With a price beginners will find suitable and a level of performance experienced fly fishers will appreciate, you can't go wrong our Hobbs Creek® Fly Rod and Reel Outfit.
Featuring all-metal construction, an aluminum spool, and a super smooth disc drag, the Hobbs Creek Fly Reel’s large arbor design allows it to hold more line and provide a faster retrieval rate.
With a striking finish, quality components and precise action built around our own easy casting IM-6 blank, this Hobbs Creek Rod features a components package normally found on much higher priced rods. Walnut reel seat inserts, aluminum alloy fittings, oversized stainless steel snake guides and a high-grade cork grip.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JP287 Outstanding value
I bought this outfit as a new fly fisherman in January. It is an outstanding rig and I have caught many bream and small bass with it, but I primarily wanted to write this review to comment on the case. The photo shows the tire marks after my girlfriend accidentally ran over my case with a loud crunch, with my fly rod inside. I sadly opened the case expecting my rod to be in pieces. To my amazement there was not the slightest bit of damage to the rod and I have used it many times since with no problems. The case did sustain some visible damage but is still very much usable, I just wouldn't want to run over it again. This is a great outfit and the case is an excellent protector of your investment.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayMan035 Hobbs creek outfit
This is my first fly rod and im really impressed with it. the reel is smooth, and the line flows smoothly. its great value for beginners complete with carry case. i have taken it out a few times over the summer and have expierianced no problems with it.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dustyd great purchase
a great fly fishin pole for your money works great i use it alot!!!
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 awsome combo
i got this combo for christmas as a first time fly fisherman after fishing in my front yard(prac. casting) it was easy. just went bass fishing for the first time yesterday and caught multipule 5lb. bass without a problem. the rod, reel and fly line work awsome only thing i would reccomend is the fly tying tool this helps tie on new leader ect. once again awsome product by the white river fly shops.
May 22, 2012
I've never setup a reel before and was surprised to have received this combo unassembled. How much backing should I apply to the reel before I tie on the fly line? i've searched forums and the best answer has been to 'wing it'. That's not good enough for me. Should I use the entire spool of backing that came in the combo?
Most fly fishers fill the spool of the reel with as much backing as possible to allow them to retrieve faster and to reduce line memory. Thereby the line is less likely to tangle. Read the reel capacity chart to determine the amount of backing needed for the reel.
I went ahead and spooled the entire amount of the backing provided, tied it to and then spooled the fly line - it was the appropriate amount of both. This might depend upon the weight of the line you order, but I could be incorrect. I ordered mine with 5 weight