Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 32 reviews
31 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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.
Great rod and reel -
By: RNewman from Colorado Rocky Mountains
I bought this combo for my nephew as a high school graduation present. He has fly fished some, but is still in the learning curve. This is an excellent rod and reel for him to hone his skills. It will last him a long time and provide many great memories.
Excellent for Beginners -
By: DLWright from Dahlonega, GA
This fly rod outfit is perfect for the beginner! It's great even if you just want to fish small streams!
Fantastic product -
I am probably considered a beginner at fly fishing although I have been doing it for a year or so now. This rod is great for any level fly fisherman and the combined lightness and ease of the rod makes it a prefect rod for most settings. The casting is incredibly smooth and it helped me cast a lot better. Overall, an outstanding outfit and the rod case makes traveling with the rod a lot easier.
By: seadogsr from So. river ,N.J.
Good starter outfit,fact that it is complete is important. Suggest that more options in size be available.