Reel Daiwa Sealine

2015 seems like the year of the mid priced rod. Every rod maker seems to be saying "out with the old and in with the new" when it comes to mid range rods this season. I will be taking you through the world of these new mid ranged rods one by one, starting with the Scott Tidal.

The rod casts like a dream in every sense of the word. Normally I prefer a medium action rod, but boy does this baby sling! I was able to launch an easy 80 foot double haul with hardly any effort. This rod is a little heavier than other mid range offerings from other companies, but the softer tip and ease of cast more than makes up for the heavier weight. I was able to receive to 80 feet of line and accurately cast it back out with a single over hand cast, something that every saltwater fisherman knows is a great ability for a rod to have. Not only does this rod truly sling, it's accurate from 20 feet up to 60 and beyond. I set targets at 20, 30, 50, and 60 feet, taking 15 casts at each I only missed my target twice, and only by an inch at that.

I'll give this rod 9/10. If they brought the weight down a tad it would be a perfect 10 in my mind. Sturdy, salt ready hardware, a light enough tip for delicate presentations, and enough backbone to toss out the entirety of the line make this rod one of the best in it's price range I've yet to test this year. Once again, Scott delivers a premium rod at a price the laymen can afford. Go test one yourself, I'm sure you'll be itching to take one home with you.

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In the world of fishing, people use lures to catch fish. In the sport of fly fishing, we use flies to entice the fish. The diet of a fish are bugs many flies resemble bugs to catch the fish. We try to copy the bug's appearance and habits so the fish will strike the fly. These bugs may include flies, grasshoppers, and other insects the fish will eat.

Another resource to consider is the location the person is fishing at. You want to use flies that resemble insects in that particular location. You really want to copy the insects movement to attract your particular fish you are trying to catch.

Using the right lure or fly, plus presentation can make all the difference in the world in catching your fish. The art of fly fishing is a natural approach to fishing and can be a lot of fun. Good luck to you and I hope you catch a lot of fish!