Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oden Great the second time around!
As the title says had to return the first one because it was DOA. A tip on one of the pieces was broken off. Contacted Dicks and they overnighted me a new one and I just put the old one in the box and send it back.
The rod and reel are nice for the price. I wanted a fly rod that would break down and I could travel with. For a decent rod and reel and case to do some fly fishing with when you don't want to spend double or triple the amount it's a good buy.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by steevebee all around product for beginners
With little knowledge of the fly fishing equipment available this kit seems to be great for the beginner. The salesman was very helpful in choosing equipment that was necessary for a beginning fly fisherman. Hope the are biting.
May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fish Hawk Great for a Beginner or to pack
This is a great rod for a beginner. It is sturdy and packable for use by an intermediate level angler. I have used this rod for a year in small streams and raging Maine rivers. Most importantly, I have caught salmon, trout, bass, and assorted sun fish with this rod.
It is great for dry flies. Use a strike indicator for nymphs and streamers, as it is difficult to feel a strike that can't bee seen. Fly fishing with this rod in shallow trout streams was far better than spin casting. Get one casting lesson, read a little, and you could use a fly rod.
February 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Danny Jo Nice outfit, great rod action
I am a beginner at fly fishing and had bought another beginners setup package from another sporting goods store, and was struggling with casting. I bought this package and although the rod was rated the same weight , the more balanced setup and rod action has me casting much better. I would recommend this outfit to any beginner or intermediate fly fisherman.
May 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by kenksenior good value
I bought this as wife's first rod and reel and she is very happy with it. The rod appears well built and the reel smooth. The carry case is a big plus.
July 23, 2011