CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School April 13, 2019

CB’s Saltwater Outfitters will be holding an Orvis Fly-Casting School on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 am – 2 pm. Their staff of Orvis-Endorsed guides will cover fly casting basics, fly tackle rigging and fly casting with premium Orvis fly tackle.

Cost for the schools is $195 per person and includes the use of Orvis fly tackle and lunch. The schools 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.

Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349-4400 or to make reservations or for more information.

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

Capt. Rick Grassett works with a student in a previous fly casting 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 Flyfishing School.

Capt. Ed Hurst at CB's Saltwater Outfitters Orvis-Endorsed Flyfishing School is shown here instructing a previous class.

St. Croix Rods Releases the Ultimate Kayak Rod

The Legendary St. Croix rod company known for making the “best rods on earth” just introduced their new Mojo Yak at ICAST 2018—a rod specifically designed for kayakers.

Proudly made in the in Park Falls, Wisconsin, the Mojo Yak is the perfect rod for tight spaces. Effortlessly switch from your paddle to your rod and cast.

The rod has an Integrated Poly Curve matted with a premium, high-modulus SCIII Graphite giving it the power to cast in tight situations, like from a Kayak.

The rod has been shortened without hurting the performance. The shortened fighting butt allows anglers to easily move the rod in tight spaces. The Winn Grip technology provides enough tackiness to keep the rod from slipping out of your hand when it’s wet.

The rod has been reinforced at the tip to provide incredible strength to prevent potential brakes from high sticking.

This specialty rod comes in 8 models, 6 spinning and 2 casting.


  • Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) manrel technology
  • Premium, high modulus SCIII graphite
  • Kigan Master Hand 3d Guides with slim, strong, aluminum-oxide rights and black frames
  • Fuji DPS reel seat with black hoods on spinning models
  • Fuji ECS reel seat with black hoods on casting models
  • Custom Winn split-grip handle
  • Kigan hook-keeper
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

Come check out CB’s Saltwater Outfitters and look at our new St. Croix Mojo Yak!

Orvis introduces the world’s most accurate fly rod, the Helios 3

The Helios 3 is developed from the ground up with new materials in tip section, new tapering, and new ways of laying up the graphite to make it the most accurate fly rod on the market.

After the highly successful Helios and Helios 2, the Helios 3 is the first rod designed for accuracy! Place the fly exactly where you want it.

The Helios 3 is “accurate from anywhere” whether you’re chasing schools of redfish on the flats or trout fishing dry flies in a stream. The Helios 3 comes in two different flavors, the “D” for distance casting, and “F” for finesse.

The Helios “3F” is every dry fly trout fisherman’s dream. The “3F” has the traditional feel and finesse of most fly rods; however it is enhanced for accuracy.

In fly fishing, success can be measured in inches. The Helios 3D is made for distance, and perfect for laying over larger flies more accurately.

Proudly made in the USA, the Orvis Helios 3 has a 25-year warranty and comes in a rod tube and a protective sock.

  • Matte Storm blank
  • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/ Matte Storm carbon insert
  • Green accent wrap
  • Black/gray main wraps
  • REC recoil snake guides
  • Sic/titanium stripping guides
  • Aluminum rod tube made in USA

Come in and cast the most accurate fly rod today!

Introducing the 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.

 Salt HD Specs:
Weight (oz)
3 3/4
3 7/8
3 15/16
4 1/16
4 7/16
4 7/8

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

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


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 (Craig Smothers). Without them the tournament wouldn’t be possible, so please support them whenever you can.

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