Best 5 Weight Fly Rods2018-07-25T17:16:21+00:00

Best 5 Weight Fly Rods

Looking for a 5 weight fly rod? Thankfully fly rod manufacturers are constantly improving their designs and using lighter and stronger materials in their rods.  There has never been a better time to be in the market for an affordable 5 weight fly rod.

Below we show you the best selling 5 weight fly rods.

5 weight fly rods are great all-around fly rods.  Fly rods in 5 weight are so popular because they are capable of handing everything from large trout and bass down to panfish.

We enjoy high-end rods tremendously, but spending a lot of money on an expensive 5 weight isn’t entirely necessary.  Entry level 5 weight fly rods sport many of the same features as top-shelf rods.  Good quality cork grips and reel inserts have become commonplace for entry level rods.  Very often the rods are made from exactly the same rod blanks as mid to high-end rods.

Today’s best selling 5 weight fly rods can really help you save some cash.  And when you are concentrating on the great fishing, you won’t have any regrets that you saved more than enough cash for a good quality fly line or a landing net.

These are Amazon’s top selling 5 weight rods:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod (586-4) - 5 Weight, 8'6' Fly Fishing Rod
28 Reviews
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod (586-4) - 5 Weight, 8'6" Fly Fishing Rod
  • Fresh water, moderate action rod
  • Dark clay brown blank with matching rosewood reel seat insert
  • Custom machined reel seat components, Titanium oxide stripping guides
  • Alignment dots for easy rod setup, Divided brown ballistic nylon rod tube
  • Lifetime Warranty
Bestseller No. 2
Orvis Encounter 5-Weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit (5wt, 9'0', 4pc)
1 Reviews
Orvis Encounter 5-Weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit (5wt, 9'0", 4pc)
  • The Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfits feature a quality graphite construction fly rod, Orvis Encounter Large Arbor Fly Reel, Orvis WF Floating Trout Fly Line, Dacron Backing, and Tapered Leader...professionally rigged and ready to fish!
  • State-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance
  • Free U.S. Shipping from
Bestseller No. 3
Orvis Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit
53 Reviews
Orvis Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit
  • Orvis Encounter 5WT 9' Fly Rod Outfit
Bestseller No. 4
Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 4 Piece Fly Rod 5/6 9’ Complete Starter Package
515 Reviews
Wild Water Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 4 Piece Fly Rod 5/6 9’ Complete Starter Package
  • Fly Fishing Package - 9 ft, 5/6 weight, 4 pc rod, large arbor reel, preinstalled line, backing and leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box, flies, and a detailed instruction book. Includes spare leader, zinger and nipper/knot tying tool.
  • Rod comes with Lifetime Warranty. Slow action, mid flex IM8 graphite design, aluminum reel seat, stainless steel stripper guide with SiC ring, stainless steel single foot snake guides and hook keeper. 7" western-style grip made with high quality cork and compressed cork trim rings.
  • Waterproof, Floating Fly Box - 5.25" x 3.5" x 1.25", custom foam design, holds up to 372 flies. Includes 3 each of Black Ants, Parachute Adams, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph flies, all size 14. Best suited for Trout, Panfish, small streams, ponds, and backpacking
  • Diecast Aluminum Fly Fishing Reel - Large arbor design reel, pre-loaded 20 pound blaze orange backing, weight forward 5-weight floating fly line, and 9' 5X leader. Diecast aluminum spool, frame and reel foot, stainless steel internal components, quick release spool, and disc drag for fine tension adjustments.
  • Wild Water is a US based company started in 2006. US based support. Package includes rod bag, lightweight rod case with a zippered storage pouch, starter booklet, and gift box packaging.
Bestseller No. 5
Fenwick AETOS Fly Fishing Rod, 9 ft., 5 wt
44 Reviews
Fenwick AETOS Fly Fishing Rod, 9 ft., 5 wt
  • Fast-action blank for ideal performance and recovery
  • Artfully crafted with a lightweight feel
  • 4-section deep blue fly fishing rod with carbon flake accents
  • AAA-grade cork handle for a firm yet comfortable grip
  • Fenwick cloth covered rod tube and bag included