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Tarpon14wt Fly Fishing Rods

I hope your arm is in shape. Big fish require big, stiff rods, and big, hard to cast flies. Therefore a quality rod is essential when it comes to bigger fish. You do not want to lose the fish of your life and have the feeling that it may have been due to the fact that your rod is under powered. Sail Fish, Dorado, Wahoo, Tarpon, Marlin, Roosters, Shark, and other big Saltwater fish are what 14wt's are made for. 14wt applications will mostly be on saltwater where wind can be a problem and where long casts are the norm. For these reasons it is suggested that you go with the best rod that you can afford, as you will be casting it all day, except when you are fighting fish, which is all the more reason to have a quality rod.

 

Perferred 14wt Fly Rods

Middle of the Rod: G. Loomis Cross Current

Sailfish, Costa Rica

The margins get tighter with rod weight when it comes to price and quality. Therefore the G. Loomis takes both places on the list with, once again, the Cross Current. If something works well, why change it. Although the G. Loomis Cross Current is a lower priced rod than what would be considered the middle of the road for most fly rods. What it doesn't lack is the quality and feel of the high end rods. It does come in two price ranges with he GLX models, definitely in the high end price range, the standard are a little less schnazy, but get the job done no problem. The Cross Current was originally designed with saltwater situations in mind, but it has excelled at all other conditions. The added length at 9' 9" helps to move a lot of line as well as performing well in the wind. These are good attributes no matter where you are fishing. I bought this rod right before a steelhead trip. When I got back I bought a G. Loomis Cross Current 10wt for a trip to Baja. This rod takes the same place for the 8, 9, 10 and 12 wt pages as well. For the price, you won’t find a better mid-priced rod.

To Check out this rod, follow this link: G. Loomis Cross Current

 

High End Rod: Sage Xi2

The Sage Xi2 is a Rod that will handle almost anything the ocean will throw at it, and do it comfortably and in style. Any fellow angler or guide will know you are serious about big fish and fly fishing when you board the boat with this 8 foot bad boy. Dissappointment is not one of the components that sage puts in any of their rods, and the Xi2 is no different. If you are after the biggest fish you can find and want to get the maximum experience out of it, then spare no expense and by the best big water, big fish rod on the market.

To Check out this rod, follow this link: Sage Xi2