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SAGE SALT HD

The Sage Salt HD won “best of show” at ICAST 2017. Proudly made in the USA, the Salt HD features Konnetic HD Technology from the successful “X” rod for a strong, slim, ultra light rod that helps reduce fatigue and cut through the wind.

Offering more pulling power than standard fast action saltwater rods, the Salt allows anglers to target fast saltwater species with quick shots and even quicker second shots.

Reach the fish further, quicker, with lighter presentations.

  • KonneticHD Technology
  • Squid Ink blank color
  • Black thread wraps with Blue trim wraps
  • Oversized Ceramic Fuji stripper guides
  • Hard Chromed snake guides and tip-top
  • Heavy-Duty Stealth Black anodized aluminum reel seat
  • Integrated hidden hook keeper
  • Laser etched line weight on side band
  • Super Plus full-wells cork handle
  • Black rod bag with Blue logo and model tag
  • Blue powder coated aluminum rod tube with Sage medallion
 Salt HD Specs:
Model
Line
Length
Weight (oz)
690-4
6
9’0”
3 3/4
790-4
7
9’0”
3 7/8
890-4
8
9’0”
3 15/16
990-4
9
9’0”
4 1/16
1090-4
10
9’0”
4 7/16
1190-4
11
9’0”
4 7/8
1290-4
12
9’0”
5

Stop by CB’s Saltwater Outfitters for all your Sarasota fly fishing needs!

It's the Final Month of STAR!

$300,000 in prizes remain.
15 divisions, and it only takes one cast.

With one month left in STAR, there's still plenty of time to register and win amazing prizes!

To date, anglers have caught 19 tagged redfish, but only three were registered and won. Remaining prizes in the signature STAR Tagged Redfish Division include a GMC Sierra Pick-up, Maverick HPX-S and the Carolina Skiff Sport & Fish powered by Yamaha.

If you're not registered, now is the time! For the remaining weeks of STAR, there will be a drawing of ALL registered anglers for weekly prize packages provided by our STAR partners.

Visit our website to get registered today.

With 14 other Catch & Photo divisions, anglers of all skill levels have an opportunity to win boat, motor and trailer packages, all-terrain vehicles from Textron, Power Poles, tackle and much more simply by catching and logging eligible species.

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Division offers youth anglers ages 6-17 their shot at a share of $100,000 in education scholarships, or one of two Carolina Skiff 16ft JVX Center Consoles.

Another fun and rewarding division of STAR is the Costa Kick Plastic Trash Division, where participants gather a 5-gallon bucket of trash from the shore line or coastal waters and submit each entry for their opportunity to win $500 in cash from Sunsect, a pair of Costa sunglasses or a $250 gift certificate.

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters “Orvis Fly Fishing 101” Clinic- Sat., Oct 14, 2017

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, 1249 Stickney Pt. Rd., on Siesta Key (Sarasota) will hold an “Orvis Fly Fishing 101” introductory fly fishing clinic on Saturday, Oct 14 from 9 am - 11 am with Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guides Capt. Rick Grassett, Capt. Ed Hurst, Capt. Kelly Stilwell and Capt. Andy Cotton.

The cost for the clinic is $25 and will include fly casting basics, fly tackle rigging and fly casting with premium Orvis fly tackle. There will also be special in store offers on Orvis products.

Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to sign up or for more information.

Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide, Capt. Ed Hurst demonstrates a fly cast to students in a previous Orvis Fly Fishing 101 clinic at CB's Saltwater Outfitters. CB's Saltwater Outfitters will be offering the clinic again on Oct 14, 2017. Contact them at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters to sign up.

Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide, Capt. Ed Hurst demonstrates a fly cast to students in a previous Orvis Fly Fishing 101 clinic at CB's Saltwater Outfitters.

CB’s Outfitters 'Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School' is Sat., Nov. 18th, 2017

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, 1249 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL will have another Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing school on Sat, Nov 18, 2017. Located on Siesta Key, named Best Beach in America, the school will cover fly casting basics, line control, shooting line and the roll cast. Instructors, Capt. Rick Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst will also cover leader construction, fly selection, and saltwater fly fishing techniques.

The course, designed for beginning and intermediate fly casters, will focus on basics but also work with intermediate casters on correcting faults and improving casting skills.

The cost for the school, which will run from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, is $175 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle and lunch.

Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to sign up or for more information.

Capt. Rick Grassett works with a student in a previous clinic.

Capt. Rick Grassett works with a student in a previous clinic.

Learn to fly fish or sharpen your fly casting skills with Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guides, Capt. Rick Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst at CB's Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly fishing School on Nov 18, 2017.

