When choosing a fly rod you need to ask yourself what are you fly fishing for. If it is trout, the best allround fly rod for fly fishing would be a 4 to 5 weight rod of about 9ft. If you are mostly fly fishing small streams, a shorter rod of 8 to 8'6". Rod action I would suggest medium to medium fast depending on your fly fishing casting ability. If you are planning to Fish New Zealand you would concider a or 6wt Fast action Fly rod. For a novice, we also sell Fly Outfits and Combo's as they are a well suited combo, however a medium action rod is more forgiving if choosing a rod only. Most fly fishing rods these days come in 4 sections, I don't see any advantage in 2 or 4 piece rods for fly fishing as they are harder to travel with and as resale value goes, nobody wants them. If you have any questions at all about purchasing a fly rod or fly reel for your next fly fishing adventure please reach out to us and we will help you select the right rod to go fly fishing. Copyright 2021. FlynGuide Fly Rods.