Best 8 Weight Fly Rods2018-07-25T18:25:15+00:00

Best 8 Weight Fly Rods

Best 8 Weight Fly Rods - Fly Fishing Atlas

Looking for an 8 weight fly rod? Fly rods for big bass, steelhead, and striped bass have come a long way.  Rod makers are constantly making their rod designs lighter, improving their strength and incorporating better materials in their rods.  There has never been a better time to be looking at purchasing an 8 weight.

Below we show you the best selling 8 weight fly rods.

8 weight fly rods are the answer for big fish.  More often than not, 8 weight fly rods feature a fighting butt at the base of the cork grip.  This allows you to plant the rod against your hip and really bring the fight to those large and hard-fighting fish.

We enjoy top-tier fly rods as much as anyone.  Their craftsmanship and performance is often exceptional.  But spending all your hard earned cash on a really high-end 8 weight fly rod isn’t necessary.  Entry level 8 weight fly rods usually have all the same basic features as high quality rods.  Corrosion resistant hardware, good quality cork grips, and solid reel inserts have become commonplace for entry level rods.  Truth be told, very often the blanks from which the rods are made are exactly the same as mid to high-end rods.

Its pretty tough to take note of the fine details of high-end rods while you’re concentrating on fishing anyways.  When you have your 8 weight planted against your hip fighting with a giant steelhead you’ll be glad you saved a ton of cash.

These are Amazon’s top selling 8 weight rods:

 

Bestseller No. 1
M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Extreme Fly Fishing Combo Kit 8 Weight Fly Rod and Reel Outfit
53 Reviews
M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Extreme Fly Fishing Combo Kit 8 Weight Fly Rod and Reel Outfit
  • Maxcatch Extreme Fly Fishing Rod Complete Package. This is the most complete combo set, which includes everything that you will need to start fly fishing
  • One Extreme blue 9', 8wt, 4pc fly rod (Made of IM6 Graphite, A grade cork grip, Solid machined aluminum reel seat)
  • One "ECO" 7/8wt Reel (Large Arbor spool design, die-cast Aluminum body), your reel has been set at the factory for left-hand retrieve. To convert your reel to right-hand retrieve, please contact us for guide
  • Pre-loaded with ECO WF8F fly line, 9ft 2X tapered leader, 30lb 80 yards orange backing
  • High quality trout flies (12 pieces) for fly fishing with a waterproof fly box (dry and wet assortment, #10)
Bestseller No. 2
Sportsman Supply Inc. Redington Crosswater Outfit Reel, Line Weight-8, 9-Feet, 4-Piece, Blue
8 Reviews
Sportsman Supply Inc. Redington Crosswater Outfit Reel, Line Weight-8, 9-Feet, 4-Piece, Blue
  • Medium-Fast Action
  • Attractive trim details and cosmetics
  • Alignment dots for easy rod set up
  • Durable anodized aluminum reel seat, ideal for all fresh and saltwater applications
  • Outfits come complete and ready to fish with a Crosswater reel that's pre spooled with backing, RIO Mainstream WF fly line, and knotless leader
Bestseller No. 3
Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit
31 Reviews
Orvis Encounter 8-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit
  • Orvis Encounter 8WT 9' Fly Rod Outfit
Bestseller No. 4
Orvis Encounter 8-Weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit (8wt, 9'0', 4pc)
4 Reviews
Orvis Encounter 8-Weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit (8wt, 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 ReelFlyRod.com
SaleBestseller No. 5
Orvis Clearwater 8-weight 9' Fly Rod
2 Reviews