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Inagua Flats Fishing

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When it comes to testing lines Marlin Roush, one of the mad scientists at RIO, is never shy about hopping on a plane for some corner of the globe to go testing.

This spring was no different. Marlin found a plane ride and joined RIO Rep Dave, best hair in the industry, Gellatly for some flats fishing in Inagua (not to be confused with the lizard).

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One of the benefits of having Sage for a sister company was the fact that Marlin was able to grab a pile of Top Secret prototype Sage rods for the trip.

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Inagua is a fairly quiet island in the Bahamas with ample Bonefishing opportunities. Shots exist wading on pristine flats or from a boat. Besides bones the guys were able to track down a few baby tarpon. Although they searched, in typical fashion, no permit were found…

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Marlin was able to test several lines incorporating new technologies that should be killer for flats species…stay tuned.

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We’ll let the pictures say the rest until the crew heads to Belize for further testing next month. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.