Panama City Fishing Tackle
All of our Panama City Beach fishing guides are experts when It comes to the Tackle they use to pursue our areas fish species.
With Conventional tackle or weapons of choice will be Spinning Rods and reels, over the years weve learned that we can teach just about anyone to proficiently cast and use a spinning Rod outfit. Even if you’ve never held a fishing rod before few minutes with one of our guides and he can bring you up to speed.
Many anglers, especially here in the South, grew up fishing with Plug or “Casting” rods. Plug Casting rods have some great advantages but one of them is not an shallow learning curve, and that’s why we use Spinning rods for our conventional tackle charters.
All our clients are welcome and encouraged to bring whatever gear and Tackle they are most comfortable using.
Conventional Spinning Rods:
Medium size species:
Temple Fork Outfitters 7 ft. “Mangrove” series rods for line sizes 6lb -12 lb
Temple Fork Outfitters “Inshore” tactical series 7’ 11” rods for lines sizes 12lb – 30 lb
Shimano Stradic C14+, Shimano Stradic has been the “workhorse” of the guide community for years, great reels!!
All our Panama City Beach Bay Boat guides are experts in fly fishing. Everyone of these guides are well versed in the rigging, knots and subtleties of any and all fly fishing tackle. While most fly fishermen and women like to bring their own rods and reels, our Bay Boat guides rarely leave the dock without one or two in their boat.
Orvis Helios 2 (H2) in sizes 8-10-12wt will cover just about any situation we encounter here in the Panhandle area.
8wt. H2-standard all around medium saltwater gamefish ie; Redfish, Bonito, Mackerel, Bluefish, Trippletail, Pompano, ect
10 wt. H2– Med-large size gamefish. ie; Jack Crevelle, Cobia, Red Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel
12wt. H2- Large Gamefish, this is our Primary Tarpon rod, also Blacktip Shark, Amberjack, Jack Crevelle and King Mackerel
Scientific Anglers: Our fly lines of choice are made by Scientific Anglers
Mastery Series Textured GRAND SLAM
- Short, powerful front taper for turning over heavy flies on long leaders
- Ideal line for presentations in strong winds
- Color change to show optimum loading point
- Sizes: 8wt. for Redfish
- for Cobia, Jacks, King Mackerel
- for Tarpon, (our Go-To line)
Leader (Tippet) Material:
Orvis Mirage, we have been using this leader material for years, hands down the best we’ve used when it comes to holding knots and abrasion resistance, when compared to other brands of same test strength, the Orvis Mirage is noticeably a smaller diameter.