Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 34 reviews
33 of 34 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.
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.