These rods are specifically designed for casting streamers in freshwater or light saltwater. Their taper and design makes casting large weighted flies not only easier, but with more accuracy and distance. In addition, fly rods built specifically for streamers are more durable and handle sink tips and shooting heads without complaint. The trade off will be a lack of light delicate touch in the event you do use dry flies or small nymphs with these rods. If you are looking for a saltwater specific fly rod, be sure to look at our collection of saltwater fly rods.