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Even though fly rod manufacturers make fly rods of many lengths, it is pretty well agreed in the fly fishing industry that the best all-around fly rod length is 9-ft. That's considered to be the most versatile length for the widest variety of fly fishing situations you'll encounter. Some people who fish very small streams prefer a shorter rod, but you can still fish these streams just by casting up-stream or down-stream instead of across the stream with a 9-ft rod. Or, you can consider buying two fly rods, one for the small streams and one for your other fishing.
Next let's talk about the "weight" of a fly rod. Don't be confused. This does not mean what a rod weighs if you were to put it on a scale. Instead, the weight of a fly rod is determined by the diameter of the fly line that the rod is designed to cast. In your beginning fly fishing class you probably saw fly lines that were of different thicknesses. Those were lines designed to catch lighter or heavier weight fish.