Looking for extreme quality on a budget? Then look no further than our Hobbs Creek® Large Arbor Disc Drag Fly Outfits! The high-performing rod is built from responsive IM-6 graphite and is outfitted with oversized snake guides and stripping guides, walnut reel seat insert and high-grade cork handle make this rod comparable to much more expensive rods. Add a cast-aluminum large arbor reel with an incredibly smooth drag to the mix, and you have quality and affordability!
Rated 3 out of 5 by keany1 mixed reviews
I am very happy with the rod. I have used it and landed a number of 4.5 to 5.5 pound Atlantic Salmon. The reel broke after being used only 5 times. The drag mechanism, which wasn't very effective, stopped working. I would not recommend this reel for moderate to serious flyfishers.
June 1, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by thinkimdone Not so good.
I have had problems with 2 of these rods. First one had stress cracks 6 inches or so from the tip(between the guides).......Cust. service was great in the Sevierville store, replaced the rod with no questions asked!!!! Thank you.
Then tonight....the rod snapped in roughly the same area...while fighting a stocker rainbow in Gatlinburg.
OK......2 wasted trips.
Was thinking about the 5 ft classic.......I think i am changing my mind.
Love Bass Pro and the staff here locally. White river needs some help.
August 20, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by treythabeast nice
this rod could be 5 times the price it is and still be worth it. it fishes great, has plenty of power, and looks stunning
April 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheZephyr Better than redington crosswater
I am a beginner/intermediate fly-fisherman and I recently snapped the comparable redington crosswater rod/reel combo. I decided to try this outfit instead of purchasing the redington again. The feel of the rod is superior to the redington's! I could not believe the difference! The redington's rod was too stiff. If you are looking for a beginner's fly-fisherman outfit choose this one over the redington crosswater! The reel was also superior, all around better buy.
November 16, 2009
Yes, but since this reel was not specifically designed for saltwater, it will require a little more cleaning than saltwater reels. Otherwise if the reel is properly maintained it should perform as expected.