Just getting into saltwater fly fishing (excited!) and need a rod recommendation. Trips/quarry would consist of:
- Redfish near Charleston, SC (guided)
- Flats fishing in Biscayne bay, FL (guided). Bonefish and occasional permit.
- Surf fishing in early AM hours in SC or FL beaches. (Only time to get away during family trips).
I'm thinking an 8 or a 9 wt but cannot decide. I would also like to pursue tarpon but if I did it would be with a guide and would assume I would have access to their 10-12wt setup.
I currently have a 6wt Scott A4 for FW fishing and love it. I would probably look at the same rod (w/ metal reelseat) in an 8 or 9wt. Price point is appropriate and is a good value. Its a fairly fast rod but not a superfast like the S4 or S4S.
Also looking for any line recommendations for this rod as well.