World record-breaking outfits at an entry level price. Two-piece 4- thru 6-weight rods feature western-style grip, while 7- and 8-weight two-piece rods come standard with Full Wells grip and removable fighting butt. Outfit includes everything you'll need to start fishing: Dogwood Canyon disc drag fly reel, weight-forward floating Hobbs Creek fly line, Magibraid backing, a tapered leader, and a protective rod sock.
Rated 5 out of 5 by turkeyhunter01 great product
i have the 9' 6 wt dog wood canyon i landed many of many of fish including a 5 pound 15 ounce smallmouth caught on a wooly bugger at elkhorn creek. the fly rod i have was my first fly rod i bought it 4 years ago it is very easy to use... 5 stars
December 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by thelimeStoner Excellent Combo
I have fished with many fly rods, and I absolutely love casting my 7' 4 wt. Dogwwod Canyon more than any other. For beginners particularly, the slower rod action is very forgiving. No, it doesn't come with a rod tube. So what. Make one from PVC for next to nothing - there are directions how to do it online. Do not hesitiate to buy this combination if you are getting into fly fishing, I wish I had mine when I got started. The only problem with this combo is the feeling it leaves with you that you spent too much money on your other rods and reels. Buy it.
July 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by lance929 better than the best
This was my first fly fishing outfit and I loved it instantly. The dogwood canyon is easy to cast, retrieve, and has a great feel. I bought in a 6 weight and recently purchased a ross 8wt and like the dogwood MUCH more, and it was $200 cheaper. Purchase this outfit.
October 22, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by JCWillow Reel broke during second fishing trip
This was the first rod and reel (9' - 5W) I had ever bought for fly fishing. I inherited one from my Dad with an automatic reel. It's really nice, but I prefer a manual reel. I loved the action of this rod and the reel seemed to work pretty good. During my second trip with the rod and reel the reel quit working. It would reel but i could cast any line out. Fortunately a friend had an extra reel that I could use for the rest of the trip. We took the reel apart later when we got back to the cottage and took it apart to try to fix it. Turned out the key inside had sheered off.
When I took it back to Bass Pro Shop the guy in the fly shop knew exactly what I was talking about. Made me think this wasn't the first time he had seen this. I didn't want to get an exact replacement, thinking the same thing might happen again because of the design, so I upgraded. Because of my experience I can't recommend getting this combo.
I upgraded to the Temple Fork Outfitters™ Lefty Kreh Pro Series Fly Rods/ Hobbs Creek™ Large Arbor Fly Reel Outfit (9' - 5W). I haven't used it yet, but I like the action of the rod, and the fact that it is a 4 piece rod. I also like having a large arbor. I'm hoping I'll have better luck with this one.
August 17, 2010
All of the Dogwood Canyon rods are pretty much moderate action. This was my first fly rod I owned, and it is pretty much a whip compared to what I fish with now. It's going to be a very moderate action, any weight you get in this rod.
I will primarily be fishing for large and smallmouth bass, white bass and crappie, im also interested in a fly rod for catching salmon, but i understand that the difference in size between crappie and salmon is pretty great so there wont really be a rod thats good for both of them. however id stil like to find a rod that would give me a remote chance of catching these fish, so what size rod would that be?
It really depends on which you will be fishing for more, crappie or salmon. If you mostly fish crappie but go for salmon once in a while, I'd suggest a 5 or 6 wt. If you're gonna fish for salmon more often than bass/crappie, I'd use a 8 wt ish. Tight lines
I personally bought the 5 weight, 9ft outfit and couldn' be happier. I've used it for Smallies, bluegill, crappie and I got a couple carp on it as well. It's lasted over a year and still going strong. Worth the $100 price tag.
Your best all around sized rod for the wide range of fish you described is a 9' 5 wt. Any smaller and bass will take you for a ride. Any bigger it's going to feel like a pool cue tugging on a crappie. I have caught anything from a bluegill to a large bass on a 9' 5wt and it handles that range nicely.
I would step up to a TFO Professional Series rod and one of the BPS reels, maybe the Hobbs Creek. You will wear out the Dogwood Canyon set up pretty quickly. It's a pretty cheap set up, although priced accordingly.
It will depend on the size of the salmon you're trying to catch. If you're not going after the 40lb kings of Alaska and just sticking with 10 lbers then try the white river fly shop Dogwood Canyon pre-assembled outfit in a 8wt. It should work out great.
Probably gonna need to look more towards a 9 ft 8 wt rod and reel set up. I would look towards the Hobbs Creek set up or even the TFO Pro Series with the Hobbs Creek Reel. The Dogwood Canyon is just really cheap. I started with it, and it didn't last at all before I had to go get a Hobbs Creek reel, and eventually a TFO/Okuma set up.
Maybe try the Heat Fly Rods or Temple Fork Outfitters Signature II Rods. Also instead of buying a whole new reel maybe consider filling one of your reels with gelspun backing which is thinner and will increase spool capacity for those Mack Trucks
Depending on the size of the carp you are catching, I'd be hard pressed to think anything under an 8 or 9 weight is going to even phase a carp. The one's we have in Arizona are absolutely enormous, and I wouldn't want to get one on a fly rod. You might have to look at TFO or another good, inexpensive manufacturer for a stronger rod.
The Dogwood Canyon series is a great rod and reel combo to start out fly fishing. It is very forgiving and will last you for a good while until you decide to get a new combo. Or you can be perfectly happy keeping this one, it will serve you for a long time.
Depends on what you are fishing for. I would get the 9 ft 5 wt as a standard. If youare going to be fishing smaller streams and creeks I would say maybe an 8 ft 3-4 wt. And honestly, for and extra $75 I would get the TFO Pro Series with the Hobbs Creek Reel they sell at BP. Much better than the Dogwood Canyon. My Dogwood Canyon reel I started out with lasted a few afternoons before it was shot.
More than likely yes. you would have to strip the line and reel it back on the reel in the other direction. and you would also have to change the drag around to make it left handed. can be easily done with the triangle click drag, might be a little more difficult if it is an internal drag in which youd have to change the bearings around.
Yeah this combo should work okay. Make sure you rinse off the reel and rod every time after you use it in saltwater. Also I'd recommend getting a saltwater fly line as the freshwater fly line will not have an ideal taper for casting in saltwater but if you don't mind it won't be a problem. Good luck!