Tactical Long rods are a series of 9’4” fast action general purpose rods (6-10wt) designed for light saltwater or heavier freshwater applications. These 9’4” rods have a very smooth action that will easily accommodate a wide range of line configurations. Designed to match with the most popular fly options in each line weight, Tactical Long rods cast effortlessly with floating, intermediate, and sinking lines. The added length facilitates extra distance with less effort. This can be helpful from a boat, but the added length really shines for the anglers wading from the shore, standing on a breakwall, or casting from a personal watercraft that sits low to the water. Tactical Long rods feature large stripping guides and slightly oversize snake guides, which help to haul and shoot intermediate and sinking lines. Appointments include full wells taper premium cork grips with rubberized composite trim edges, Polished silver anodized aluminum dual-locking saltwater reel seats, cork fighting butts with black foam trim bottom edge, ocean blue wraps and silver trim. With many common sinking line options sized in grain weights, it is important to build rods that have a clear grain window in addition to a line weight rating. Tactical Long rods are designed to fit into a line weight class but also rated with their best grain weight match.
9’4” 6wt / 175gn
9’4” 7wt / 200gn
9’4” 8wt / 250gn
9’4” 9wt / 300gn
9’4” 10wt / 350gn
Put 1k casts into it so far, dialing long distance takes minimal effort. Equally great as a beach caster as well w/ additional 4’ inches on the blank. Diamondback and Joe I can’t recommend enough! Superb price point for a high quality rod coupled with/ elite customer service! Thanks Joe!!!
Really nice rod with great action!👌
Very pleased with the casting performance and feel, of the Tactical Long. Looks great, performs great.
Joe has done it again! The tactical long has the backbone and speed I need to make accurate shots in windy conditions!
I have been using this 9'4" 7wt for 3 months now throwing streamers and mice in Chile, jig flies for speckled trout and redfish and gurglers & streamers for stripers over this past week. I am not using for subtle dry fly presentations so, at Joe's suggestion, its throwing an 8wt cortland floating line. The rod is an absolute rocket launcher. It loads effortlessly and both carries very long lines and throws the tightest loops on the forward and backcast of any rod I've owned including the best 8 and 9 wts out there. Pretty amazing performance also throwing a lead headed jig fly to reds and trout in open water. Fish fighting capability with this 7 weight would be fine for any wading approach that I can imagine. I haven't tested its vertical lifting ability from a boat yet but hope to this week. I have it paired with a Danielsson F3W 7ten which is perfect.