Our 9-foot 11-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.
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 original Gary Loomis plug rod, designed to fish Hot Shots, Wiggle Warts and other deep-diving steelhead lures. Built with a really fast taper and a magnum-power butt, this rod works well for light-duty backbouncing as well. But the place it really shines is in cross-over duties on the hunt for stripers and small sturgeon. It casts lures of up to a couple ounces, no problem, and will handle up to 4 ounces in a trolling/mooching situation. The long rear grip and trigger reel seat give you total control.
A more powerful version of the Gary Loomis plug rod, designed to fish Hot Shots, Wiggle Warts and other deep-diving steelhead lures. This particular rod was developed for big fish areas like Tillamook Bay in Oregon or the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, where you need larger plugs and more lead to be effective. Its fast taper and magnum butt work well for backbouncing bait and it is a real workhorse for stripers and small sturgeon. Able to cast lures of up to a couple ounces and handle up to 5 ounces in a trolling/mooching situation, the rod’s long rear grip and trigger reel seat give you total control.
length: 7’6″ line: 12-20lb lure: 1/2-2oz pieces: 1 type: Hover Cast action: Ex-Fast power: Med Light add’l info: Designed initially as a Hover rod for salmon and steelhead, the HVR 763 has proven to be an ideal bass rod too. This is an exceptional rod for small shallow-running crankbaits and vibrating/wiggle baits like Big O’s [...]
length: 7’6″ line: 12-25lb lure: 1/2-3oz pieces: 1 type: Hover Cast action: Ex-Fast power: Medium add’l info: Designed initially as a Hover rod for salmon and steelhead, the HVR 764 has proven to be an ideal bass rod too. This is an awesome rod for medium deep-diving crankbaits like the smaller Fat Free Shad and [...]
Designed for mooching in tidewater and ocean salmon fisheries, the SAR 1065 has a powerful tip and butt, capable of casting 3-4 ounces or mooching/trolling up to 8 ounces. Rated for up to 40-pound line, the 10-foot-plus length gives you excellent line and lure control in all trolling and mooching situations, plus helps keep the fish from the props when you get him close to the boat. It also makes a nice surf rod if you need more than one reason to buy it.
This powerful, moderate-action mooching rod handles up to 30-pound line and will troll/mooch up to 6 ounces or cast 2-3 ounces without a problem. It is an excellent rod for bobber fishing large fall Chinook near tidewater, and its oversized guides and tip-top allow extra room for a bobber stop.
A powerful, extra-long drift rod designed specifically for the big rivers of British Columbia. While it is basically made for float fishing, it will work equally well using standard drift gear. Its medium-heavy power rating makes it ideal for silvers and chum salmon as well. Also makes a great downrigger/planer board rod for trolling in the Great Lakes.