is here. You’ve played your cards right and she’s got your offering. With the right concoction of finesse and power, you confidently set the hook and the battle is on. In an instant, she takes you and your reel straight into the backing …

There is no doubt of the good feeling you get when your gear “works.” Yet, when the components of your fly fishing outfit perform in harmony, when your rod and reel offers itself not merely as a fishing tool, but as a physical extension of your love of fly fishing, your day on the water can be charged with just a little more magic. It’s important to keep in mind that your fly rod, along with its line and reel, when selected for this smooth synthesis of function, can deliver a truly exciting experience. Your outfit maximizes your casting efforts, your ability to play and fight fish, and your ultimate productivity in banking that big one.