For me, there’s nothing better than standing in a fast flowing stream on a crisp, cool morning and casting my lure into the rushing water. It takes plenty of skill to be a successful fly fisherman, but the right fly fishing tackle is necessary as well. Your rod is particularly important and should be chosen with care. Here’s some information on one of my favourite fly rods, the Greys GS2.
About the Greys GS2 Fly Rod
The Greys GS2 rod is the replacement for the company’s extremely popular G-Series. Replacing such an iconic rod wasn’t easy for Greys to do, but I think they’ve succeeded admirably. I’ve found that the GS2 has features normally found on much more expensive fly rods, such as high grade cork components and a durable multi-composite handle. Another attractive feature is the rod’s portability. It breaks down easily into four manageable sections that make it quite easy to transport.
Features of the Greys GS2 Fly Rod
The GS2 range has been expanded to include salt-water models, so there’s sure to be a rod for virtually every angler. The GS2 has easy to see line-up marks that facilitate correct assembly. It also comes with a PVC tube as well as a cloth bag, both of which are ideal for storage and transport. If you know a friend or family member that you’d like to introduce to fly fishing, the GS2 makes a great gift because it’s appropriate for a wide variety of angling venues and situations. The rod has a nicely balanced middle tip action that a beginner will find easy to manage. The term “action” refers to how well a fishing rod responds to bending force, also called bending curve. Another facet of a rod’s action is the speed with which the rod returns to the neutral or unbent position. The middle-tip action of the GS2 rod means that it flexes more in the middle than at the tip or butt. Remember, though, that a given rod’s power and action may change depending on whether the line weight is greater or less than the rod’s “official” rating.
More About the GS2 Fly Rod
Another feature I like about the GS2 is the corrosion resistant reel seat, especially for salt-water angling. The rod also carries single line ratings that allow even beginners to get the most from the GS2. Just to explain, a fly fishing rod is generally classified according to the maximum weight of the fishing line that can be used with it. For those who don’t know, fishing line weight is categorised according to the pounds of tensile strength it can withstand before breaking. Line weight is usually expressed in a range, for example, 8 to 15 pound line is commonly used on many spinning and casting rods.
All in all, I’ve found the Greys GS2 rod to be an excellent piece of fly fishing tackle that I reach for more often than not.