As you’ll see in our description of seven-weight rods, there are a few “specialized” fly rod weights out there and we think the nine-weight rod fits the bill. It dips its toes into the big-game realm as well as the very big game realm, great for redfish, trout, as well as people looking to target permit, tarpon, GTs, and more. Also, a nine-weight is a good option for bass anglers who tend to fish big flies on open water in windy conditions. In other words, if you want to cut through the wind and cast big flies, look no further than a nine-weight fly rod—it’s a beast for just about any fish out there.
We have two great options for nine-weight rods. First, our Outcast is specifically designed for saltwater, with corrosion-resistant materials and an engraved aluminum reel seat. Plus, it has a distinct “saltwater look” that’s right at home on the flats. We also have our Vesper rod in nine-weight, with industry-leading materials and unmatched performance on the water. It’s a great option for saltwater, freshwater, or both. Both models include a cork fighting butt to help wrangle those sea monsters you’re bound to hook into.
Regardless of which rod you choose, our nine-weight rods are built to the highest standards—distinctive styles inspired by classic design, custom reel seats made with unique burled hardwoods, hand-turned cork grips, and more. Each of our nine-weight rods is the perfect balance of value and craftsmanship, proof that you don’t need to shell out for a second mortgage to have a great day on the water. If you have a question about which rod weight is right for you, or which model fits your needs, be sure to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers to tight lines and we’ll see you out there.