Phantom Tip - Redfish
Weight Forward - Floating Line
The Redfish taper has been perfectly designed to target Reds in nearly any scenario. The increased mass portion at the front of the head will help turn over typical Redfish flies with ease. It also improves the angler’s ability to load the rod at short distances for quick shots with minimal false casting. The extended rear taper improves accuracy and control for the perfect presentation to feeding Reds.
The new Phantom Tip series uses our new semi-stiff low-stretch saltwater core. The minimal stretch allows for excellent sensitivity and powerful hook-sets while still allowing to anneal/straighten the line easily with a simple hand stretch. This added stiffness will also help retain the character of the line in extreme heat.
Our Redfish Phantom Tip utilizes our new STS Phantom Tip coating system bringing the best of stealth, slickness, and visibility into one package. The 15 foot stealth tip (from front loop to mid belly) reduces the chances of lining/spooking fish when presenting the fly, and can also allow the angler to use a shorter leader in windy conditions. The remainder of the line, with its bright green color, gives great visibility for tracking the line on the water and while casting. With our game changing STS slickness formula uniformly built into the coating, the slick properties will never wear off, maintaining superb line-shooting ability while also improving durability and overall life of the line.
I recently used this line during a week long trip on the TX mid-coast area and I was really happy with it. I paired it with a TandT Exocett SS 250 gr fly rod. The line casts great at both short and long distances. It turned fairly large crab and shrimp patterns over very well even in breezy conditions. I’ve been using the Henley fly line for redfish, and even though it’s a great line as well, this redfish phantom tip is my new go to line for reds. I definitely recommend it! I’d love to see a 6 /7 wt version too…