Daiwa NewEra Fly Rods Explained

We’ve heard over the last day or so that the Daiwa NewEra Fly Rod range have rolled off the production line, from their home in Scotland, and are now on their way to shops all around the UK. As Daiwa’s game angling consultant, Hywel Morgan had his keen eye for fly rod technology and design cast over the length development and production of these rods, testing them on every available fishing day. Right where they should be tested …on the water! Hywel promises these rods are worth the wait!

What’s so special about the Daiwa NewEra fly fishing rod range? Daiwa have integrated X45 Carbon to the construction of their blanks, A three layer laminated construction which give you precision, power and performance. The three layers the rod is constructed from help counteract crushing, bending and twisting, helping you deliver your fly exactly where you want it as easily as possible.

The Daiwa NewEra Trout Rod range consists of 8 separate models from a 9′ 5# river rod through to a 11’3″ 7/8# top of the water rod. This impressive range of rods feature everything an angler could look for with dedicated river, small-water, bank and boat fishing rods.

The Daiwa range starts with the 9ft 5 weight – the ideal river fishing rod. Featuring a light and extremely sensitive tip, this fly rod can throw dries at range, fish wet flies down and across and make the most of short range nymphing when trout or grayling are close to the bottom and heavy flies are needed to get down.

All your small still water boxes will be ticked with the 9ft 6 weight NewEra, the perfect rod for stalking with light tippet, fishing dries around reeds or throwing the occasional lure on a sinking line.

For the bank angler there are three rods in the range that may take your fancy, the 9ft 6inch 6 weight, a dry fly or light nymph anglers dream. The 9ft 6inch 7 weight which is the go to bank rod in the range. Then comes the 9ft 6inch 8 weight, great for throwing heavy sinking lines, shooting heads or the occasional trip salmon fishing.

The boat range feature three highly favourable rods, the 10ft 7weight which again is the go to boat fishing rod, 10ft 8 weight when you need that extra bit of power for casting large flies or heavy sinking lines all day long and the 11ft 3inch 7/8 weight which not only doubles up as a great switch rod, but is ideal for top of the water fishing for brown trout too.

Last in the Daiwa Range is the selection of salmon fishing rods, a range of 5 rods starting with a 11ft 3inch 7/8weight switch rod all the way up to 15ft 11wt.

Hywel Morgan Fly Fishing DVD’s

Over the years expert fly fisherman and world champion caster Hywel Morgan has built up a great understanding of casting, fly fishing and fly tying. Fishing competitions all around the world at International, Commonwealth and World Level his fishing has changed to cope with these demanding situations.

In the following few DVD’s Hywel describes how to cast like a pro, tempt the most fierce fresh water fish in the UK and catch fish all throughout the year from the bank, and also the flies to get those fish on the bank!


4 Seasons Still Water Bank Fishing

This DVD is a great on the water Instructional DVD, showing the angler how to get their flies in the optimum feeding zone, we it with weighted flies or sinking fly lines.

This comprehensive bank fishing guide is packed with useful hints and tips that will help you catch fish wherever you are at whatever time of the year. As the seasons change so do the techniques, and Hywel explains each method and choice in detail while demonstrating how to use them effectively in the varying seasonal conditions

4 Seasons Still Water Bank Fishing

The Complete Cast

Want to perfect your over head cast? Or throw the tightest of loops into the smallest of gaps? This is the only casting DVD you’re going to need! Hywel Morgan takes you through each cast, single and double handed.

With a detailed menu for quick cast tutorials, the complete cast is the best all round casting tutorial you’ll ever need.

The Complete Cast

To Lure A Killer

Hywel and Anthony trade tips and secrets, styles and even fishing rods in the bid to discover new pike fishing techniques. Fishing at both Estwaite and Anglian waters Pitsford Reservoir both discover a new level of fishing.

Will Hywel land his first ever pike on his trusty fly or the unfamiliar lure? Will Anthony give up his bucket of lures for a couple of pike flies? Which method is best To Lure A Killer?

To Lure a Killer

Hywel Morgan Fly Tying

Sat at the vice and stuck for inspiration? Just starting out on rivers or lakes and need to get a few trusted patterns in your fly box? Take a look at these series of fly tying DVDs from Hywel Morgan.

From the most basic of river flies to the most inventive lures, Hywel takes you through 26 of his most successful patterns of all times.


10 top river patterns – Fly Tying – River Patterns

16 of the best trout flies – Fly Tying – Stillwater Patterns

Perfect Stocking fillers for the fly fisher of the family!