Its no secret that Louisiana has some MASSIVE redfish. Anglers are consistently targeting larger fish with larger flies than in places like Charleston. Its a completely different kind of fishing. We recommend a 9wt fly rod not only because of the size of the fish but also because of the size of the flies. This setup was hand picked by the guides at the shop to deliver the best performance for the least amount of money and would work great as a budget rod or a backup rod. The rod is a Redington Predator 9′ 9wt and is currently the best selling rod at the shop. The rod comes with a full warranty against damage. The reel is the new Redington Behemoth 9/10. Comes spooled with Rio Redfish weight forward 9wt fly line and 200 yards of 20lbs backing. The rod and reel both come with a soft case.