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EDG 06 90 4M* Graphite Grip
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.
Here’s a truly great rod for heavy-duty freshwater applications and light-duty saltwater use. It casts like a bullet in the wind and has the power to handle all salmon species. It is the rod of choice for flats fishing when the wind comes up, and it will pull a big redfish back to the boat in a heartbeat. Bass fly fishermen love this model because it has the power to handle the large, bulky deer hair flies and poppers so popular for taking big largemouth out of lily pads and heavy cover. When the river gets a freshet and waters rise, the steelheader turns to the #9 for heavier lines and larger flies. It is a great all-around big fish rod.
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.
The 9-foot 12-weight is your all around best choice for tarpon of 60 pounds or more. This rod is designed to cast and present flies with power and precision. Because it loads into the middle of the rod a bit, it is definitely what you’d call a “caster’s rod.” This rod is designed to put the brakes on fish like Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and GT’s. Precise for both short casts and distance casting when you see them patrolling the flats.
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 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.
The 9-foot 8wt is a versatile, medium-heavy outfit suited to larger flies and floating or sinking lines. It is the number one choice among saltwater anglers for flats fishing, as it is capable of handling the predominant flies used in that environment.
This is a powerful rod for a variety of fly situations. Excellent for trout where streamers and sinking lines are used, it is also a good start-up size for bonefish in light wind conditions. What’s more, it’ll handle smallmouth bass and other warmwater fish that require streamer flies and popping bugs.
Our 9-foot 10-weight is the second most popular choice among saltwater anglers. This rod is designed to handle big streamer flies, size 2 and above, and it is capable of pushing bigger flies at fairly reasonable distances. Also good for weighted flies and heavily weighted sinking fly lines, it comes with a large diameter fighting butt for cushioning when playing bigger fish. This is also an excellent light-duty tarpon rod. After all, they are not all 100-pounders.