With so many fly rods available on the market, picking the right rod can be overwhelming at times. In this article, we will be going through a list of our best fly rods for trout under £150. All rods have been specifically chosen by our team due to their performance, value for money and their popularity.

We hope this guide will help you narrow your choice down and help you find that perfect rod. If you do live local to one of our stores, we do recommend that you come in and ‘try before you buy’.

shakespeare sigma supra fly rod
SHAKESPEARE SUPRA SIGMA
7′ – 11′
#3 – #8
MODERATE-FAST ACTION
4 piece
Built on a slim, lightweight blank. The Sigma Supra is Shakespeare’s mid range offering. It has a slightly more forgiving action than the Agility range, making it one of the best entry level fly rods to newcomers to the sport.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
The 9ft 6 #7 is a very versatile rod and is our go-to choice for most trout fishing applications.
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SHAKESPEARE AGILITY 2
8’6 – 11′
#3 – #8
FAST ACTION
4 piece
The Agility is the next range up from the Sigma Supra range. Another good entry level rod to newcomers to the sport who want to try a faster actioned rod or someone looking for a value rod that does not compromise on performance. Coming equipped with a cork handle and finished with a pearly grey blank. The affordable Agility 2 has a fast action that seen our team throwing tight loops.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
With it’s great value and faster action. The Agility will appeal to holiday anglers, looking for an affordable travel rod.
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daiwa silvercreek trout fly
DAIWA SILVERCREEK
8′ – 11’3″
#4 – #9
MODERATE-FAST ACTION
4 piece
A very good value for money rod. Providing crisp presentation, it’s moderate fast action is quite forgiving and will appeal to anglers still working on their casting and timing. The rod performs better through feel and will let you know when it’s ready.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
A great reservoir or boat rod. We highly recommend the 10′ 7 weight.
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airflo super stik mkii fly rod
AIRFLO SUPER STIK MK11
9′ – 10’6″
#5 -#8
MODERATE-FAST ACTION
3 & 4 piece
The Air-Flo Super Stick MK2 is an upgrade to its predecessor and has a lot to live up to its reputation. The MK2 does not disappoint. A user-friendly rod with a moderate-fast action that provides excellent casting presentation.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
A great Stillwater rod that can handle big fish and casts extremely well. It also comes with a free Air-flo line which is an added bonus.
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greys gr20 fly rod
GREYS GR20
8′ – 10′
#4 – #7
MODERATE ACTION
4 piece
The Greys GR20 Fly Rod is a smooth, forgiving moderate action rod that is effortless to cast and is of Greys affordable range, allowing any angler to buy into the Greys brand, without compromising on the performance.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
A great rod for the beginner as it has a very forgiving action, which will allow newcomers to the sport to hone their casting skills. Also ideal for intermediate anglers who might want to work on their timing during the cast.
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greys gr20 fly rod
GREYS GR40
7’6″ – 10′
#3 – #8
MODERATE-FAST ACTION
4 piece
Moving up from the GR20, the GR40 comes fitted with better components which makes the rod lighter in hand. The action is of a moderate fast nature, which is the perfect progression from the GR20 range.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
The GR40 is the perfect rod to move up to from any progressive action rod. The rod is still slightly forgiving and is the perfect stepping stone to a faster action rod.
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greys gr20 fly rod
GREYS GR60
6′ – 10′
#3 – #8
MODERATE-FAST ACTION
4 piece
Set to be one of the hottest fly rods in 2019. The GR60 replaces the very popular GR50 range. Coming equipped with Grey’s new Toreon blank technology. Greys have made a classic rod, lighter and stronger.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
Greys new Toreon technology, offers a crisper action and optimises the rods overall performance. Making it feel like a rod well above its price range.
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greys gr20 fly rod
SCIERRA SRX V2
9’6″ – 10′
#6 – #7
FAST ACTION
4 piece
Designed by Scierra’s British Pro staff team, the SRX is perfectly suitable for competition fishing. With a fast action that will help you produce longer casts and cast easier in windy conditions. The fast action also allows you to land fish quicker.
 
Angling Active Pro Tip
An ideal rod for someone looking to participate in competition fishing.
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For more information on choosing the right fly rod, check out our article on How To Choose A Fly Rod.