White River Fly Shop® Dogwood Canyon® Pre-assembled Fly Outfits
Replacing the reel
I bought this outfit in a 6 weight but I plan on replacing the reel. Save a few more bucks and buy a better outfit. The reel does not work smoothly . Especially if you get it wet. The pole is fine.
August 25, 2014
Excellent for the money
I bought a 6 weight version around X-mas and got the hang of it pretty well. When it came time that I could start wading the Juniata river I realized that I needed a heftier rod for my bass needs. I bought the same thing in an 8 weight a few days ago and have already nailed tons of bass. Ditch the line before you even fish. Replace the line and this setup is actually quite decent. I love it and might buy another one. On my 6 weight I put Rio Clearwater and on the 8 weight I put cheap Cortland Fairplay line. I am also pleasantly surprised by the Cortland Fairplay for only $15.
June 4, 2014
It's a start
While this is a great combo to learn fly fishing with I have had a few problems with the reel. Yes the retrieve is reversible but you will find after you switch the reel from right hand to left the line is on the spool backwards.... In addition the drag noise maker broke the 2nd time I went fishing. Never the less the combo works and seems to keep pace with largemouth and even stripped bass in the 20" to 30" range. (8 weight 9') I am pleased overall for the money.
May 29, 2014
Excellent for beginners
I bought this fly rod as a first, to see if i liked fly fishing. Simple, good quallity, and it comes complete except for flies.
April 24, 2014