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Old 02-13-2014, 10:02 AM
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Hello, new member here...I hail from Texas. My wife and I are headed to Aruba in May and naturally, I'll be fly fishing. I'll be targeting bonefish, small tarpon and possibly permit.

I know nothing about saltwater fly fishing as I only fly fish the Texas freshwaters and need some advice/suggestions on setups. The guide I'm going out with recommended an 8 or 9wt rod, a reel with at least 100 yards of backing, 10-12 lb leaders, WT/F 9 or 9 wt floating line.

Seems simple but can anyone stear me in the right direction on specific rods/reels I should be looking at? I don't want to break the bank either, so I'd be looking for a complete setup right around $300 or so.

Does anyone have insight to the Sage Flight 990-4 9' 9 wt. 4 piece rod?

If anyone has anything for sale, please let me know.

Thanks!
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I have a 9wt Sage FLI which i believe is an older version of the flight it is a nice casting rod, medium fast action and does not need to be over lined. The one i have is in great shape and i would let it go for $135.00 if your interested i can send pictures. It has normal wear but has not been used a lot.
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