Originally Posted by Sheepdog8404
You’d be missing out if you skipped bringing the rod with you. A 7wt with a sinking shooting head is what you’re after. Some dudes get crazy with high end sealed drag saltwater reels but I was able to get away with an old click/pawl reel and just rinsed it (and the rod) very well after each trip. For a line, any sinking head with a intermediate line is perfect. I used a Rio outbound short WF7s6/i. A stripping basket is a must. You can make one for a few bucks with a small basket from Home Depot and a bungee cord. Make sure it has some drain holes in it in case you get swamped by a wave. As for flies, a handful of small clousers (chartreuse/white and red/yellow) will get the job done. Make sure you watch your back cast too. Folks will like to stand behind you and watch. Look for rips buckets and troughs in about ankle to thigh deep water. No need to get deep. Most perch are caught in shin deep water. The Corbin’s are pretty tough but tying into some perch or a halibut is fairly easy to do. A small perch on a 7wt will take you for a ride. Hook into a sub-legal halibut even and you’ll have your hands full. Good luck!