Fly rod set-up that I use for trout and pike fishing (Salt & Fresh water fishing)
Rod set-up for Pike fishing
A.Jensen Spook Stalker 9 feet #9
All around set-up for the salt water and for river fishing for trout
A.Jensen Spook Seatrout 9′ and 7-weight
A.Jensen Avon 8´9″ and 5-weight
I have used many different reel types and qualities over the years.
The setup I use at the moment:
All around reel set-up for the salt water fishing and for river fishing as well
A.Jensen Target reel (#8-9)
A.Jensen DaVinchi (#6-8)
Lamson Liquid 2 (#6)
Fly reel for freshwater fishing
Fly line for sea trout fishing
I have used many different lines for sea trout fishing, but on the coast I use a shooting head and a running line 90% of the time now.
The reason for using a shooting head comes down to the effectiveness of a shooting head and the limitations which a normal way forward line gives, when fishing in strong winds with big flies.
Fishing for sea trout on the coast, often requires a lot of casting and distance can be important as well. Both are often more important than a delicate presentation. For those reasons, a shooting head is preferable and makes a day of fishing less challenging for you casting arm!
Dominantly I use intermediate for my sea trout fishing, as it offers me a better line control and better feel/contact with the fly while I retrieve it.
I use this line set-up:
A.Jensen Pro Series Shooting head Horizon Intermediate and floating
A.Jensen Pro Series Shooting head Specialist
A.Jensen Pro Series Shooting head Delayed Turnover
A.Jensen Pro Series Shooting head Presentation
Fishing in shallow water or places that suits a floating line, I use a WF line (Way Forward).
Royal Wulff WF-line for # 5 and #6
Leader and tippet
Normally I use a 9 ft leader (Size 0X or 0,28 mm) with and additional 3-6 feet extension of Flourocarbon tippet from Photonic in 0,26, 0,24 or 0,21 mm
Looking at the water surface or at the horizon all day can be tough if the sun is burning and a pair of sun glasses is a very nice thing to have.
If you want to spot more fish following your lures the polaroid glasses will normally do the trick!
I use the Lenz Optics models Tay
Light yellow glass for cloudy days and more brown or amber colors for sunny days 🙂
I normally use breathable light weight waders all year round. But for cold winter days, I can sometimes crawl into a pair of heavy Neoprene waders.
Patagonia Rio Gallegos waders for Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Daiwa waders as back-up
Ron Thomson Neoprene
Neoprene for winter and early spring
Orvis – Clearwater
Haglöfs – Spitz
Georff Anderson – Grffon softshell