Saltwater season is just around the corner, and if you’re like us than flights have been booked, details are being sorted out, and now it's time to start thinking about getting geared up for your upcoming trip to the tropics.
With that in mind, we've cultivated a collection of some of the latest and greatest salt specific gear so that you'll be primed and ready to go when you see that permit tailing at 60 feet.
Winston debuted the new AIR SALT at IFTD this summer. We've been very impressed with the action and this rods ability to recover well even when casting a great deal of line. The AIR SALT isn't a sized up version of the AIR. It has a faster mid-section to manage windy conditions and an impressive butt section designed to help you shorten the fight against those impressive saltwater specimens.
While the Sealed Drag Salt isn't a "new" reel per se...it's well deserving of consideration for your next saltwater reel. With a unique multi-disc drag system, the SDS yields an industry leading 20+ pounds of braking power and is completely sealed from the elements. Plus, it's an Abel. So the quality of machining and design that went into is difficult to top.
Now available in a new colorway, Shale, the Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar is a go-to for flats anglers and trout fisherman alike. If you're looking to protect your flies, rainjacket and expensive camera from the corrosive elements you can encounter when you're wading the Bahamian flats for those bones.
New for Spring 2018, SIMMS is blazing the trail for those of us looking for a sunshirt that keeps us cool and protected from the sun. The SolarFlex Cool Hoody is a casual-fitting UPF50 fishing hoody that is engineered for breathability with snap buttons, strategically placed ventilating materials, a zippered pocket to keep valuables, and even a built-in sunglass chamois to keep your lenses clean and clear all day.
Take the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive from the Amplitude series of fly lines and put that into a more traditional smooth line and you've got yourself one bad-ass fly line. In the Grand Slam taper, this Amplitude Smooth fly line is designed for flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish, and seatrout. It's overweighted by 0.75 sizes to load rods quickly and it's short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies.
Sneaker comfort meets wading boot durability with the ALL-NEW SIMMS Flats Sneakers. Featuring a SIMMS rubber outsole and a Right Angle footbed, the new SIMMS Flats Sneakers are built for those long days plying the waters of your favorite Carribean sandy flats. Plus, these new ones are sharp.