Most fly fishermen after a year or 2 of starting out usually like to upgrade their fly fishing gear to more established brands and manufacturers.

In this review, we will go over some of the best fly rods under 200 dollars I hope it will give you some helpful advice on what we recommend you look for in a fly rod of this price range.

Starting out, most fly fishing anglers are not sure about the different types of fly rods out there or what to look for, what’s important, what’s not etc. I remember my first fly rod when I started fly fishing was a greys 7wt fly rod with matching fly reel.

It was a great starter fly rod but after a year or so and having tried friends more higher priced rods I could feel the difference from when I held the rod to casting and landing a fish.

You can spend plenty of time over analyzing what are the best fly rods under 200 dollars but we don’t want that, so here we go with our top 4 fly rod and reel recommendations


  • Rod Action
  • Material its made from
  • Weight
  • Durability
  • Suitable for Salt or Freshwater use
  • Reviews from other users


Here are some of our favorite and best fly rods under 200 dollars


Photo Title Buy
Fenwick AETOS Fly...image Fenwick AETOS Fly Fishing Rod Grey, 8'6" - 5wt - 4pc custom 1 - Fly Fishing
Temple Fork: Professional...image Temple Fork: Professional Series Fly Rod, TF 05 90-4P 2 custom 1 - Fly Fishing
Orvis Clearwater 5-Weight...image Orvis Clearwater 5-Weight 9' Fly Rod custom 1 - Fly Fishing
Moonshine Rod Co....image Moonshine Rod Co custom 1 - Fly Fishing