On the flats, blue water or anywhere in between, your first shot is always the best shot. But, as experienced saltwater anglers know, sometimes that first shot means the bonefish you didn’t see until it was right here, and other times it’s an upwind bait ball way out there. Introducing the new Xi3 Series saltwater fly rods. Through our exclusive SaltH2O Technology, Xi3 rods provide a groundbreaking level of torque and torsion resistance for superior tracking and less wasted energy at all distances. SaltH2O’s unique layer interface and proprietary resin also combine for maximum strength—even in high heat environments—and significantly less weight. This increased strength comes in handy when you need to lean on powerful saltwater bruisers. Just as importantly, it gives you the backbone to pick up 60 or 70 feet of line on desperate second (and last) chance casts. Our G5 construction adds improved line feel for easier, more intuitive casting, and specialized saltwater-specific components complete the package. In other words, the new Xi3 is everything you need to make that first shot count.
NOTE: The 6, 7, 8 & 9 weight kit contains: Blank, Batson RA8L2 Black reel seat , rubber winding check, Struble FW cork fly grip with inlet for the RA8L2B reel seat, CEVAFB-1 1" long cork fighting butt, Hopkins & Holloway stripping and snake guides, tip top and hook keeper. The 10-11-12 weight kits contains: Same as above, but with a 1 1/2" CEVAFB-3 cork fighting butt. The cork fighting butts are glued on the blank. The optional Sage rod case, and bag is limited to one per kit, and must be purchased with the kit. All 4 piece. The optional Sage rod case, and bag is limited to one per kit, and must be purchased with the kit. We also offer for less money an optional Landmark rod case with a Sage rod bag. Optional Finishing Kit. The rod finishing kit is now optional. Want something different. You got it any way you want it. Different reel seat different guides what ever it might be. We can do it the way you want. All you need do is e-mail us with the changes and we will e-mail you with the cost.