Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 64 reviews
64 of 64 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Encounter Combo -
By: ChasBo from Woodstock, VA.
Had a chance to go down to the Shenandoah last Saturday and try out the combo. It handles quite well whether using light dry flies or those larger wet flies. I put on a popper to irritate a few bluegills and found them quite attracted and willing to take it to the house. Since it was mid afternoon and rafters were playing up river I wasn't able to stay very long and seriously go after Mr Bass. Looking forward to my next outing.
By: brookie48 from UP of MIchigan
Having broke the only 8wt i owned i decided to purchase the Encounter. i had already purchased the 5 wt for my daughter as a starter rod, i was impressed by the action and the look of the rod. I took the new 8wt out for a test drive and was impressed by the power the rod has. It feels good in the hand and casting is effortless. I would recommend to anyone who uses an 8wt for early and late season big fish. Very nice product. Cant beat the price.
Great price and great value -
Took to British Columbia and caught several 8 to 10 lb Samon rod performed great
Amazing service and great buy -
By: Casinomac from Bradenton, FL
The fly fishing rod and reel was better than advertised. Not to mention the customer service I received clearing up a mistake in the order was above and beyond. I couldn't be more satisfied as a customer. Extremely impressed overall.
just the right rod perfect -
By: rickz from downingtown,pa.
i bought this rod for bass and carp and it works well and i highly recommend it.
By: CostalClay from Spring branch
Nice rod, easy to load and cast. The reel itself ifs tough and well piece together. Drags is very nice. Line and leader are awesome and casts very well. Already have landed a few bass and carp, and planing a trip out to the flats to nail some reds. Bottom line- perfect backup/ salt water rod.
Good Value -
By: VFTG from Tampa Bay, FL
Feels and casts like a much more expensive setup. I would not hesitate to buy another. Great back up or first Flyrod.
Solid Purchase -
By: Mavis5 from Hollywood, Florida
The rod and reel are well made for the price. The rod loads and cast well. Should work well for bonefish and seatrout.
Nice fly setup for the money -
Haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks and feels very good.