Your Flats Town™ Saltwater Combo includes:
Your pick of One (1) Premium Fly Rod - TFO Axiom II-X ($430 value), TFO Mangrove Coast ($330 value), TFO BC Big Fly ($450 value), TFO Pro III ($230 value), or TFO Bluewater SG ($430 value)
Your pick of One (1) Premium Sealed Drag Reel - TFO NTR ($190-$200 value), TFO BVK SD ($250-$260 value), Redington Behemoth ($130-$150 value), or Redington Grande ($330-$380 value). Reel color based on availability.
One (1) Premium Floating Flats Fly Line matched to your rod - Royal Wulff, SA, or comparable based on availability ($90+ value).
One (1) 250-yard package of SA Dacron Backing ($21-$25 value)
One (1) 8' Musky Town Fly Rod Glove ($9 value)
Musky Town Decal Pack ($21value, may differ from pictured)
*Additional 11- and 12-weight combos available by request.
If you have any special/substitution requests (rod weight, fly lines or otherwise), or if you'd like us to professionally spool your fly line and backing with saltwater-grade knots and whipped loops (to reinforce the factory welded ones), feel free to contact us or include a note during checkout.
Many anglers use the same setup in fresh- and saltwater, so these species-specific guidelines may be helpful when deciding on the right rod weight for how you like to fish.
On the flats, 7-weight rods are best reserved for smaller bones or juvenile snook, and/or more-experienced anglers. In freshwater, 7-weights are a blast for light bass work.
8-weight rods are our go-to for most Bonefish locations, Snook, smaller Redfish, and even juvenile Tarpon. In freshwater, 8-weight rods cover most of our needs for Smallies, Largemouth, Striped Bass, Northern Pike, and Carp.
9-weights are what we recommend for most Permit destinations (Belize comes to mind), larger Redfish up to 20 lbs., and big Bones in locations like the Florida Keys or the Turks and Caicos. 9-weight rods also work well for throwing larger flies to cow Stripers and big largemouth in freshwater.
10-weight rods are well suited to landing species like Barracuda, larger Permit, 20+ lb., Jack Crevalle, Bull Redfish, small Sharks, and smaller Tarpon on the flats. In freshwater, 10-weight rods are ideal for most Musky applications and the largest bass from heavy cover. Worth keeping in mind for a rod intended to pull double duty in salt- and fresh-water, most Musky anglers prefer an extended fighting butt for figure 8s that may or may not suit your preferences for intended salt use and the standard full wells fighting butt that most salt rods include.
11-weight rods are often what we recommend for dedicated Tarpon combos. They're also a great starting point for Dorado and Roosterfish. In freshwater, 11-weights are used to cast most large flies for Musky and Alligator Gar with enough backbone to land both species..
12-weights have enough backbone for even large Tarpon, Dorado, Roosterfish, and they're what we usually recommend for GTs in on the Flats. In freshwater, 12-weight rods are used for single hand casting all but the largest Musky flies and for species as large as Arapaima in South America. They're also increasingly used to target Sturgeon on the fly.
13- to 16-weight rods are recommended for most Billfish, Tuna, and large Shark applications in saltwater. For freshwater, the heavier weights are increasingly used for two hand water loading the largest, heaviest flies for World-Class Musky.