Pflueger Fly Kit, 8-Feet 0-Inch

January 19, 2012 by  
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Pflueger Fly Kit, 8-Feet 0-Inch

  • 8 -Feet three piece 5/6 weight fly rod with cork grip, 3 pieces, 2 5/8-Inch spool diameter, 25/32-Inch spool width, up to 7 Fly Line
  • 1094 metal rim control fly reel
  • 25 yards of level fly line
  • 4X tapered leader
  • Braided dacron backing

Pflueger is 8 -feet three piece 5/6 weight fly rod with cork grip, 3 pieces, 2 5/8-Inch spool diameter, 25/32-Inch spool width, up to 7 fly Line 1094 metal rim control fly reel 25 yards of level fly line 4X tapered leader braided dacron backing.

List Price: $ 39.99

Price: $ 31.95

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  1. savinggrace "savinggrace" says:
    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great starter kit that is well made equiptment., August 10, 2010
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    We went over all the choices with our neighbor who is an expert fly fisherman. He said for starting out we should get this brand rather than the cheaper ones just to save a few dollars. He especially did not like the one with the plastic reel. We were set up in no time and are totally satisfied. We saw the same kit for $54.99 at Bass Pro Shop. He said not to go for the expensive equiptment until we know what we are doing. He has seen people break hundreds of dollars of equiptment on their first time out. Now if we only can catch some trout!

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  2. Amitchell says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Can’t go wrong for the price…, December 8, 2010
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    For getting into fly fishing for the first time, like me, its great. Of course, not for anyone advanced. You get what you pay for.

    The reel is metal which is nice, but the line and leader are crap. I would recommend buying someother cheap line, but nothing nice because then you’ll be paying more for line than a rod and reel. The pole has great flex and casts smoothly.

    Overall, pretty good fly rod combo for the price.

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  3. Chris says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Starter Kit, October 20, 2011
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    Chris (Virginia) –

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    To start off, this is a pretty good deal. I bought it so I could present light poppers and flies to the local panfish population, and to learn how to cast a fly rod. As such, it works well. The fit and finish of the rod and reel are great, with a comfortable cork grip, a fine shine on the rod, and a metal reel. The kit also included everything I needed to hit the water on the first day.

    You get what you pay for however, and there is at least one thing that you may wish to upgrade before you even get started. The biggest problem is the included fly line. It is level, which is more difficult to cast than tapered or weight forward line. It also sinks in the water. This is desirable for some situations, but if you let your fly sit on the water for any length of time, you will have to pull most of your line in before you can make another cast. Sinking line also makes the roll cast very difficult for all but the shortest casts. Finally, the line has memory, meaning curls prevent easy shooting of line while casting. I rate the line a 2.

    The rod is fiberglass, and has a pretty slow action, which means it bends all the way to the reel on the cast. For short casts that’s fine, and pretty forgiving of inexperienced users, but when you want to cast for distance, the rod is too highly loaded to go much beyond 30 feet. I rate the rod a 4.

    The reel is made of metal and so I expect it to be durable, but it does not have a drag adjustment. Therefore when casting, occasionally I accidently pull out a little line with my line hand. This is not a problem because with small fish and short cast distances, I could fish without a reel altogether, and it does a perfectly fine job of holding the line once I’m through fishing. I rate the reel a 3.

    The tapered leader is pretty lightweight, and although perfectly adequate, I think I nearly broke it pulling the knot on my fly tight because I’m used to 8-lb mono. You are going to need a few spare leaders, because you will put casting knots in it and break it several times when you first start using it. The flies are decent, aimed at mostly smaller fish. I give the leader and flies a 4.

    To summarize, I think this is a good deal and it met my price/performance target to get me started in fly fishing. This combo can catch dozens of fish right out of the package and is not a bad tool for learning to cast. If you want to pursue the sport further however, I would strongly recommend getting some new fly line at a minimum.

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