Beulah set out to make the best saltwater fly rod possible and spared nothing to do it. The pure carbon build combined with the latest technology in Graphene resin results in the highest level of performance, strength, and sensitivity. They are comparable in finish, performance, and reliability with any top tier rod on the market. Advances in graphite technology have allowed Beulah to create lighter, smoother and more durable fly rods than ever thought possible.
The Beulah Opal fly rods are constructed for challenging casts, long bumpy boat rides, large aggressive fish and the toughest fishing environment you will encounter. A fast and responsive taper will help achieve quick, long, and accurate casts. With this increased strength, and exceptional tracking, comes the confidence to do battle with the fish these rods were designed to fish for.
The Beulah Opal 10, 11, and 12wt rods comes with the Beulah Fly Rods Forcegrip. For full detailed technical information, click here.
Beulah Opal G2 Salt Line Recommendations:
8 Weight - In shore species like Bonefish, Snook, Baby Tarpon, Redfish, light Stripers, and small reef fish. Really an easy casting ultra light rod. We have a couple of different line rec's for varying caster types.
SA Grand Slam(Amplitude or Smooth) - Best floating line for ease of casting or large flies at close range. Good match for Bonefish anglers that are new to casting fast action saltwater rods. It is a very smooth match. #1 floating line for all around fishing.
SA Infinity Saltwater (Amplitude or Smooth) - This line has a lighter, longer taper which is good match on the Beulah for reaching out and delicately putting a fly right in front of a Bonefish but still has enough body to pitch a weighted crab or clouser type fly. Advanced casters will really see the raw performance come out of this rod with this line. For less capable casters, go with the Grand Slam line.
RIO Tropical Outbound Short- Striper fisherman or anyone that needs to blast out big flies, quickly, with minimal false casts will like this line. It's terrible for precision work, but really excels for shooting lots of line fast.
9 Weight - A really good "Grand Slam" rod for working Permit, Baby Tarpon, Snook, and light in shore species. Great for Redfish or light coastal reef fish. This rod is still in the "fine casting" arena, with a very nice feel for false casting and delivering delicate shots.
We don't like a Bonefish taper on this rod, but really like the SA Grand Slam or the RIO Outbound Short in any of the floating or sinking configurations.
10 Weight - Our best seller. There is a jump in action and strength from the 9 to the 10 weight here. A #10 needs to be a strong, tough, and highly capable rod as you just never know what you might hook up with when prowling with a #10. This rod has roots on the East Cape of Baja and was designed while wrestling with 60+ pound Roosterfish. It's tough, fast, and very capable of blasting a bunch of line out fast.
It's very popular with anglers looking for a rod that is capable of making a very quick cast at various ranges. It's typically not our first choice for a Permit rod as it isn't as delicate as some others, but for open water fish like GT's, Roosters, and mixed size Tarpon we really love this rod.
SA Grand Slam - Best line for mixed use, Tarpon, Permit, winter Redfish, and other tough customers that succumb to flies on a floating line.
11 Weight - These go to the Seychelles, Christmas Island, Baja, and of course the Everglades for big spring Tarpon. A nice blend of casting and fish fighting performance. When a 12 feels like too much, but you want some insurance when fighting big nasty fish this rod fits nicely.
RIO Tropical Outbound Short - We love the Intermediate Sinking head on this rod, it's just absolutely gets SENT. The fast sinking models also play well depending on species.