I am so very convinced that using a two hand rod for salt water increases the number of total fishing minutes per tide. Al Buhr says that the perfect cast is the one that gets our fly from the time it stops fishing till fishing again in the shortest amount of time.
The last thought I will leave you with is to not under size the weight of the rod you use. Striped Bass are not leader shy and you can use fifteen to twenty pound test and not have to worry should you be fortunate to hook a really big screamer. Fast Action rods between 11 and 13 feet that are rated as 7 to 8 weight will make your salt water angling a real casting pleasure.
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