7 weight fly rods are the perfect utility rod for a variety of applications. From throwing streamers with heavy sink tips to casting to tailing bonefish in a headwind, a 7wt fly rod can do it.
They are capable of handling larger fish and larger flies without breaking a sweat – the 7wt is the rod of choice for anglers fishing for:
- Large trout
- Largemouth and smallmouth bass
- Small stripers
- Smaller pike and pickerel
Best 7 Weight Fly Rod
Whether you’re making short, quick casts with heavy sink tip and large streamers or casting shrimp patterns long distances for tailing bones, the characteristics of a great 7 weight fly rod are the same.
The best 7 weight fly rod includes characteristics such as:
7wt vs 8wt Fly Rod
7wt fly rods are often considered to be a more finesse 8wt rod. They are typically lighter than an 8wt and can deliver more delicate casts and presentations. This becomes important when there is a school of skittish bonefish 60 feet in front of you and an accurate, delicate cast needs to be made to have a chance of hooking one. In situations like these, the 7wt out-shines the 8wt.
7wt Fly Rod For Saltwater
A good 7wt fly rod for saltwater should be fast, accurate, and powerful to make a good presentation – especially when chasing cruising fish on the flats. An angler must be ready and able to throw casts at 30 to 70 feet with 1-2 false casts. In these situations, a fast-action, powerful rod is important.
The Douglas SKY 7904 is an outstanding 7wt fly rod for saltwater.
Why Own A 7 Weight Fly Rod
If you’re looking for a rod that can handle a variety of fishing techniques, specifically for larger fish, then you’ll want to add 7 wt fly rod to your quiver. They excel at casting large flies, streamers with sink tips, handling wind, and casting long distances.
Douglas 7 Weight Fly Rods
We offer several 7 weight fly rods at different price points, including:
- LRS 9’ – 7wt (LRS F7904) – a price-point rod that is reliable and durable.
- DXF 9’ – 7wt (DXF 7904) – a mid-priced, performance rod that is fun to fish with.
- SKY 9’ – 7wt (SKY 7904) – a high-end, high-performance fly rod that can handle it all.