Saltwater Fly Fishing

Saltwater fly fishing usually takes place from a boat or the shore and is growing in popularity worldwide. Species commonly targeted include Pollack, Mackerel and Bass in the UK and Bonefish, Tarpon and Stripers in the more tropical climates. To get started most anglers will choose a fly rod of around 9ft in length and rated to at least a #8 or #9. It is recommended to choose saltwater resistant tackle which will help prevent corrosion forming upon the crucial components and prolong its life. Normal fishing tackle can still be used but care must be taken to thoroughly clean with fresh water after each use to limit the damaging effects of the saltwater. Add to the fly rod a good quality saltwater proof fly reel loaded with backing and a weight forward or shooting head style fly line and you are ready to go. The artificial flies used by saltwater anglers tend to be much larger than those game fly fishermen will be used to. Saltwater flies are normally designed to imitate prey fish or food of some sort rather than an imitation of a fly. Within our Sea Fly Fishing category you will find our tried and tested range of saltwater proof fly rods, fly reels, Cold Saltwater and Tropical Fly lines as well saltwater fly patterns for Bass and other species.

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