If you want to learn fly fishing or give it as a gift, the Fly Fishing Starter Package with Case, 5/6 Fly Reel by Wild Water is second to none. You get a fantastic 4 piece fly rod, a powerful center disc drag die cast aluminum large arbor reel preloaded with backing, a weight forward (5 weight) floating fly line and a 9′ 5X tapered leader, a rod sock, a rod case, a fly box with 9 flies and a spare leader.
The rod is for 5 or 6 weight line and is great for everything from small trout and panfish to small bass. It will fish well at the local pond or on a trophy trout stream. This rod is designed by Wild Water to be very forgiving for the beginning fly caster yet sophisticated enough for an experienced angler to appreciate. At this price you can even keep one around as a backup or just to play with any time you feel like casting a fly. Suitable fly pattern substations will be make if the flies pictured are unavailable.
- Model: AX56-090-4 Rod: 9′, 4 Piece Rod
- Rod Action: Slow
- Case Length: 31″
- Reel: 5/6 Die Cast Aluminum
- Backing: 100 yards, 20#
- Line: WF-5F
- Leader: 9′ 5X Tapered Monofilament (one leader loaded on reel and one spare leader)
- Fly Box: Wild Water’s Small Fly Box
- Flies: 9 Flies
- Rod Case: Wild Water’ 9′ Case to hold rod, reel and fly box
Fly Fishing Starter Package with Case, 5/6 Fly Reel by Wild Water, Extended Information:
Changing the Reel Retrieve Direction: All Wild Water starter package reels come preinstalled for left-handed retrieve. To change the reel retrieve from left hand to right hand, you need to first release the spool from the frame. Set the frame aside. On the inside of the spool, you will see a metal hexagonal clip that is held in place by small tabs and this clip is holding the bearing housing in place. Take a small screw driver and pry one of the ends of the clip out from under the tabs. Make sure you hold your finger over the clip so that it does not go flying out of the spool. Once you remove the clip, you need to flip the spool over and the bearing housing will come out. Flip the bearing house over and reinstall it. Replace the hexagonal clip to secure the bearing housing. At this point the reel retrieve direction in change, but you will need to strip off the the backing and line and reinstall it in the opposite direction–turn the drag knob all the way to the right to tighten it and you will only be able to freely turn the spool in one direction–that is the direction the line should go on the spool.
All the features of a great fly rod. Proven fly patterns in a high quality fly box.