How does it cast? The River to Reef has an 8–10 line weight rating, so I used fly lines ranging from 8 to 10 weight. Initial casts revealed the rod has a fast action, which should make it ideal for most estuary and saltwater applications. When casting an 8-weight line, the rod had plenty of feel and smoothly handled false casting with most of the line out of the rod tip. The rod also had great tip feel when casting a #10 weight-forward fly line, which enabled smooth casts at distances of 30 feet and less. Adding more line, the rod continued to feel and load smoothly and had substantial power for casting greater distances.
This rod can cope with throwing heavy saltwater flies accurately and quickly, as is often needed when targeting fast-moving pelagic and flats species.
The River to Reef comes as a 9FT, 4pcs rod. The blank is unsanded, and has an appealing natural finish in dark grey. The blank is fitted with hard-wearing chrome-plated stripping guides and snake guides, secured using black coloured wraps.
Alignment dots allow for precise alignment of the rod pieces during set-up, and the grey powder-coated aluminium reel seat has two locking rings that securely lock the reel into position. A full-wells handle and fighting butt made of a durable cork and rubber-mix complete the ensemble of saltwater resistant fittings.
The River to Reef rod comes with a cloth bag and a cordura covered rod tube with carry handle. By Brett Goodman tests an affordable and versatile salt rod.
blank------- 100% carbon a-helix Nano
Tip OD----- 1.9mm
Butt OD ----11mm
weight of Rod--150g
Top ---------- Silver
Runner Guides --- Silver Snake
Strip Guide--------SeaGuide hard ring
Cork---------------- Rubber Cork Full Well
reel seat-------------Alloy Reel seat
Fighting butt ------Rubber cork
rod bag------------- Cotton
Rod tube--------Cordura tube
This model has been tested and proved by a professional fly fishing guide.
Three years original owner warranty free from defects in materials or workmanship to the original owner only.
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