Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 35 reviews
34 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Encounter 5-Weight -
By: DennisNJ from Northern New Jersey
I am brand new to fly fishing, and so far this is the perfect starter gear. Well prepared and packaged. I did not have to worrying about working up a new line on a reel, since I am new at this. I took the rod and reel out to my local river, tied on a fly and had some fun!
Very nice rod & reel -
By: JLHfly from NY
I am a beginner so I don't know a whole lot about fly fishing equipment. But this outfit works well for me. The only complaint I have is that the case doesn't have a spot for the reel so you have to disassemble every time. Although there is a nice little bag to keep the reel in and rod case seems very sturdy. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase.
Good Starter Rod -
By: WyoGal from Green River, WY
Love that the encounter provides full outfit for the beginner fisherman/woman! I've used three times since purchasing and have had no concerns. Will keep this rod and reel in my collection for a long time.
Great Rod & Reel Combo -
By: Inishmotor from Oregon
For a starting combo this can't be beat. For the money its well made. If my son continues to fly fish he should get a lot of use out of this combo and then can move on as he gets better.
Great package for an entry level price. -
By: Dominic123456654321 from El Paso, TX
I bought this setup for my wife who I I knew would love fishing if given an opportunity. Took her to try out the rod in a small stream in Taos. The rod handled very well as compared to my Clearwater 7 piece. She's now takes pride in her gift and we look forward to many new adventures together.
Great first Fly outfit -
By: Brett2t from austin, tx
Bought this as my first fly outfit. I didn't want to break the bank not knowing if i'd like it or not. The rod is a really great value and the reel will work perfectly for what i want to use it for. This is the best rod/reel combo for the money that i found, easy.
Great combo -
By: 4morainbows from Stl. Mo.
Being new to the sport I researched and thought this would be the best for me. I think that it's easy to cast and feels good with a fish on. It will awhile before I replace it. Plan on wearing it out.