Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit Reviews

January 18, 2012 by  
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Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit

  • 8 foot 3 piece fly rod, 6/7 weight rod and reel, Emerald Green E-Glass Blank, Eva Foam Grip, Graphite Reel Seat w. Stainless Steel hoods
  • Aluminum oxide stripper guide
  • Graphite body, Right hand retrieve reel, Built-in hook keeper
  • Fly line, Tapered leader
  • Two flies, Instructions for tying five basic fishing knots and general fly fishing

Kit includes 8’0″ 3-piece fly rod, graphite fly reel, fly line, tapered leader and two flies.

List Price: $ 49.99

Price: $ 17.99

Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box

  • Tackle box contains four 2-3650 Plano utility boxes
  • Measures 13.375 by 10 by 14 inches
  • Interchangeable with any Plano 3600 series utility boxes
  • DuraView front cover; extra storage under the lid
  • Backed by Plano’s limited lifetime warranty

The Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box helps keeps you organized so you can concentrate on catching the big one. It contains four 2-3650 Plano utility boxes with ample storage space for all your fishing needs. Featuring the DuraView front cover, it also provides room underneath the lid. All of Plano’s 3600 series utility boxes are interchangeable for added versatility. The tackle box could also be used to store arts and crafts or nails and hardware. The tackle box includes a nameplate order form for a c

List Price: $ 45.99

Price: $ 31.97

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6 Responses to “Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit Reviews”
  1. Dermo says:
    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Beginners (or spare travel) Fly Rod & Reel, May 24, 2009
    By 
    Dermo (Virginia,USA.) –

    This review is from: Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit (Sports)

    Great value.You get a good ,light, action rod .A perfectly functioning (plastic) reel,2 wet flies,fly-line and a leader. Ideal for learner/beginner or in my case an old veteran fisherman. You can easily replace the reel with a better model should you wish later. The rod has a nice even action and I was surprised at how good it reacted. Make sure to buy your own Flies before using it(As all flies are local and seasonal). I would recommend this .

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  2. Aaron P. Neilson "Kitchen Dude" says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Crystal River Fly Rod Combo…, April 29, 2008
    By 
    Aaron P. Neilson “Kitchen Dude” (Alta Loma, California United States) –
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    This review is from: Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit (Sports)

    This was just the product at a good price to get me interested in fly fishing. You will outgrow it in a couple of weeks though. Can’t beat the price, but you do indeed get what you pay for. The reel is plastic, and I broke it when I…um…fell into the river. It does not come with backing, which is fine for beginners.

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  3. anthony says:
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    worthless reel, dont buy, July 6, 2010
    By 
    anthony

    This review is from: Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit (Sports)

    Although this is the cheapest combo you can find. the reel is plastic and does not work as you would expect at the bare minimum. The tension settings are just plain poor and not adjustable beyond the weight of a nail.

    You may want to consider something else but you will definitely want to purchase a different reel if you buy this, so you basically bought a rod and fly fishing line since the reel is useless.

    If I knew the reel was one step up from a toy, I would of purchased the martin fly rod and reel combo. Its more money but will last for years and the reel is quite good and sturdy.
    I would pass on crystal river if I was you.
    By the way, I bought two crystal river kits and both reels were poorly made and operational so it wasnt just the one kit that was poorly made, it was both.

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  4. sonofgib says:
    18 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for crafts, July 28, 2007
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    sonofgib (Southern California) –

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    This review is from: Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box (Sports)

    I bought this for my beading projects. I outgrew the previous tool box I used and thought a tackle box would be great! The individual drawers are enclosed so I don’t have to worry about the beads spilling out. The top section is big and allows me to keep my beading tools and other bigger items. I am happy with this product – the price and quality have lived up to my expectations!

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  5. Alex says:
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Product with Some Minor Issues for Electronics Hobby, August 20, 2010
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    Alex

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    This review is from: Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box (Sports)

    My use for the tackle box was to store electronic components I use for my electronics hobby. I work on everything from audio amplifiers to electronics for various automotive applications.

    The top container:
    The container is the perfect size to keep oscilloscope probes without winding too tightly. It also holds patch cords with banana plugs and coax cables nicely. It is large enough to hold my breadboard which contains 3 standard terminal strips separated by a bus strip in between and one bus strip that runs across the top.
    The top section can be locked, but it is made out of plastic so I wouldn’t keep anyone out other than a small child. This could be nice as it will prevent a curious person from damaging your oscilloscope probes or worse pulling components out of your breadboarded project you have worked hard on.

    The bottom boxes:
    These boxes are great as they have removable dividers that can be changed to fit various sized components or the ability to increase the size to fit more components. I like that I could purchase additional boxes in the future as my collection of components increases and be able to swap out the individual boxes to fit a specific need.
    The bottom section has no place for locks. Since all of the small easy to swallow stuff is in this part, a lock here would be nice to keep small children out.

    The Good:
    It seems built well enough to withstand typical use of an electronics hobbyist. I cannot speak for how well it will handle environments where it is likely to get banged up more. The size is great for those that have a few projects to work on and the number of components is increasing. The interchangeable drawers are highly customizable and additional ones can be purchased and swapped out when your collection of components is large.

    The Bad (This list may seem long but is mostly just minor issues, I would still recommend this product to a friend):
    It takes a long time to setup the bottom drawers. All of the compartment dividers for the bottom drawers are still connected from when they came out of the mold. A small tab connects each of the pieces. At first I tried cutting the tabs off, but any remaining bits will prevent the interlocking parts from working. The best way is to use a pair of pliers and twist until the tab breaks away; it will break away cleanly.
    I also found that some of the dividers were too small to fit anywhere in the box. It was a small number and I didn’t need them, but something the manufacturer should not be doing.
    This is probably too bulky for the average EE major using it for labs. I would look for a smaller box with less drawers and swap out the drawers depending on the lab you are working on.
    The lock for the top part serves very little purpose. A person with diagonal cutters could render the lock useless in a matter of seconds, and if you use it to keep small children away, they still have access to the drawers where they are more likely to do damage to themselves. If you are a parent or small children are frequently present in your workspace, keep this out of reach and forget the lock all together.

    Overall:
    Once the box is setup it is very handy especially if your electronics projects require you to be in multiple places. I would recommend this product to a friend.

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  6. B. Johnson "Joshua" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tool/Tackle box…, May 2, 2008
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    B. Johnson “Joshua” (California, U.S.A.) –
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    This review is from: Plano 3650 Size Tackle Box (Sports)

    The Plano 3650 Tackle box has lower drawer problems, the latches sometimes come off, but they do go back on easily. Great product other than the latches coming off and has a marvelous price.

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