Fly Tying Must Have: Hairline Rhea Plume
Rhea feathers are the answer to needing long hackle for spey flies and Intruder flies. The feathers average 14 to 16″ long and have fibers 3″ t 6″ long. In jaw dropping colors. The tips of most feathers can be wrapped. And the long fibers can either be pealed from the stem and wound on or placed in a dubbing.
Hot Rod: CF Burkheimer Titanium 9' Saltwater 8W
Some of the most demanding fishing on Earth calls for the most exacting rods. These rods are tough enough to handle whatever the big water can bring. We use strong, over-sized stripping guides with silicone carbide inserts as well as hard-chromed snake guides and tip tops. Our heavy-duty, saltwater reel seats feature delrin lined hoods that won’t loosen up during critical moments in the battle. These rods are designed from the deck-up to make the toughest casts in the windiest conditions. They load quickly and shoot heavy flies through the wind with authority and ease. They respond immediately to changes in direction, and cast with point-and-shoot accuracy the first time.