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    Any premium brand. Get WF floating for reds. WF stands for weight forward and helps load the rod for short casts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripa Swipa View Post
    Any premium brand. Get WF floating for reds. WF stands for weight forward and helps load the rod for short casts.
    And if I get a 7-8 rod you are saying get 9-10 weight Line?

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    If it's labelled 7-8, go with 8 line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripa Swipa View Post
    If it's labelled 7-8, go with 8 line.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmetto Bug View Post
    If you are using up your precious vacation time on an expensive bonefishing trip with a guide you're paying and need to make long casts into the wind at spooky fish, the extra money you spent on a better rod and a reel with a great drag will seem justifiable. For spottails near home, damn near any rod/reel combo will do.

    When I was looking for a 4wt. pond fly rod for bream, I checked out bunches of rods and finally found one I think is perfect. I have other ones but I can most certainly feel the difference and cast better with the good one and I'd bet most folks could tell the difference side by side. It wasn't anywhere near the most expensive rod I tried but it was worth it to me to test drive before I bought. I could catch bream on a cane pole or with a cast net but I prefer a good fly rod.
    totally agree on your scenario.

    I'm the local wade the bank and annoy fish till I accidentally hook one kinda guy.....
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    and, led, definitely WF and heavy. dont skimp on line (says the guy with the $50 reel)
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Rio Outbound short


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    There is an Orvis store in Myrtle Beach, if you are near there. The Recon is a great rod for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripa Swipa View Post
    You don't get a lot of things.
    Finally. Something to agree on.

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    I saw thousands of fiddlers out on the sand flats this morning. What month usually do the fish figure that out? Presuming it stays warm?


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    Just because there are fiddlers does not normally gurantee reds. You just gotta pole around until you find a school and they will frequent that general area at all tides, every single day and will slightly change their location based on the tide. With all this warm weather I wouldn't put it past them to start getting up on those flats in a month or so. I caught a tailer here (Charleston) last January when it got up to like 75 degrees. Around this time of the year at least in Charleston the reds are best to target on the low tide flats schooled up. Winter is a good time to fish the low tide, Summer is good for both.

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    The biggest difference between a $200 fly rod and a $500+ fly rod is one thing. The warranty
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    Jake, the reds won't really get up on the sand flats.
    They prefer good deep water escape off the flats so look for short grass with small feeder creeks interspersed.
    The big sand is kinda no-mans lands!
    Not saying some won't and there is some crossover b/w what I'm telling you to look for and the sand but in general if they don't have good ingress and egress, move along!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calibogue View Post
    Jake, the reds won't really get up on the sand flats.
    They prefer good deep water escape off the flats so look for short grass with small feeder creeks interspersed.
    The big sand is kinda no-mans lands!
    Not saying some won't and there is some crossover b/w what I'm telling you to look for and the sand but in general if they don't have good ingress and egress, move along!
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