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Thread: Saltwater Gear Setup

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    Default Saltwater Gear Setup

    Hi Everyone

    I fly fish fresh water, but want to start Saltwater Fly Fishing.

    What gear would you recommend, rod, reel, line and flies.

    Rgs
    Scalci

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    What fish do you want to catch?
    What locations?
    Boat based or land based?
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    William

    1. fish I am not sure off
    2. Cape West Coast / Kwa Zulu Natal
    3. Land based.

    Thx for the help.


    Scalci

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    Rod: 9wt - should cover you for leeries, springer, kob, elf, grunter, small/mid size GTs. (Take your trout gear along for the smaller species like mullet and blacktails.)

    Reel: Something like a Shilton SL6, or equivalent.

    Line: Intermediate - you can fish the surface with quick retrieves, or deeper if you pause and use weighted flies. I suggest full intermediate because it's less affected by waves. In calmer estuary waters you can use a floating line. If you can afford both, then carry them both and change when needed - loop-to-loop connection with backing.

    Flies: Some white Flippers or Gurglers , floating prawn imitations, Surf Candies in a range of sizes, a good assortment of Clousers with different dumbbell eye weights.
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    Thank you William, I will definitely use this....

    Rgs
    Scalci

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