Sage TARPON Combo 12wt - SALT HD Fly Rod 12wt + Spectrum MAX Reel (11/12)
Sage TARPON Combo 12wt - SALT HD Fly Rod 12wt + Spectrum MAX Reel (11/12) + FREE Fly Line & Backing
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TARPON Combo 12wt (also available in 11wt) -
Rod: SALT HD 1290-4 (12wt) - Can also request extended grip model 1291
Reel: SPECTRUM MAX 11/12
(Or substitute any custom reel if you want to upgrade - Call us for options!)
Line (FREE!): RIO TARPON 12wt Fly Line (Or call us for any special line request)
Leader (FREE!):RIO TARPONLeader
Backing (FREE!):RIO Backing in Blue(You can request other colors)
*Need help choosing which one? Call 941-483-6847 or email us any time: email@example.com for pro advice. For general saltwater use, we recommend an 8 weight. If you have a specific fish species in mind, let us know and we can help.
More about the Sage Salt HD Series of Fly Rods:
Sage SALT HD Saltwater Fly Rods - Made for Saltwater Fly Fishing
In the world of saltwater fishing there is a lot of water out there and with that, a lot of fish species. From calm flats to open seas, the opportunities range dramatically. To put your best foot forward in high stakes fishing, you need a tool built for the exacting conditions of every unique fishery. The SALT HD lineup of rods are constructed differently - each with purpose. The fast-moving inhabitants of the salt require anglers to make quick shots and even quicker second shots. With the introduction of KonneticHD Technology, the SALT HD puts situational tools in hand to increase your odds of success. Allowing you to reach further, quicker, more delicately, and providing you with the power to make your angling dreams, lasting memories.
Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, USA
Squid Ink blank color, Black thread wraps with Blue trim wraps
Oversized Fuji ceramic stripper guides; Oversized hard chromed snake guides and tip-top
Integrated hidden hook keeper in reel seat; Laser etched line weight on slide band
Black rod bag with Blue logo and model tag; Blue powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
Heavy-duty Stealth Black anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
Super Plus full-wells cork handle on most models.
Super Plus full-wells cork handle with extended fighting butt (13 - 16 WT)
If you are looking for a 14wt, go with the 13 for the Salt HD
All of the SALT HD rods are 9ft. in length except for the heaviest 13 and 16 WT which are both 8'6" and include an extended grip / fighting butt.
** From Salt Fly Pro staff:
This rod is definitely a staff favorite here.
If you are looking for a great all-around saltwater rod for flats, inshore / near-shore, or even if you are specifically searching for Bonefish, the 8 WT is fantastic. Go with a size or two up (9-10 WT) for Permit, small Tarpon, and other species in that size range.
For the big game / offshore fish, we suggest the 11-16 range. The extended grip area is also helpful for big tarpon and GT (Giant Trevally) even on the 11 WT and there is no price difference to go with the extended grip version. No significant weight difference either. If you need help or have any questions in deciding, don't hesitate to reach out and we will talk you through it.
** Need help choosing which rod or reel, or what flies to get? Email us any time: firstname.lastname@example.org for pro advice **
Bar none, Tarpon are the most rigorously demanding shallow water gamefish of an angler’s tackle, and the SALT HD stands up to the test. The responsiveness of KonneticHD Technology provides my anglers with the ability to present flies delicately at short distances to laid up Tarpon in off-colored water, while still maintaining the ability to reach out far to strings of swimming fish. The low stretch properties of DirectCore incorporated in the Flats Pro makes the insurmountable feat of penetrating a Tarpons mouth more feasible and ensures in increasing more quality hook ups, amounting to less fish jumping off. The dynamic duo pairing of the SALT HD with the Flats Pro aids in leveling the playing field for all anglers in pursuit of these mythical dinosaurs that lurk beneath the surface.