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Tackle, rod, reel, line
Danish inshore fishing
By Martin Joergensen
7-8 wt. is ideal
Most Danes fish 7-8 wt. rods and lines. And most use a weight forward floating (WF-F) line or a shooting head. Expect that fairly long casts under difficult (that's mostly windy) conditions can save a day. All salt water flyfishing is done wading, and both waders and warm clothes for almost all seasons are essential.
Lately a lot of fishers have changed to lighter tackle. Taking into consideration the average size of the fish caught and the size of the flies used, that can be a good idea. i have fished a 5 wt. with a shooting head these last seasons with great luck.
Also be aware that the tackle has to tolerate some bashing. Salt water, sand, sprays and general abuse is the order of the day, so leave the rose wood seated cane rod at home and bring a no-nonsense carbon rod.
A fast rod can be an advantage
Line is mostly floating Weight Forward
Short leaders will work
Salt can kill a reel