When asked what I use for fly gear here in the LowCountry. Here is my explanation. Everything I use is for a performance reason. I like to use Clutch Fly Rods in 8/10/and 12 weights. Everyone who steps on my boat can usually get at least a couple extra feet with them. For me thats key. You have to get that fly to the fish. My reels are Nautilus for my 8 and 10wt. That huge arbor allows bigger pick up ratios but more importantly it allows your fly line to come off in bigger loops which has less tendency for knots during line management. Fly lines are also a huge part. By getting a new high end fly line you can usually get some extra feet right off the bat. Taper will depend on what you are trying to do. The taper on these Arc 99 is a little heavy on the front end. This allows the rod to load with less line out of the tip. Whether beginner or advanced, it brings speed up to those 20-50 foot shots. This tends to be the majority of my conditions. When paired together, (Clutch Tactical Fly Rod and Arc Fly Line) I have found a deadly balance. For me, I have not found a better combination for most of the conditions I fish. Stay tuned for Leaders and Rigging coming soon. #golocofly
Capt. Mark Nutting
Fly Fishing Charter Guide in the Low Country.