Author: Will Rice
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I’m a big believer that having the right saltwater fly line matters. I’ve had lines that were too subtle and light which made casting in the wind difficult. I’ve also had lines that were great to cast in the wind but when they hit the water it was like a bomb exploding – and bonefish don’t like bombs exploding close by.
The last time I brought a brand new reel down to a saltwater environment without having fished it before, things did not end well. After the first fish I hooked took it on a blistering 150 yard run the reel failed and I struggled trying to hand line the fish in. I was not a happy camper.
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My favorite trout rod here in Colorado is the Sage ONE 490-4. It is light – it is accurate – and I can use it in a variety conditions. I decided to see if the Sage ONE 890-4 would have the same attributes and chose it as my go-to saltwater fly rod on a recent trip to the Bahamas. I was happy with my decision.
Trouts Fly Fishing is always on the hunt for the best new fly fishing gear that gives our clients an edge on fly fishing. Earlier this year we came across the Bozeman Reel Company headquartered out of Bozeman, Montana. When we talk about reels, most often we focus on reliability, durability and performance. We’re happy to announce we are the first shop in Colorado to carry Bozeman Reels and become a dealer.