Re: Salt Water Rods?
Great choice in brand and weight... up until last two years always fished sage rplx in salt...still fish TCRs but switched to the older Winston XTR in 11 and 12 wt because in the heavier wts they fit my aging casting performance the best. I believe your merchant's choice of an 11 wt rio clouser suggests to me he/she is knowlegeable about salt sticks when paired with your present cast. As your haul timing improves you can get the 10 rio clouser/permit. In the key west, I use that 11wt on my XTR for everthing...there are lots of tapes on the market but IMHO lefty kreh's where he demonstrates the effectiveness of the double haul is the best...he does not alter the power of the cast but alters the haul power only and the results are remarkable