Bugger Fly Outfits

   

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8'6"

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B8652R
  • An outstanding combo
  • 2-piece carbon graphite rod
  • Aluminum, disk-drag, large arbor reel
You won’t find a better fly rod and reel outfit for the money than our Bugger Fly Outfit. The sleek, 2-piece, carbon graphite rod is carefully matched to a properly sized aluminum (not plastic) large arbor, disk-drag reel with up-locking reel seat. Each is a value in its own right. Together, they’re unbeatable. If you’ve ever longed to try fly fishing or simply want a great outfit to hone your skills, the price is right and the time is now.
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by the 5 wt is a great rod, esp for the cost I wrote a review a couple years ago for this rod only, but since this is offered as a kit, I wanted to update it. After I broke the first rod, I traded a competitors $179 5 wt I had for this rod. I love this rod. I fish almost exclusively on small streams for very large (up to 7 lbs) largemouth bass and catfish double that. The rod has always performed well. I am not the best fly caster in the world (any who have watched will testify to that), but I can still manage 50 foot casts with 2/0 deer hair mice and dahlberg diver. If I am using more 5 wt appropriate flies such as nymphs for bluegills, 60-70 foot casts are achievable. I really like the shorter length of the fly rod where tight tree lined spots can be much easier to fish than a full 9 ft rod. September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by First Fly Rod Looks and feels very nice. I can't wait to get out and use it. January 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst ever purchase The rod broke the first time I used it. And my tippet did not break. So there is a serious manufacturing problem with this equipment. September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Value I bought this combo for a recent bass fishing trip to Maine. I have other fly outfits that cost several times more & this combo performed with the best of them. I had no problem throwing all but the biggest poppers & heaviest weighted streamers. The reel performed as expected. Not the smoothest drag, but not bad. More than enough for bass, panfish & trout August 22, 2012
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I have the 8 wt. and use it exclusively for saltwater and it has held up very well. As with any rod and reel being used for saltwater just be sure to rinse off with fresh water after use.
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Weighed on a calibrated digital scale:
5 wt - 4.2 oz
8 wt - 4.9 oz
This is after a year of fish blood, guts, and gore may have added to the low cost cork via absorption, so actual rod weight may be a tiny bit less.
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I have caught literally hundreds of bass with the rod (not the reel). The largest being 7 lbs per the picture and video (in my review). I have not had any problems with the splintering as stated by another respondent, however, at 40 bucks, I would consider it a deal. Also, Bass Pro Shops should replace the rod. i am kind of curious to see if they did.
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Absolutely, I've caught several. However, the end section of my my 8-wt rod splintered casting an ordinary popper, so durability is a serious concern.
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Yes, this kit is good for Bass if you get a bigger leader and add some 4X or bigger tippet. The 9' throws streamers without any trouble.
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Does come loaded with line?

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No, its a bare reel. you have to buy backing and line.
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No, the reel is not pre-spooled with line.
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I just bought this combo in 5wt and I am not seeing how to switch the retrieve of the reel. Surely there is a way to do so?
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1. Remove the spool from the reel by pressing the metal release tab on the spool face.
2. Flip the spool upside down and locate the metal pentagonal shaped retaining clip. 3.Use a butter knife to gently pry the retainer clip loose from the spool.
4. Slide out the white pin bearing. (looks like a plastic tube with tiny metal rollers on it).
5. Flip the bearing around and replace in the opposite direction as it was factory installed.
6. Replace metal retainer clip.
7. Return spool to reel and check that the pin bearing was installed in the right direction. If not, repeat steps above.
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I have the 5wt combo as well. I could not find instructions to change the retrieve from right hand to left hand, so I played with it a bit. My trial was successful!
1. Remove the spool from the reel.
2. Looking inside the spool, you will see a white plastic bearing housing.
3. Remove the hexagonal shaped retaining clip to free the bearing housing.
4. Remove the bearing housing, flip it over, and reinsert it.
5. Insert the hexagonal shaped retaining clip.
6. Place the spool back on the reel.
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