The rod is overall very good for the price, and the reel is definitely better quality than most kits this cheap. Casts very well, although a little bit stiff for a 6 weight. Reels just fine and even comes with a few good beginner flies. If you are looking to learn but not break the bank, this is a great option. This is also a great option if you are just looking for a spare, or want to help teach how to fly fish.
This was my first fly fishing rod, so I'm no expect on the subject, but I'm really impressed with this combo especially for the price! I've only been using it for a few weeks now but I'm already very comfortable with fly casting. I would definitely recommend this combo to anybody looking to give fly fishing a try but not break the bank. This combo is definitely durable and will get you on the water and catching fish!
You can throw this reel in the car anytime. The reel is very high quality. The line is perfect for my liking. The rod is great and collapses with all fitting and a fly box in the carrier provided. You can keep this in the car at all times. Comes with everything it says it does. Great product!
Have used the rod a few time on small lakes for panfish and bass. Rod works great and is a perfect beginner fly rod. The bag that it comes with is flimsy and not very useful. Haven’t used the flies that come with it but the little box is nice to keep other flies.
Received this rod as s gift. For a beginner, this rod is great, light weight and pretty sturdy until (stupid me) I closed my car window with it sticking out and I turned it into an 8' rod. Even with the missing 1', it still worked great and was able to continue fishing with it for the rest of the day.