Rod/Reels- 8-10wt rods (same as permit set up) with a fast action for tight loops and strength to pull flies out of snagged mangroves. Mid to large arbor reels with reliable drag.
Lines- (fly lines, backing) A floating line matching the weight of rod. Intermediate sink tips can be added if more depth if needed. Backing should be of 25- 30 pound (heavier is fine) and a minimum length of 150 yards.
Leaders/ tippets- Tapered or straight leaders of 16-20lb test in 5-8ft length. Have tippet in 16lb, 20lb, and 30lb (20 and 30 pound for bite). Add a 12" bite section of 20-30lb for Tarpon and snook.
Accessories and other items- We fish the Lagoon either by boat, if there is access depending on water level, or by kayak. When fishing by kayak your items and yourself will be getting wet so a waterproof bag is recommended.
Other items to consider and have for our fishery and area: Line cutters, hook sharpener, pliers, sun protection, rain gear, hat, water proof boat bag/ fishing pack. Page - Lagoon Tack