hey guys new to the forum joined last month after a bit of lurking. anyway ive been an avid fly fisher since about 7 years old i grew up in southeast Pennsylvania spoiled on spring fed limestone streams. so about 4 years ago my wife and i got pregnant with our daughter and it began what i would call a hiatus only being on the water a handful of times in that period. so recently i picked the gear back up in a serious mater to explore the mountain streams and rivers of our new state, north Carolina.
but this time my wife decided it was something she would like to get into, so i mated up my orvis and able 5wt and took her lawn casting, she fell in love
so as today is her birthday i got her a beginner fly rod combo, i was quite skeptical as i am a bit of a higher end gear guy. i was flipping the pages of the newest flyfisherman and came across a company called wild waters fly fishing.
i did some research on them and found out its owned by a guy and he deals with everything himself, your order is shipped from his front to yours. at 115$ for the deluxe combo i said why not, and am quite pleased i did
comes in a nice rod and reel tube
out of the tube my first thoughts were it was a simple yet sleek finish
the deluxe combo comes with a fly box and a dozen and a half hand tied
flies( top 3 rows)
the reel is not the nicest but the drag is smooth and the finish is decent, and the only part im not fond of is the silver reel seat
the copper color lettering really pops on the black rod blank
it casts very well, has a bit of a slower action but has a good backbone and throws tight loops with little effort and it is damn accurate
overall i am happy with this setup expecting to buy it to teach her the basics and upgrade in a few months i feel this very budget minded rod will be fished for years to come
i would recommend this combo to any beginner or someone looking for a backup