FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft

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The FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod is your go-to gear for on-the-go fishing. With a telescopic, internally lined design, this rod sets up in just 30 seconds, always rigged and ready because you can have your fly tied on in travel. 

This version of the rod Stores at 19 in. and fishes at 9 ft. long we call our ~ 4-5wt and can be used for general trout fishing and most situations.  Stash it in your day-pack or desk drawer for when you get that chance to fish. 

Embrace the simplicity of our kit, merging elements from tenkara style and traditional rods. While you may sacrifice some casting distance compared to traditional rods, the 30-second setup ensures you're on the water swiftly – because the FIRST CAST is what truly matters!

Each rod is shipped already set up minus the fly tied on!  

(This one has all the v2.0 updates in it as noted HERE )


Rod  Graphite  ~4wt - 9'  - Medium action - internal line

Reel Aluminum CNC - Carbon drag - 75mm OD - Left/right retrieve

Line 90ft - Floating - Proprietary line made in partnership with Rio

Storage 19" collapsed  -  8oz Rod & Reel  -  2oz Case

Setup Stores with fly tied on, extend and cast in 30 seconds

What's included Rod, Reel, Line, Tapered Leader, neoprene storage bag, compact fly box

Where is it Made Finished + Assembled in USA w/Imported and USA produced components 


Click on the below logos to see the full reviews: 
Mountain Weekly News Rates REYR Gear #1 Gift Fly Fishing
"Put Simply I am completely obsessed with the Reyr rod" - MTN News
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GEAR JUNKIE Launches REYR Gear Fly Rod
"REYR Gear upends traditional design" - G.J. 
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Adventure Journal Reviews REYR Gear Fly Rod
"Magical Telescoping Fly Rod"   A.J. 
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Business Insider Reviews REYR Gear Travel Fly rod for hiking and bike fishing
"Since I'm an avid bikepacker and hiker, I like a fly rod I can sling in a backpack and unfold in a minute to access a whole range of new fishing experiences" - B.I.
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Trout and Fly Blog Reviews REYR Gear Fly Rod for hiking and fishing
"I think I’ve finally found my ideal set up both for traveling and small streams." 
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Gear Patrol Introduces REYR Gear Innovative fly rod
"Interested in Fly Fishing? This is the rod to get you started"  - G.P. 
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 Aspen Daily News Reviews REYR Gear Fly Rod
"the convenience of not having to re-rig for just 25 minutes of fishing is priceless"  - J.C. 
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COOL Things Intro's REYR Gear Fly Rod
"REYR First Cast updates the fly rod into simpler, more portable gear" - C.T.
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Fly Lords Reviews the REYR Gear First Cast Travel Fly Rod
"It’s easy to pack away, carry, and rig, and offers a fun new way to get on the water."  F.L.
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Path Less Pedaled Reviews REYR Gear Fly Rod for bikefishing
Video 1:  Bikefishing in Bear Country - Take traditional rods and the REYR Gear rods bikefishing 
Video 2:  Full Review after 1 month of use
"Most tuck'd rod on the market. I hit the water faster than the other fisherman" - P.L.P
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Founder Interviewed on the release of this new rod
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"Fits in my work bag, my tiny Civic coupe, my carry on, and my car seat pocket and comes with a case already with the reel and fly left on." T.P. 

How do you setup and use the rod? 

- Rod comes with line fed through it and all you need to do is open it up and take a cast, see video HERE 

What if I pull the line out of the rod? 

- You can feed it back through by following this little method HERE 

Can I buy the rod by itself? 

- Not right now,  We spent almost 2 years working on this combination of parts to make this rod work well as an easy to use system.  The goal is to give you a package that is ready to go and already setup when the box arrives!

Am I a LEFTY or RIGHTY for ordering?  

- A bit tricky with rods, but you should hold the rod with your dominant hand, and crank the reel with the other.  Our standard offering is for right-handers who hold the rod with their right hand,  the other is for those freakish lefties (like our founder) 

Does the reel flip from RIGHTY to LEFTY crank? 

- YEP!  flip the bearing on the reel and spool the line the other way if you have the wrong direction crank reel See video HERE on how to do it

Can I change the reel or line once I get it? 

- Yes these can be changed however you like, but we recommend staying with our line as we worked with engineers and industry experts to make specifically this line work well in the rod 

Can I use the rod in saltwater? 

- Yep! we would just recommend you take off the butt cap and rinse out the inside when you get home

I got my rod stuck open, what do I do? 

- You don't need much force to secure the rod open, but if it does get stuck at full length a twist of each section is usually most effective,  if not bump the bottom of the rod on a solid surface to try and coax it loose

Do you sell replacement tips and parts? 

- We cover any parts that are defective or broken in normal use free of charge, just show us a picture of what happened and we will work with you to replace what is broken.

- If your dog ate it or you slammed it in a car door though, we have a section where you can buy replacement parts HERE 

Return Policy:

- If you are not satisfied with your purchase please email us within 30 days of your ship date to communicate why and we will accept back the complete product in good condition and refund your purchase minus the shipping cost.  

International Shipping?

We Currently ship to the USA, Canada and Japan. We hope to add more countries soon.

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FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
Telescoping backpacking rod shown collapsed for storage
Action is shown on our telescoping travel fly rod
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
FIRST CAST Travel Fly Rod - 4wt - 9ft
Fits Anywhere

Collapsed at 17" it fits in small bags and can come on any adventure

Rigged & Ready

The only fly rod sold that travels with your fly tied on, so you can always get to that First Cast when you see a fish

Internal Line

Running line on the inside of the rod lets us remove eyelets so we can tuck all the fragile sections inside the rod to protect them, and for a clean kit in travel



Not many telescoping rods out there, but this one is by far the best! I have the 5wt & 8wt in the competitor brand (k-king) and they're stiff as a board, no action. To boot they're huge! The reyr has so much more play and is tiny at 17". I recommend these over all the others I've tried, perfect bike packing rod.


If you're like me and make as many plans as possible based on fishable water on vacations, out of town trips or, like me, I bought this rod to go in my work truck. It literally sets up with the flick of your wrist! I've broke it out and fished when I had 30 min before my next appointment and I've broke it out when I saw a fish break in a stream and I just needed to know if my one cast would get that fish! Great rod, convenient, lightweight and best of all just as sensitive as your other 4wt!


Just wanted to say I am a complete 100% supporter of you guys! I can't stop bragging about my 6wt rod from REYR!
I am currently in Montana and have used this rod 3 days in a row so far and am blown away. I love being able to pack it down when hiking/bushwhacking/river crossing. I caught some awesome fish on this to and the rod held up perfectly fine.
You guys did a great job with this product and I really can't wait to get some more gear from you!

Montana & Alaska

I bought this at the beginning of the summer, looking for something to take on backpacking trips, figuring I'd try to catch some trout I always see in the back country. Previously, I hadn't been much of a fisherman, but soon I found myself trying to get away every weekend to use this thing. Really fast to assemble, super compact, very durable--really an amazing rod.

Los Angeles, CA

Exactly As Advertised -
Complete beginner to fly fishing, other than one float trip with a guide I had never used a fly rod before purchasing the 4wt first cast.

First trip out was with a friend who also is new to fly fishing, but they have a traditional rod. As advertised, I had my rod ready to go within a minute of getting to our spot, and on the second or third cast caught a brook trout. My friend was still getting his traditional rod ready to go.

Anyway, often times marketing sounds too good to be true, but so far with the Reyr rod it has came true. As a complete novice, on my three trips out with the First Cast, I’ve caught fish. I’m very happy with my purchase, and would recommend the First Cast to anyone


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