Tactical Long Rod

6 reviews

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Tactical Long rods are a series of 9’4” fast action general purpose rods (7-10wt) 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Grant M
Excellent service (10 wt tactical long)

Joe Goodspeed was extraordinarily helpful in rod selection and responsive to all my questions. Rod shipped fast and the fit and finish is everything you could hope for. Holding the rod it feels very light and powerful. Looking forward to sharing more details after some time on the water!

Kory Boozer
Top Tier Fly Rods

The differences between these rods and those costing twice as much are these rods are even better in terms of both craftsmanship and design while costing half as much. I own the Tactical Long series fly rods in 7, 8, 9 and 10 weight and they are absolutely amazing. Their tapers are highly refined, extremely user friendly and very powerful without having to wear your arm out to make them work. If you fish big water from the beach, rocks or a boat, these rods are as good as it gets. The 7wt is also possibly the best rod ever made for "mousing" after dark for Brown Trout here in Northern Michigan...

Tom Rafalski
Excellent customer service

I enjoyed my old 7/8 wt Diamondback Western rod for almost 30 years, catching fish from Alaska to Belize. Then this week I lost the tip section somewhere in the Oregon Coast Range. Joe Goodspeed explained that particular rod and sections are no longer available. Now I'm looking forward to shipment of my new Tactical Long 8 wt rod, at a generous replacement discount. Old school customer service still exists. Hopefully another review soon with steelhead.

Brian Gilbert
Tactical Long 8#

This rod is exceptionally light, responsive, and durable providing effortless and accurate casting with less fatigue…
You’re buying a $1100 rod for half the money!

Matt Rogerson

Absolutely love the rods

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