saltwater fly rod

  1. TFO Mangrove Coast Fly Rod Review

    TFO Mangrove Coast Fly Rod Review
    When Temple Fork Outfitters announced the Mangrove Coast, it grabbed our attention immediately. The Mangrove Coast is legendary saltwater fly angler Flip Pallot's new signature model and the Walker's Cay Chronicles star designed the Mangrove Coast with the intermediate angler in mind. At $289.95, the rod certainly is affordable compared to high-end options out there, but how does it perform? With Flip's name behind the Mangrove Coast, we were curious to see if the rod had anything to offer the advanced saltwater fly angler. If you are interested in learning the results, you are going to want to read on.
  2. Thomas & Thomas Sextant Fly Rod Review

    Thomas & Thomas Sextant Fly Rod Review
    The fly fishing industry has seen several high-profile, saltwater-specific rod releases these past few years. There is a hint of irony here, considering destination travel has been severely limited due to Covid-19. Nevertheless, Thomas & Thomas is the latest major rod manufacturer to get in on the action with their latest saltwater rod, the Sextant. T&T has a penchant for designing excellent saltwater rods, and the Sextant is generating a ton of buzz. If you are interested in seeing how the Sextant stacks up against the cream-of-the-crop, you will not want to miss this review.
  3. Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review

    Hardy Zane Pro Fly Rod Review
    Hardy is no stranger to producing great saltwater fly rods. The Zane Pro's predecessor, the Zephrus Salt, was especially well-received by the anglers who had the opportunity to fish them. Read on to see if the Zane Pro stands out in a crowded market filled with exceptional 8wts geared for the flats fanatics.
  4. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Permit

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Permit
    The holy grail of saltwater fishing, the Permit, drives anglers crazy. Seriously people go insane for this fish. Permit are temperamentally snooty and senselessly selective. There are other species that are similarly difficult to catch but none as frustratingly conceited as the Permit. People spend thousands of dollars and go on more than a few trips to catch one Permit on the fly. Choosing the right fly rod helps. Read on to see which rod is best.
  5. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Redfish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Redfish
    Redfish are thrilling to catch on a fly and often tail their way into shallow water to be sight fished by patient anglers. They’re fish that feed with the tide, so care and attention should be paid to tidal patterns and fish behavior during the range of tidal oscillation. Effort should also be expressed in choosing a fly rod for these heavy-shouldered predators. Most Redfish enthusiasts will hand you an 8wt and send you on your way. There are times, however, when a 7wt or a 9wt is a better tool for the job. How do you choose? Read on to find out.
  6. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Striped Bass

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Striped Bass
    Needless to say, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach doesn’t work when choosing a fly rod for Stripers. Trust me, you don’t want to fight a 1lb fish and a 30lb fish on the same fly rod. That being said, fish size isn’t the only consideration when choosing a fly rod for Stripers. We’re here to offer some advice and to highlight useful recommendations.
  7. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Pacific Salmon
    Salmon are known for their commercial fishing value, but they also put up a great fight on a fly rod. The 5 species of Pacific Salmon differ in size and feeding habits, so the best fly rod setup differs across species. We’re here to make suggestions for each species and offer some general fly rod recommendations.  
  8. How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Bonefish

    How to Choose the Best Fly Rod for Bonefish
    The topic of choosing a fly rod for Bonefish is particularly relevant as we muddle through the winter season here in Maine and begin looking forward to warm-weather saltwater getaways. Whether you’re venturing to the Bahamas, Belize, or even Hawaii, a proper Bonefish setup can play a significant role in making or breaking the trip of a lifetime. In-Depth knowledge of fisheries, weather patterns, and personal preferences is imperative when traveling to fly fish, and choosing the right fly rod for Bonefish follows these three reflections closely. Read on to find out which Bonefish rod is for you.
  9. Winston Saltwater Air Fly Rod Review

    Winston Saltwater Air Fly Rod Review
    Winston recently introduced the new Winston Saltwater Air, a big game rod series with extra power and strength. The fly fishing community has responded with gusto. In fact, the Salt Air won Best New Product for 2018 at EFTTEX, the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition. Does Winston’s new rod series live up to all the hype? We think so. Read on to find out why.
  10. Thomas & Thomas Exocett Fly Rod Review

    Thomas & Thomas Exocett Fly Rod Review
    T&T released the Exocett in 2017 as their flagship saltwater series. Since then, the Exocett has been a staple saltwater rod in the quiver of many anglers and has endured as one of the highest performing rods on the market. The Exocett has been put to the test time and again in the past year and still outranks much of the competition. Read on to find out why the T&T Exocett has risen to the top in the ever-changing saltwater fly rod market.

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