Rods: 8 to 11Wt. and 9' in length.
rod you use, make sure that it has guides and reel seat that are designed to
resist saltwater corrosion
Line: Full fly line, (300 grain) shooting head system or
intermediate line to match rod size.
should be fluorocarbon and approximately six foot and length with a bimini
twist loop for a loop-to-loop connection. For the bigger fish use a 18"
fifty lb. fluorocarbon bite tippet unless you are fishing for records and
then use only 12". Thirty-pound Dacron is the best choice for backing.
Short wire shock tippet for sierra. I use 16 pound test and find
that I seem to get more takes.
Reels: Direct or Anti-Reverse model with a disc drag system,
Stronger and bigger is the choice here.
Make sure the reel is designed for salt
and has a drag system that can be adjusted to at least 10 pounds of drag and
a minimum capacity of 175 yards of backing. That is for your 8-weight!For your larger outfits, be sure that you have increased line
capacity: For the 10- to12-weight 300 yards.