The Salty Combo is great for fishing Estuaries while targeting Grunter, Garrick, or Kob, and could also be the perfect set up for Largemouth Yellows.
The combo comes in either a 7wt or 9wt setup which is either for targeting smaller species or larger species. If in doubt, go big or go home! Upgrade to the Apex Light reel for an extra R2 000, details on the Apex here.
In the kit is the top of the range Saltydog fly rod, the Origin Fly Reel, and come with Salty WF Floating line, 20lb backing, 12' Tapered leader in 1X and Covert Fluorocarbon tippet in 1X.
You can also order and extra reel with either sinking, intermediate or fast sinking line here.
The Rod Specs
Length | 9 to 10 foot
Weight | 7 and 9
Action | Fast
Sections | 4
Colour | Pearl Grey
Grip | AAA Full Wells with hard wear sections
Guides | Fuji Alconite
Reel Seat | Type II black anodized up-locking
Rod Tube | Blue Material rod tube with soft black protective rod bag
The low down on the rods
- 7wt – 10 footer – is an ideal rod for chasing Grunter on the mudflats, teasing juvenile Garrick, probing for Largemouth Yellows or wrestling Carp and Catfish. Being a 10′ rod also provides you with more tippet protection and a more usable arc in the rod when compared to a faster 9′ option.
- 9wt – 9 footer -a faster more power version, well suited to lighter saltwater applications as well as the surf. A great option for larger flies and when targeting larger Garrick/Leeries as well as catfish.
The Reel specs
- Available sizes | 7.8.9
- Colour options | totally teal | deep grey and teal
- Retrieval | left of right hand
- Drag | fully sealed multi-layer carbon and stainless steel
- Salt water safe
- Large over-sized handle
- 3D balanced spool and counter weight
- Lightweight stripped out design for maximum weight saving
- Narrowed spool for improved line lay
- Concave drag knob
- CNC machine logos
- Designed in South Africa
7.8.9 weight – WF9F+ | 125 yeards 20lb regular backing (RFF tested with the Salty WF9F which is a very overweight taper and 100′ in length)
Included in the box
1 x Origin fly reel
1 x neoprene protective pouch
1 x parts list booklet
1 x Reel Fly Fishing promotional sticker