This rod is long enough for small to medium-size streams where casts of up to 40 feet may be required. It is a delicate rod, perfect for little spring creeks. Besides being incredibly light, this rod features a very light tip that excels when paired with the ultralight tippets required on spring creeks.
The 8 ½ foot 4-weight is a versatile, small to medium stream rod, capable of handling everything from smaller dries to small streamers. This rod offers a little extra power, less weight and a very delicate tip, making it an excellent choice for those light tippets.
This rod model is what we call the saltwater version. Equipped with a fighting butt its action is extra-extra-fast to help punch through the wind when you are fishing the surf or the flats. Powerful enough to handle bonefish. Perfect for speckled trout, snook, and juvenile permit. The saltwater models focus on accuracy of the cast, reinforced by extra power in the mid-section for distance casting.
This is the bread and butter trout rod for most anglers. A great choice for all-around versatility and performance. This is the lightest, finest casting 9-foot 5-weight in the industry, as determined by more than a few shootouts, comparison tests and university studies.
Years ago, a 9-foot 6-weight was the standard for western trout anglers. As rod materials have improved and rods have become lighters and stronger, the #6 has taken a back seat to the 5-weight. It is now the “in between” size for the transition from trout fishing to warmwater species. Capable of remarkably long casts, this rod also has the ability to make delicate presentations - especially in windy conditions where a #5 can't quite handle it. This is a good streamer rod, and it admirably casts the oversized, wind-resistant poppers, stoneflies and hoppers that are so popular on the larger streams of the high desert. It is also an excellent rod for ultralight saltwater applications on the flats, going after bonefish and small mangrove snapper.