Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish
Q. What rod do you recommend for bonefish fishing?
A: I think it was Joan Wulff who said that it's tough to find a 'bad' rod these days. The technology is advanced enough that even most of the lower price rods are decent. Of course, some rods are better than others. But I think that the most important consideration when purchasing a rod is that the rod matches your casting style. Some people cast best with fast rods, others with slow rods. I like to feel the rod load, for others that's not a consideration. So my advice is to cast different rods, find the one that suits your style. And remember that just because a Brand X 8-weight was great doesn't mean that their 10-weight will also be great. I've found that for most rod models there is a perfect rod weight, with performance not as good with higher or lower rod weights. I like St. Croix rods and the Orvis Helios because they match my casting style.
The Fisherman's Coast approach focuses on how coastal gamefish interact with their habitats and prey. The more you know about the gamefish you pursue with a fly rod, the more often you'll be in the right place at the right time with the right fly making the right presentation. It's about catching more fish.
Our sister site Tribal Bonefish is all about conservation through responsible fishing. Tribal Bonefish shows you how to become a better steward of our coasts to protect our fisheries today, and ensure future generations get a chance to experience these fisheries.