Pflueger® Fly Rod Starter Kit
the rod is thicker then it should be the reel is loud and he line gets stuck behind the spool all the time and the line breaks easily dont waste your money cause its cheap that what i did cause this was my first fly rod
October 13, 2014
Bought this to "replace" a very old rod/reel that I use very infrequently. There are a couple of issues that become apparent quickly:
1. The rod ferrules (where the 3 pieces come together) do not fit very snugg-ly. Even if you really seat them well, you'll wind up casting a piece or two of your rod downstream. You constantly have to re-seat them to prevent this. I've used it probably a dozen times and the windings are cracked already. Perhaps my rod was an anomaly, but I doubt it. The Ferrules already have begun to crack (See photo)
2. Other reviewers are spot on when they complain about the line. It's pretty junky.
3. ALSO the line tends to slip between the spool and reel housing, always at the worst time possible. More of a reel problem than a line problem. It got to be where I'd rather wind my line around a stick than this reel...
A lot of products are good for beginners as they just are not meant to last - that is what I expected out of this. This is a product that is not meant to last AND does not perform satisfactory for what I feel a beginner would need. I would not recommend it to a beginner because the 3 aforementioned problems would certainly turn someone off to fly fishing.
October 6, 2014
The reel is a bit loud but this is a great kit. I recommend this kit for everyone!!!
December 19, 2013
First Fly Rod & Reel
I got this fly starter kit as a birthday present.The next day I used it.It was excellent. Can fold up to 3 pieces. I LOVE IT
November 27, 2013