Flats fishing often demands quickly executed and, above all, accurate shots between 25 and 75 feet. The Salt loads easily for shorter-distance presentations and for lifting the line head into a single back cast, shooting to the target, and putting your fly on the money. In good hands, the Salt has plenty of reach, but it's not a top choice for firing to the horizon. What you get instead is more useful: very fine presentations. —T.L.