Orvis Premium Saltwater/Predator Outfit
The outfit comes READY TO FISH including FREE backing and leader.
Orvis on their Recon rods...
Helios™3 is the benefactor behind the new Recon, utilizing its construction techniques and performance attributes to refine and improve the new series. Increased hoop strength, better tracking, improved damping, and ultimately, significantly improved accuracy are now incorporated into the Recon that is also stronger, more impact resistant, and offers the mid-price buyer access to the best technology Orvis fly rods have to offer.
- Blanks are matte blue with charcoal and light blue accent
- Quick rod identifier on the blank
- Silver snake and stripping guide
- Pewter type III anodized solid aluminum reel seat with 1.5" fighting butt
- Nylon covered rod tube
- 25-Year Guarantee
- Made in USA
- Superior High-performance tapers
- Improved, unsanded ferrule design
- Lightest-weight rod in its class
- U.S.-made nylon covered rod tube
Orvis on their Hydros reel...
The new Orvis Hydros Reel is the result of our own desire to make something great, that much better. We took a best-selling reel and removed unnecessary material to further reduce the weight while stiffening the narrow spool, which minimizes line stacking. We changed the drag knob to be more ergonomically accessible and comfortable to use. We further refined the seal on the sealed drag to protect the clutch bearing in the drag mechanism. We radiused the reel foot as on the Mirage for kink-free leader protection. The fully sealed drag with stacked carbon and stainless steel disc washers is still one of the strongest in the industry, with zero start-up inertia. Matte type II anodized finish, standard large arbor size which balances better with lighter-weight fly rods, and yet still offers excellent retrieval rates and less line coiling than standard arbor reels. Refinement and improvement are the hallmarks of quality.
NOTE: You'll see a text box above for you to give us more information so we can select the optimum line for your quest. If you know what you want, feel free to specify in that box or give us a call on (03)96211246.
Scientific Anglers on their Amplitude line...
For most applications, we'll be selecting this line. The first series of lines to feature the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, the Amplitude series will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science.
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. 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.
- Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
- Floating Texture on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation
- Shooting Texture running line delivers longer casts
- Made half size heavy turns over large flies on windy days
- Extended head length for accuracy at distance
- High-contrast sighter to identify the back of the line when fighting fish on long runs
- Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
We'll have it spooled up, rigged and ready with the highest quality Cortland Gel-Spun backing. Gel-Spun backing (normally $79.95) is essential for saltwater, allowing enough capacity to keep them connected and abrasion resistance like no other material there is.
CHOOSING A LINE WEIGHT
We offer this outfit in line weights 8-12 to cover all the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter in saltwater.
As an analogy, there's no one golf club that will get you through a full round easily... and flyfishing isn't dissimilar. We select an appropriate line weight that will suit the majority of situations we're likely to fish.
In choosing a line weight, the most important thing to consider is the weight of the fly (or rig) you want to cast. For example, if you're fishing a big surface fly, half the size of chicken, you'll get it out far easier with a 10 weight than you will an 8 weight. What follows is a summary to divide each line weight to help you choose.
Of course, we've tried to keep this as simple as possible. If you'd like further or more in-depth advice based on where you're fishing, feel free to give us a call on (03)96211246. This isn't buying broccoli at the grocery store - it's far more important... and fun! Just remember that we're here to help and we love talking flyfishing... so get in touch!
8 Weight Outfit
This is the ideal line weight for the vast majority of in-shore saltwater flyfishing, or for fishing for smaller natives in rivers like Murray Cod and bass. With an 8 you'll be well equipped to cast most lighter weighted streamers and shrimp/crab patterns. For bonefish in skinny water - this is the ideal line weight. For barra - we prefer the 8 over anything else because of the amount of casting involved.
9 Weight Outfit
If you can only see yourself doing the very occasional saltwater trip and are positive you'll only ever invest in one complete saltwater outfit - then go the 9. You'll have just enough grunt to tackle some of the larger species and flies - yet it's light enough you can cast all day without too much fatigue. For deeper flats bonefishing, such as that encountered in Aitutaki or Exmouth, this is the ideal line weight.
10 Weight Outfit
We love 10 weights at The Flyfisher. There's very little they can't do and for Aussie species like permit, golden trevally, and longtail tuna, they're ideal. Throw heavy crab patterns with ease, big cod surface flies no worries, flex some muscle out of the boat with bluewater species, the 10 does it all.
12 Weight Outfit
The big dog. When flyfishing gets extreme, this is what you want. Think GT's, Caribbean Tarpon, bluefin tuna, and billfish. The 12 is not a rod you'd want to be casting all day but when there's a big predator that presents itself, you'll have the bazooka for a bazooka fight.
Available in 8, 9, 10 and 12 weight.
All rods are 4 piece and come with Orvis's 25 year guarantee against breakage. We gladly service the Orvis we sell.
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