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Fly Fishing Rod Action

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Joe Rizzi is a proficient emergency management professional and the Director of Emergency Management for Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon. Also the state’s representative to the International Association of Emergency Management, Joe Rizzi has accumulated three decades of project and emergency management experience. An avid fisherman, Mr. Rizzi enjoys fly fishing the streams and rivers of Oregon.

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Fly Fishing Rod Action

  1. 1. Fly Fishing Rod Action Joe Rizzi, Oregon
  2. 2. Introduction • Joe Rizzi is a proficient emergency management professional and the Director of Emergency Management for Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon. Also the state’s representative to the International Association of Emergency Management, Joe Rizzi has accumulated three decades of project and emergency management experience. An avid fisherman, Mr. Rizzi enjoys fly fishing the streams and rivers of Oregon. Fly fishing is a fishing method in which a lure, known as a fly, is cast out to hook fish. The method, which relies on specialized casting techniques and equipment to be successful, has led to the development of fishing pole customization options in areas such as the action of the rod. Rod action styles for fly fishing typically come in three options:
  3. 3. Fly Fishing • - Fast Action – This style is rigid and difficult for beginners, but offers quick action and longer casts in addition to greater reliability in poor weather conditions. - Moderate Fast to Moderate Action – Preferred for beginners, these styles balance the rigidity of a fast action rod with greater flexibility and offer greater line control. - Slow Action – A flexible style that is suited for short casts in small fishing environments and lacks the rigidity and casting distance of other styles.

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