Horizon Tactical Saltwater Fly Rods

Frontier Fly Fishing launched its range of HORIZON fresh-and saltwater rods in 2003 and since the launch the rods became firm favourites amongst many South African fly-fishermen.

In 2019 Frontier Fly Fishing introduced a completely new range of saltwater rods that will cover all the bases for the saltwater fly-fisherman, from the hugely versatile 990-4 TSS to the leviathan-taming 1583-4 TSS.

Horizon Tactical Saltwater Series 990-4

9-weight, 9-foot 0-inch, 4-piece

The 990-4 TSS is the first saltwater rod in the TSS rod range to be released to the South African market. The 9’0” 9-wt is without question our biggest selling saltwater fly-rod and with good reason – it’s not just a great all-round saltwater rod for the South African coast but is also the ideal rod for species in exotic destinations like the Seychelles and Mauritius. It is also the perfect rod for tigerfish in the Zambezi River and other environs where they are found. The 990-4 TSS features an ultra-fast action to deal with the wind and has a short fighting butt typical of a rod like this.

Horizon Tactical Saltwater Series 1290-4

12-weight, 9-foot 0-inch, 4-piece

When you are targeting large fish like giant trevally off the coast of South Africa or on the flats of the Seychelles or Mauritius, a 12-wt is the rod of choice for all serious anglers. The 1290-4 TSS fly-rod will handle these hard-fighting fish and thanks to its ultra-fast action it will drive large 6/0 flies into the wind with ease.

Horizon Tactical Saltwater Series 1583-4

15-weight, 8-foot 3-inch, 4-piece

If you are looking for a fly-rod to tame all but the largest saltwatwater fish anywhere in the world, the 1583-4 is the rod for you. We tested this rod on tarpon of well over 200lbs in Costa Rica and the rod broke the fish’s spirit faster than any other rod we’ve used on these huge fish. This is just the sort of rod you’d want for yellowfin tuna off the Western Cape coast. This rod has immense backbone and pulling power. The rod has a fighting grip mated to the handle and has an extra-long fighting butt to fit into a fighting bucket.