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Boat and Equipment

Chittum Laguna Madre

I am fishing out of the first Laguna Madre, tunnel addition, to hit the water. I had this boat custom built for safety and comfort. The Laguna Madre has a smooth and incredibly dry ride. It is the only boat that can fish the Gulf and pole in 5” of water or less.  This shallow running ability allows me to reach water other boats can’t.


Sage Elite Guide:

I’ve personally fished with Sage rods since 1983.  I’m currently using the Sage Salt HD and X-Series rods.


Sage Fly Reels:

All my Sage Rods, 6 wt to 12 wt, are equipped with Sage Reels


Rio Fly Lines:

These are excellent Tarpon lines. They added 20 feet to my cast with the Rio. I like the Rio Redfish 7-9 weight. Outbound is the best 10-12 weight I have ever used.


Scientific Angler Pro Staff:

Excellent line.

Sunglasses – Smith Optics

I’ve tried many brands of sunglasses.  I believe these are the best for the Texas Flats. I use the clearwater copper lens.


Simms Gear:

Well, It’s just the best gear out there!

Patagonia :

Incredibly good gear with a great guarantee

Fishpond:  I've used this gear for many years.  

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