Best Fly Rods for Creek FishingFly rods for creek fishing should be short, flexible, and fun to cast at close range with dry flies. Most anglers prefer rods in the 2-4 weight range from 7' - 8'6" long depending on the size of the creek or small stream that they will be fishing. While some of these models are availablle in heavier weights, all of them offer some light models appropriate for fly fishing on small creeks and streams.