Learn to fly fish or sharpen your fly casting skills with Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guides, Capt. Rick Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst at CB's Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly fishing School on Nov 18, 2017.

2016 MCFF/CCA “Fall Fly Fishing Challenge” Results

The 12th annual MCFF/CCA “Fall Fly Fishing Challenge” was held on Saturday, Oct. 29thth. Anglers gathered at The Meadows Country Club Community Association building on Friday evening for the angler meeting and on Saturday afternoon for angler check in and an awards luncheon. The tournament benefits the conservation and/or education programs of CCA and Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers.

Anglers could fish any water on the west coast of Florida using flies only in a catch, digital photo, release format fishing tournament for reds, trout, snook and more. All fish were photographed and immediately released. New this year were a Grand Champion Runner Up award in the Open division and 5th place award in the Fly Angler division. Winners of each division were awarded Orvis Recon fly rod outfits and handsome plaques. Other winners also received a plaque and donated gift certificates. The event also featured an upscale raffle and a silent auction.

A special thanks to donors to the event; Orvis, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, Economy Tackle, Chouinard Outdoor Associates/Simms & Umpqua, Andy Thornal Company, Fishing Bandit, The Compound, West Wall Outfitters, New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, Doug Forde, Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) and Saltflys.com (Craig Smothers). Without them the tournament wouldn’t be possible, so please support them whenever you can.

Open Division-based on total inches (guides, anglers fishing with guides and any other angler wishing to compete)

Grand Champion (slam)-largest snook, redfish and trout 64.5"
Capt. Chris Hargiss, Sarasota, FL

Grand Champion Runner Up (slam) 49.75"
Brian Boehn, Bradenton, FL

Snook 213.5"
Justin Hamblet, Sarasota, FL

Trout 52.25"
John Weimer, Sarasota, FL

Redfish
No winner

Fly Angler Division-based on a point per inch format for redfish, snook, trout and multiple other species (no guides allowed in this division)

1st place- Mick Coulas, Venice, FL 281.25 points
2nd place-Ken Babineau, Sarasota, FL 253.5 points
3rd place-Carl Raeckers, Tampa, FL 241.5 points
4th place-Robert Fischer, Tampa, FL 189.5 points
5th place-Jim Knowles, Bradenton, FL 116 points

Open division Grand Champion, Capt, Chris Hargiss from Sarasota, FL receives his award from MCFF president Ken Babineau and tournament committee member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Open Division Grand Champion Capt, Chris Hargiss from Sarasota, FL receives his award from MCFF president Ken Babineau and Committee Member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Open Division Grand Champion Runner Up, Brian Boehn from Sarasota, FL, receives his award from MCFF president Ken Babineau and tournament committee member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Open Division Grand Champion Runner Up, Brian Boehn receives his award from MCFF president Ken Babineau and tournament Committee Member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly Angler Division winner MIck Coulas from Venice, FL receives his award from  MCFF president Ken Babineau and tournament committee member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly Angler Division winner MIck Coulas from Venice, FL receives his award from MCFF President Ken Babineau and tournament Committee Member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly Angler Division 2nd place winner MCFF President Ken Babineau and committee member Capt. Rick Grassett.

Fly Angler Division 2nd place winner MCFF President Ken Babineau with Committee Member Capt. Rick Grassett.

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CB’s is proud to support grassroots advocacy for our nation’s 46 Million Anglers, and we hope you will, too.

There’s a lot of politics in fishing. No really, there is. From bans on your tackle to the creation of no-fishing zones, our nation’s pastime is often under threat of being over-regulated, or worse, being completely taken away.

Through policy, science and conservation, the Government Affairs team of the American Sportfishing Association works to minimize access restrictions, promote clean waters and restore fish populations.

Anglers could fish any water on the west coast of Florida using flies only in a catch, digital photo, release format fishing tournament for reds, trout, snook and more. All fish were photographed and immediately released.

New this year were a Grand Champion Runner Up award in the Open division and 5th place award in the Fly Angler division. Winners of each division were awarded Orvis Recon fly rod outfits and handsome plaques. Other winners also received a plaque and donated gift certificates. The event also featured an upscale raffle and a silent auction.

A special thanks to donors to the event; Orvis, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, Economy Tackle, Chouinard Outdoor Associates/Simms & Umpqua, Andy Thornal Company, Fishing Bandit, The Compound, West Wall Outfitters, New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, Doug Forde, Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) and Saltflys.com (Craig Smothers). Without them the tournament wouldn’t be possible, so please support them whenever you can.

For more information, visit www.keepamericanfishing.org
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