BABY TARPON & SNOOK
More Fight: Baby Tarpon and Snook live in right in the margins of our favorite complex mangrove systems - and this 9 weight is built with extra power down low for keeping these hard pulling predators out of trouble.
More Touch: Presenting a fly into mangrove cuts to an ambushed snook or baby tarpon can truly be a game of inches - and the unmatched sensitivity in this 9 weight offers maximum control for tucking your favorite tarpon toad or gurgler into the sneakiest of haunts.
Line: RIO Elite Flats Pro WF9F
Flies: Tarpon Toad, Gurgler, Bait fish patterns, RIO's Truffle Shuffle
Fisheries: Ascension Bay Mexico to Belize for Baby Tarpon to the backcountry waters of Florida for Snook
LIGHT CARIBBEAN TARPON
More Fight: An almost unbelievable amount of strength in this 10 weight gives the light-tackle Tarpon angler an edge when conditions are glassed out and delicate presentations are critical.
More Touch: This easy-loading 10 weight provides quick fly-to-fish presentations when shots are quick and calmer conditions necessitate a careful approach.
Lines: RIO Elite Tarpon WF10F
Flies: Tarpon Muddlers, Cockroach, Tarpon Toad, Black Death
Fisheries: Belize, Mexico, or Tarpon averaging 30 - 60 lbs
More Fight: The ultimate fish-fighting tool for the die-hard tarpon angler, this 11 weight features unmatched pulling power and durability in its class - subduing the largest of tarpon in a quick and ethical manner and able to withstand the day in and day out rigor of shallow water big game hunting.
More Touch: Without question one of the easiest loading and most sensitive 11 weight rods available to tarpon anglers, this stick is a seasoned and greenhorn casters dream alike.
Lines: RIO Elite Tarpon WF11F
Flies: Palolo Worm, Tarpon Toad, Cockroach, Black Death
Fisheries: Go-to South Florida and Tarpon averaging 50 - 150 lbs + and lighter flies and presentations
HEAVY & JUNGLE TARPON
More Fight: When big Tarpon are able to get deep, this 12 weight has the backbone to effectively lift them from the depths and get them boatside in short order.
More Touch: Whether on the Gulf Coast or the jungles of Central America, when larger lines and flies are the name of the game this 12 weight makes easy work of fly delivery in close and at distance.
Lines: RIO Elite Tarpon WF12F or RIO Elite Leviathan
Flies: Weighted UV colored, Minnows and baitfish, Bunny Tarpon Toads
Fisheries: Costa Rica deep water Tarpon to huge Gulf Coast Tarpon of Florida