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    Red Truck Diesel 12 wt 9ft Fly Rod, 4 Piece, 1290-4

    Item: RT-D-1290-4
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    Availability: In Stock Ready to Fish. Ships Next Business Day.
    Price: $349.00
    Special Price: $349.00
    Tarpon Fly Fishing

    Tarpon Fly Rod:

    You just arrived at your favorite Tarpon trail in the Keys. The guide stakes the boat and the waiting game begins. As you BS with your buddy the guide remains vigilant. Eyes squinted searching the horizon as if he were Ponce de Leónlooking for the first sight of land. You see the guide’s expression change and know something is up. Quickly you run through your Tarpon maxims you have acquired over the years. Lead ‘em, strip set, bow, and fight with the butt of the rod. Just as soon as the guide gives the ok, you make your cast and it’s on the money. You let your fly sink down to the level of the fish and begin stripping. A 90 pounder darts to your fly and you know you're in for it. You see the fish inhale you fly and you strip set HARD. Tarpon on! TARPON ON! You feel the dip down and you know the jump is coming… Maybe you will land it maybe you won’t after all it’s the Silver King.

    The 9ft 12wt is your Tarpon fishing solution, the one best answer for Tarpon fishing anywhere. From the green bottoms of the Florida Keys to the rivers mouths of Costa Rica the Red Truck Balanced Tarpon Fly Rod will make every cast and fight easier. A good Tarpon rod makes short cast for laid up tarpon, long cast for cruisers and rollers, and of course fight fish.

    The Red Truck Diesel “Tarpon” Fly Rod: Our saltwater safe and Tarpon specific fly rod, at 9 foot for a 12 weight, this rod is balanced to make short cast for laid up tarpon, long cast for cruisers and rollers, and of course fight fish. This rod was balanced to be accurate, strong, and easy to cast.

    ·A great rod starts with the grip. Red Trucks full wells grip is not only ergonomic but enhances feel and efficiency of casting and fishing.

    ·Matte finished reducing rod glare, reflection from the sun hitting the rod blank caused from shiny rods, which can spook fish.

    ·Sanded and precision fit ferules, where the rod pieces come together, allow for repairs in just 3 days and eliminates the need for you to ship the entire rod back to us.

    ·Effortlessly cast in the wind.

    ·4 piece design meets carry on restrictions when traveling to Tarpon destinations.

    ·The perfect weight for Tarpon fishing.  

    ·Powerful mid section allows for long and accurate casts.

    ·Hand made with incredible craftsmanship and premium components.

    The Recommended Fly Reel: A perfect match for the Red Truck Tarpon Fly Rod is the Loop Evotec Fly Reel. The saltwater safe sealed drag, dimensions and weight make this reel an excellent reel to hang on your Red Truck Tarpon Fly Rod.

    ·The sealed drag system provides perfect amount of tension to fight large fish.

    ·Machined from solid bar stock aluminum this reel will be appreciated for generations to come.

        ·Designed in Sweden with the smoothest saltwater safe drag we have ever touched.

    The Fly Line: This fly rod balances best with a weight forward 12wt. This line enhances the feel and performance of your fly rod.

    ·No stretch design allows for efficient casting and strip sets.

    ·Made out of Polyurethane which is incredibly durable and can with stand exposure to sunscreen, gas and diesel. All other fly lines are made from PVC which horrible for the environment.

    ·The taper lends itself to long accurate casts in the wind.

    When you put this all together you have an outfit that is incredibly easy to fish, haul, and cast. If you are sick of flubbing casts get into control and experience a truly balanced fly rod with the Red Truck Tarpon Fly Rod.

    Where will your Red Truck take you?

    • Line Size: 8 wt
    • Rod Length: 9'
    • Sections: 4
    • Weight: 4 1/4 oz.
    • Cork: Premium Hand Selected AAAA Grade
    • Handle: Modified Full Wells
    • Reel Seat: Double Uplocking Gunsmoke Anodized Machined Aluminumn
    • Action: Fast

    Tarpon Tamer!

    Leland’s Red Truck, 12wt was gifted to me by my wife. She knows that I love hunting Tarpon and was in search of a good reliable rod. Today I am proud of my wife’s choice. In spite of having used this line for several times now, the line is still as good as new. It is strong and steady and helps me land the trophy. The front taper can turn over a heavy-gage leader and fly with authority. This line helped me to make efficient, accurate and effortless casts and has jumped some fantastic fish. Five star for this package.


    The Silver King

    I usually get my fishing equipments from Leland. And when I saw that these guys were selling Red Truck branded products, I was sure about the quality. Without thinking twice, I ordered a Tarpon fly rod for my next trip. And the experience which I had was just amazing. Tarpon are known for giving a tough fight. And getting hold of them requires a powerful rod and an equally good cast. And this fishing rod has all of it. The rods taper has a dynamic bend which helps deliver the fly precisely even if the winds are rough. What I also like is that the rod is made of sea water safe components like anodized aluminum and titanium hardware. Over all buying this was a very good investment for me, and I will recommend it to all passionate tarpon fly fishers.


    Tarpon Tamer

    Been chasing tarpon for 5 years now. Can't think of any other fish. I was visiting my brother in California a while back and we went to a local fly fishing show. Ran into the Red Truck guys there and they seemed cool. I cast some of their rods at the pond and really liked the #12. Bought one at the show and took it home. Been fishing it for over a season now and it's a great casting fly rod. Super light and with plenty of power, I have to congratulate the boys from CA for making what I consider to be a great tarpon rod.