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 fishartist Fly rod for BASS
I recently purchased a 9' 8 weight and I really like it. I purchased this rod to catch stripped bass as I was afraid that my 5 weight rod might break. The weather has been too hot to catch the strippers schooling so I have been catching largemouth bass up to 5# on 1/0 poppers. This rod is light enough to cast without getting tired and with little effort throw a 1/0 bug a long way. If you are looking for a great rod at a very reasonable price this is it. The tapered leader that comes attached to the fly line is a bit lite for me. I just cut it back some and tied in a 10# tippet.
August 8, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by hermantoo Only one word can describe it: EPIC
I'm a new fly fisherman. I learned how to fly fish on this rod. I caught a lot of bluegill with it. It's so much fun! It's great for beginners like me. Plus, if my line accidentally gets caught in the reel, (that happens a lot with me) the reel comes apart so it's easy to fix!
May 28, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4reelangler GREAT PRODUCT
Used it today on the Huron River. I got the 7'6". It worked great. There are trees and brushes around so I needed the shorter one to get to the trout. Did not catch anything. First time fly fishing but it was fun!
April 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by gonefishing25 great rod!
i have the 9' 8 weight rod. i am a fly fishing hack. i just really enjoy it and this rod and reel combo is grede A+++++. couldn't ask for more. this just boosts my enjoyment of fly fishing more. and on top of it all it is AMAZINGLY priced.
July 26, 2009
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!