This Fly Rod Starter Kit from Pflueger® is a great way to get started in fly fishing at a price that fits any budget. The Fly Rod Starter Kit includes everything you need to get on the water quickly: 8', three-piece #5/6 weight fly rod; single-action fly reel; 50 yards of fly line backing; and 25 yards of 6-weight fly line.
Manufacturer model #: PFYKIT2.
Not worth the money
I got this kit as a gift for my dad to try and get him into fly fishing, and being a fly fisherman myself, I have to say that this kit is not worth the money for a starter setup. There are other kits that aren't much more cost wise, but worth what you spend (check the Hobb's Creek setups). The reel was setup with right-hand retrieve even though 80% of fly fisherman use left hand retrieve, so I had to take it apart to change. Plus, there is no real drag system, it's set at a tight drag and can't be changed. The rod has terrible action and is way too stiff for an 8' "trout" rod. And the line that comes with it is pretty lousy.
March 26, 2012
best fly fish kit around
My dad got this for me. We put it together and used it in our pond.bream love it but the small brown fly has a to small hook and killed a fish but the overal thing is it is worth it.the shirt takes a while to get there.
September 24, 2011
Cant beat the price best fly pole
I have had so much fun with this pole. Me and my dad have been fly fishing every day. It was well worth the money.
May 25, 2011
Good starter fly rod
This is a good fly rod to start with if you do not want to spend $100s on a better rod. If find you like fly fishing, you can then move up to better equipment. It was a good value for the price paid. The combo was nice with the rod, reel, proper fly line, tippet and an assortment of lies.
May 10, 2011
I do more panfishing with the fly rod and catch a lot of Bass and don't use dacking. I see it used more in saltwater because the fish run longer and fight harder. as a matter of fact I don't ever use the reel to bring the fish in. I hold the line with my Rod hand and pull in with the free hand
The fly line is pre-loaded on the reel. You only have to attach the large end of the tippet (leader) to the fly line, and then a fly to the tippet to start fishing. You may have to research "nail knots" on the internet to see how to join the fly line and tippet.
I've been told by experienced fly fishermen that it is an excellent set up for a beginner. The rod has some good flex, the reel is basic, I could have easily paid much more and have gotten too much for my skill level.
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