It could have been called the Predator series, as this series is not only for dorados but also for mean predators, like our own Scandinavian pike! The two rods in this series are designed and developed to cast big flies with ease… and you will find that the rod does all the work.
The dorado rods come with our new handle, which will be a signature from salmologic in the future. The handle is made from third grade (highest quality) cork granulate, combined with a very strong resin. The handle is incredibly durable and will gradually develop a darker finish (a “patina”) over time adding to its natural character. In other words, it will look better with use and age. It is lighter than rubberized cork, and gives you a much better grip when wet than traditional cork will ever do. Last but not least, this handle will give you the full benefit of the action in the blanks.
The dorado series will also be fitted with chrome “Japanese Fuji K" tangle-free and ultra-light shooting guides. Because of their angle, these guides are an outstanding improvement when it comes to shooting lines, especially when standing in the water.
The rods in the dorado series will be delivered in a black aluminium 2go case - a cool and new design that is exclusive to salmologic. It is designed so that the rods can be accessed from either end. This 2go case accommodates not just one rod, but two rods simultaneously, making it ideal for the traveling fly fisherman.
DORADO - 9'6 FEET-4 PIECES - 18 GRAMS/278 GRAINS
A beast in disguise – it looks light, it feels light, it can bend… but when you cast it, you will feel raw power. When fighting a big pike or a strong dorado, you will know that you are in charge. Setting this rod up with our WF Shooter in any density will give you the perfect setup for hunting the big fish of the lakes. Line and reel recommendation: WF line - 18 grams/278 grains All Logic heads - 18 grams/278 grains Short-cut heads - 18 grams/278 grains Logic RL. 0.02 Salmologic reel size no. 2
DORADO - 9'9 FEET-4 PIECES - 20 GRAMS/308 GRAINS
A single hand rod that casts 20 grams sounds like it would be heavy – however this one is not. As I have always stated, it is not about the weight of the rod, it is about the balance of the whole setup. This blank was created to cast 20 grams, as this is the line weight needed to cast the biggest pike flies. The blank does this with grace. Hunting the lakes with the 20 grams WF Shooter takes you much closer to your dream of catching the big one. Line and reel recommendation: WF line - 20 grams/308 grains All Logic heads - 20 grams/308 grains Short-cut heads – 20 grams/308 grains Logic RL. 0.028 or 0.030 Salmologic reel size no. 2