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 trout fly rods for under £150. All the fly rods in this feature have been specifically chosen by our team based on 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 highly recommend that you come in-store and ‘try before you buy’. This will allow our team to help you select the perfect casting tool based on your casting technique.

Number 1

SHAKESPEARE SUPRA SIGMA

shakespeare sigma supra fly rod

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 7′ – 11′
  • Line Rating: #3 – #8
  • 4 piece
  • Titanium Oxide Stripper Guides
  • Aluminium engraved reel seat
  • Half Wells handle on the 7ft, 7ft6, 8ft, 8ft6 and 9ft versions
  • Removable fighting butt and full wells handle on 9ft6, 10ft, and 11ft versions
  • Supplied in quality cordura tube
  • MODERATE-FAST ACTION

Overview

Built on a slim, lightweight blank. The Sigma Supra is Shakespeare’s mid range offering. It has a slightly more progressive action than the Agility range, making it one of the best entry level fly rods on the market. The slightly slower action allows newcomers to the sport perfect their timing on the cast whilst providing a very forgiving fish playing tool.

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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Number 2

SHAKESPEARE AGILITY 2

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: #3 – #8
  • Line Rating: #3 – #8
  • 4 piece
  • Zirconium Oxide Stripper guides
  • Engraved Aluminium reel seat
  • AAA Cork handles
  • Slim Half Wells handle on the 7ft, 8ft, 8ft6 and 9ft versions
  • Full Wells handles on the 9ft6, 10ft and 11ft versions
  • Removable fighting butt and additional 4inch (10cm) extension handle supplied with 9ft6 #6, 9ft6 #7 and all models 10ft #6 and above
  • Supplied in quality cordura tube
  • FAST ACTION

Overview

The Agility is the next range up from the Sigma Supra range. Coming equipped with a faster action rod blank that is usually associated with higher price point rods. The Agility 2 will appeal to anglers that are looking for a great value rod that does not compromise on performance. Coming equipped with a cork handle and finished with a pearly grey blank, the Agility 2 is a lot of rod for the money.

Angling Active Pro Tip

With it’s great value and faster action. The Agility 2 will appeal to both novice and experienced anglers alike.

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Number 3

AIRFLO SUPER STIK MK11

airflo super stik mkii fly rod

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 9′ – 10’6″
  • Line Rating: #5 -#8
  • 4 piece
  • Cutting edge carbon technology
  • Lightweight, durable and responsive blanks
  • High quality guides and fittings
  • Composite cork handle
  • Subtle olive blank finish
  • Supplied with cordura carry tube

Overview

The Airflo Super Stick MK2 is an upgrade of its predecessor, the MK1, and it does not disappoint on any level. The user-friendly MK2 has a moderate-fast action that provides excellent casting and presentation qualities. Beginners will enjoy the rods forgiving rod blank characteristics. whilst more experienced anglers will enjoy releasing the full potential of the rod.

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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Number 4

GREYS GR20

greys gr20 fly rod

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 8′ – 10′
  • Line Rating: #4 – #7
  • 4 piece
  • ntermediate modulus carbon bank
  • AAA grade cork handle
  • Anodised aluminium saltwater safe reel seat with twin locking nuts
  • Hook keeper ring
  • Black coloured blanks with blue highlight colours
  • Supplied with Cordura tube
  • MODERATE ACTION

Overview

The Greys GR20 Fly Rod is from Greys affordable range of fly rods. The smooth, forgiving medium action rod is effortlessly easy to cast, allowing any angler to buy into and enjoy 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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Number 5

GREYS GR40

greys gr40 fly rod

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 7’6″ – 10′
  • Line Rating: #3 – #8
  • 4 piece
  • A step towards faster action rods
  • High intermediate modulus carbon blank
  • AAA grade cork handle
  • Anodised aluminium saltwater safe reel seat with twin locking nuts
  • Hook keeper ring
  • Laser engraved Greys fin logo on butt cap
  • Black coloured blanks with gold highlight colours
  • Supplied with Cordura tube
  • MODERATE-FAST ACTION

Overview

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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Number 6

GREYS GR60

greys gr60 fly rod

Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 6′ – 10′
  • Line Rating: #3 – #8
  • 4 piece
  • Toreon nano blank technology
  • Anodised aluminium reel seat
  • AAA grade cork handle
  • Stealthy black satin blanks
  • Supplied with a rod tube and cloth rod bag
  • MODERATE-FAST ACTION

Overview

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. Although the higher line rating models are outwith our £150 budget, the 9′ #6 models are just shy of our budget but we thought it was too good a rod not to share with you!

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Number 7

SCIERRA SRX V2

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Specification at a glance

  • Rod Length: 9’6 – 10′
  • Line Rating: #6 – #8
  • 4 piece
  • Build on 40T Japanese carbon material
  • High quality Portuguese cork
  • Quality aluminium reel seat
  • Quality salt water resistant stripping and snake guides
  • Supplied in cloth bag and quality cordura tube, with shoulder strap and carry handle
  • FAST ACTION
  • Overview

    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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