Flies and Gear
Fishing is cheaper than therapy and our results are better! All equipment and tackle is provided for your trip, spin or fly. If you would like to bring your own equipment talk to your guide to make sure the line and rod weight will match that of your quarry. If using your own gear, please have it rigged up before the trip — it will save time and expedite our fishing.
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The fish have a tremendous advantage, so having the right gear is critical. If you plan to bring your own, take a look below for suggested outfits. Targeted species and line/leader combinations are also provided.
|Rod Weight||Rod Action||Fly Line||Leader Length / Test||Suitable Species||About the Rig|
|Medium, Fast||Weight forward floating||9' / 12-20lbs||Redfish||Excellent for calm, slick days when fish are sensitive and require soft presentation.|
|Medium, Fast||350 grain (or greater) Intermediate, sink tip||9' / 12-16lbs||Spotted Sea Trout, Flounder||Delivers the fly lower in the feeding column and provides plenty of power without compromising presentation.|
|Fast||Weight forward floating||9' / 12-16lbs||Redfish, Bluefish, TripleTail||The workhorse combination for casting a variety of flies in both calm and windy conditions.|
|Fast||350 grain (or greater) Intermediate, sink tip||7'6" - 9' / 16-20lbs||Spotted Sea trout, Striped Bass||Perfect for chasing larger species holding lower in the water without sacrificing control and accuracy.|
|Medium, Fast||Weight forward floating||9' / 16-20lbs||Redfish, Bluefish||Predominantly used in heavy wind conditions or when casting large top-water flies.|
|Fast||450 grain (or greater) Intermediate, sink tip||9' / 16-20lbs||Striped Bass||Providing more strength and fighting power, this outfit is a solid performer when enticing large fish on the bottom.|
|Fast||Weight forward floating||9' / 20lbs Steel Braided||Tarpon, Sharks||Reserved for the largest species when you need plenty of brawn to land a monster fish.|
|Reel Advice||All rods should be balanced with a salt-water reel, matching your rod weight and including at least 200 yards of 20 to 30lb backing. Disc systems with a variable drag are essential to give the angler the best opportunity to play a fish regardless of its size. Capt Seth uses the finest Scott Fly Rods matched with Nautilus Fly Reels.|