Category: Anglers All Travel

8-Weight Fly Rod Test with Jimmy “Bags” & Some Texas Redfish

Our very own Jimmy “Bags” Juliana recently turned 40. Don’t forget to remind him next time you’re in the fly shop. On the bright side, Jimmy’s birthday trip to Texas proved to be a perfect testing ground for some of the newest 8-weight fly rods from Sage, Scott and Winston, and may have involved a first Tarpon caught on foot!

Jimmy and Davis took several rods along for the ride. The casting situations varied greatly. They encountered shallow water and quick, short casts to redfish. At other times they found themselves making longer casts into the wind at cruising jacks and tarpon.

Among these 8-weight fly rod contenders were the Sage Salt HD, The Scott Sector, The Winston Alpha+ and the Winston Saltwater AIR. Have a look at the video to see how they did.




As Davis mentioned, the “best” rod will largely be determined by your own casting style and the situations where you’ll be using it most. Stop by the fly shop to cast each of these rods, ask us questions and learn more about the strengths of each one.You can also take a look at each of these fly rods here on the website:


·     Sage Salt HD

·     Scott Sector

·     Winston Alpha+

·     Winston Saltwater AIR


If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to stop by the fly shop in Littleton or call us at 303-794-1104. Remember that we offer free shipping on orders over $10 and that if it’s in stock on the website, we have it here in the shop – so orders always ship quickly.