Sage Premium Saltwater/Predator Outfit
The outfit comes READY TO FISH including FREE backing and leader.
Sage on their MAVERICK rods...
Saltwater angling is more often a game of quick shots than long casts. Dropping a fly in front of a cruising tarpon 20ft off the bow can be the difference between success and failure during a day on the flats. In fact, most saltwater fisheries put a premium on getting the fly to the target quickly. Redfish meandering about Louisiana marshes, bonefish cruising marl-covered flats, and stripers slashing at bait all require a quick cast into “the zone” for high odds at a hookup. The quicker you can lay the fly down, the better the results. Sage’s new MAVERICK has been designed to maximize these quick-shot opportunities with a powerful tip section that drives the casting load down to more robust lower sections, making it easier to fire these quick efficient casts and helping the angler make the most of their finite opportunities. With a true saltwater specific backbone and design, the MAVERICK is ready for any salty challenge thrown its way.
Sage on their Spectrum reel...
Modeled after the popular 4200 series, the fully machined SPECTRUM is a true large arbor performance fly reel. With concave spool surface, for optimal line capacity and drag-assisting smoothness, the SPECTRUM is lightweight, extremely durable, and packed with features you’d expect on higher priced reels.
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 or heavy freshwater.
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 a 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.
We've hand selected each piece to construct the most unbelievable outfit you'll find at $1599. This is an outfit for the flyfisher looking for good gear that will truly last and give all the performance they will ever need in their flyfishing life. This isn't the best package we have available but it's darn well close to it in performance; at a price that's affordable. This could be a big step up for someone that's already started - or a premium option for those starting out that want to do it once - do it properly.
All up this outfit is usually around $1730 but as a package deal, your price is $1599 with free postage and it'll come rigged up and ready to fish.