5 Weight Fly Rods

If you ask most fly anglers which rod they started on, chances are they’ll say it was a five-weight. It’s for a good reason, too. A five-weight fly rod is a do-it-all tool, great for targeting just about any of the trout species, as well as smallmouth bass, bluegill, carp, and maybe even a largemouth given the right setting. If we had to sum it up, we’d call it a (very) happy medium, a jack of all trades. So, if you’re looking for a rod to get started with, or a rod that you’ll probably use more than any other weight, look no further than a five-weight rod. It’ll handle 90 percent of what you need it to handle.

Because it’s such a popular weight, we offer a five-weight in almost every model. If you’re looking for the best introduction you can get to fly fishing, check out our Drifter in 9’ and 10’. For the feel and flexibility of fiberglass, look into our Revival rod. To take a step into the major leagues, pick up one of our Vesper rods in 9’ or 10’, built with the best quality materials on the market and a beautiful medium casting action. We also offer a switch rod option with our Drifter “Prophecy” at a power-packed 11’.

Regardless of which rod you choose, our five-weight rods are built to the highest standards—distinctive styles inspired by classic design, custom reel seats made with unique burled hardwoods, hand-turned cork grips, and more. Each of our five-weight rods is the perfect balance of value and craftsmanship, proof that you don’t need to shell out for a second mortgage to have a great day on the water. If you have a question about which rod weight is right for you, or which model fits your needs, be sure to reach out to us at info@moonshinerods.com. Cheers to tight lines and we’ll see you out there.