Trouts Journal

Gear Guide for the Flats Fiend

Ivan Orsic / Dec 18, 2019

As winter settles in, it's time start thinking about the salt. It's dreaming of FLATS BOAT season. It's preparation for your 2020 trip season. It's time for you to get ahead of the game, dial in your gear, and get flats ready!

When you spot that tailing permit, we want you to be prepped and ready to cast and cast with confidence. With that in mind, we've put together a collection of gear that will help you step up your saltwater fly fishing game this season!

Scott Sector Fly Rod

Scott's new Sector saltwater fly rod exceeds the famed Meridian. With increased strength, accuracy, stability, and technology the Scott Sector is a must for any avid saltwater angler.

Nautilus NVG 9/10 Fly Reel - Turquoise

Same time proven drag of the Nautilus NVG. Now, in Turquoise.

Umpqua ZS2 Boat Bag - Large

This beast will cover the needs of any boat angler. Highly structured lid includes ZS2 Fly Patch, Hypalon hemostat station and molle patch for accessory attachment for ideal on-water work station. YKK weather-proof zipper and internal elevated rim keeps your contents dry in the worst of squalls & splash. Perfect, snag-free design and size for moving in and out of boat deck storage.

Trouts Permit Visor

Let the lettuce flow and your confidence grow on the flats with this high profile fishy visor. Also available in Navy Blue.

Umpqua UPG LT High Flats Foam Box

Perfect for saltwater flats and larger freshwater flies, the High Flats Foam Box is a necessity for your next flats trip.

Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity Salt Fly Line

The Infinity Salt is technical, versatile, accurate and simply the most advanced saltwater line available. Featuring the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability the Infinity Salt will handle the most rigorous of conditions year after year. The Infinity Salt is a half line weight heavy to turn over any fly on even the windiest of days. The extended head length makes it more accurate then short shooting heads so that you can land your fly to spooky fish in the most efficient manner.

Abel Pliers with Sheath

Available in a variety of finishes like the tarpon and the redfish, Abel's time-proven replaceable jaws are remaining the same, still able to cut anything from braided line all the way down to the tiniest tippet. All pliers will also now be shipping with a full-leather custom fit sheath and coiled lanyard, making for a secure and long-lasting way to carry them.

Scientific Anglers Absolute Leader Material

Saltwater leader material. Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength.

Umpqua LT Payload Boat Box - Saltwater

Come prepared with this serious box for serious fly storage. You wouldn't want to come up short on the flats.

Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Shock Tippet

Saltwater fluorocarbon shock tippet. Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Pouch

The Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Pouch offers complete protection from the salty elements for your valuables.

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