RIO REDFISH/SEATROUT TAPERED LEADER
Designed For The Fly Fisher Who Pursues Redfish, Seatrout, And Other Similar Saltwater Species. RIO’s Redfish/Seatrout Leaders have been designed for the fly fisher that pursues Redfish, Sea trout and other similar saltwater species. They have a taper design that easily turns over typical saltwater patterns, and are made of a medium stiff nylon that cope with tough winds. Each leader is 9ft long and available from 10lb (0.012″) to 30lb (0.022″)
- Medium-stiff material for casting saltwater flies
- Tough, abrasion resistant nylon for durability
- Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
SAGE PULSE FLY ROD
The DXF may be the most versatile mid-priced rod series on the market today. Douglas has made the DXF in nearly every rod model from single-hand trout rods to nymph-specific models, two-handed models, and more. These rods combine fast action performance with efficient blank taper technology to create a rod that is powerful and efficient in nearly every angling scenario. Douglas has accomplished what many rod manufacturers have set out to achieve: a well-rounded series that includes a rod for any angler.
DOUGLAS UPSTREAM FLY ROD
The Douglas Upstream is designed to be a rod for small water and small fish. The unique cane-looking rod blank and full cork reel seat give this rod an old-fashioned feel. Underneath its outer shell, however, lies contemporary graphite technology that makes the Upstream one of the best small water fly rods on the market. The Upstream has superb accuracy inside 30 feet and works to protect light tippets. Small dry flies turn over effortlessly and delicately on small creeks to fool wary fish with the Upstream. If you’re looking for your next slow-action short-range dry fly rod, the Upstream is one of the best.
ORVIS BATTENKILL FLY REEL
- Battenkill I for line weights 1-3, 2.8 oz., 2¾” diameter
- Battenkill II for line weights 3-5, 2.9 oz., 3″ diameter
- Battenkill III for line weights 5-7, 3.2 oz., 3¼” diameter
- Battenkill IV for line weights 7-9, 8.5 oz., 3¾” diameter
- Battenkill V for line weights 9-11, 9.5 oz., 4″ diameter
The Orvis Battenkill click-and-pawl reels are a ‘minimalist’s dream’. These reels are made to provide the angler with a pure connection to the fish; not huge drag system or flashy design. These reels are traditional, classic, and ultralight. Made for the enthusiastic trout angler, the Battenkill keeps small-reel functionality without adding unnecessary design features that increase weight. While the reel is old-fashioned, it’s also contemporarily durable and is finished and built using top-notch fly reel technology. Orvis has always been progressive yet traditional and the Battenkill is a prime example of that history.
NAUTILUS NV-G FLY REEL
The >NV–G is the Nautilus flagship saltwater reel series. These reels are at the top of the saltwater game and combine innovation and engineering from years of Nautilus research and design. An ultra-large arbor spool maximizes retrieval rates, a bombproof drag helps play the largest fish, and an expertly designed drag knob makes drag adjustability a breeze. Every feature on this reel was carefully programmed to fit into a reel that has unparalleled performance. Safe to say Nautilus, and the >NV–G, are at the top of the saltwater fly reel market.
NAUTILUS CCF-X2 FLY REEL
The Nautilus CCF-X2 is one of our favorite saltwater reels on the market. This reel was the winner of our 2018 8-Weight Fly Reel Shootout, and for good reason. With a ton of max drag, great drag adjustability, and huge retrieval rates, this reel has everything a saltwater angler could ever need. If you’re in the market for your next saltwater fly reel, the CCF-X2 is one of the best options on the market, especially for the price.
ROSS EVOLUTION R FLY REEL
The Ross Evolution R combines impeccable engineering with clean aesthetics to produce one of the best trout reels on the market. This reel is lightweight and really strong for stellar freshwater performance. The drag knob offers unique palming capabilities and an incredibly strong drag allows anglers to target any freshwater fish. This reel also has solid retrieval rates and an easy-to-release spool to make it user-friendly and a real fish fighting machine. Ross has been at the top of their freshwater fly reel game for a while now and the Evolution R is sure to prolong their seat atop the throne.
REDINGTON CLASSIC TROUT FLY ROD
The Classic Trout is Redington’s mid-priced moderate action trout rod. The CT is perfect for spring creeks, small streams, and even some drift boat fishing on larger tailwater fisheries. The rod’s medium-action makes delicate presentations at close-range a breeze and the rod’s functional componentry make the CT one of the best dry fly rods in its price range. If you’re a novice dry fly angler looking to take your game to the next level, the Redington Classic Trout is one of the best in the entry-level price range.
RIO OUTBOUND SHORT SHOOTING HEAD FLY LINE
Powerful, Easy Casting Shooting Heads That Make Long Distance Casts Simple. RIO‘s shooting heads are based on the popularOutBound Short lines, and are designed to castvery long distances. The front loaded weightdistribution quickly loads a rod, while the uniquestep down taper at the back allows for verylong flight times and easy distance. The headsare built two sizes above the AFTM standardto correctly load modern rods – anglers do notneed to step up a line size when choosing a linefor their rod, as this is done in the design. Eachhead has an EasyID loop at the back end forquick recognition.RIO recommends attaching the following headsizes to these shooting lines sizes:ST7 to ST8 – 0.024”/0.026” shooting line, or25lb SlickShooter/GripShooterST8 to ST10 – 0.030”/0.032” shooting line or35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
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