Fish Tales' Guide to Fly Rod Starter Kits

Fish Tales' Guide to Fly Rod Starter Kits

One of the most gratifying things about working in a fly shop is being able to introduce people to the sport of fly fishing. We get to share our passion for angling with like-minded individuals and we are often asked about what it takes to get started. A common misconception seems to be that specialty fly shops don't have reasonably priced starter equipment. Our focus has always been to bring in well made fly rods and reels, and that extends to all price points. A number of major brands make very affordable rods and reels and have worked hard to remove price as a barrier to entry into fly fishing. Getting started with quality equipment has never been easier or more affordable with combo kits from Orvis, Redington, Echo and TFO.

TFO Bug Launcher Kit - $160.00

For those looking for an economical rod to start on small creeks and mountain streams, look no further than the TFO Bug Launcher Kit. These two-piece rods are paired with TFO NXT Reels and spooled up with TFO fly line. The compressed cork handle is downsized and fits small hands well. Cases sold separately. Available in 2-piece 7'0 4/5 weight

Echo Gecko Kit - $230.00

Specifically designed for kids, the Echo Gecko is perfect for the little anglers in your life, and is a fun little creek rod to boot. The rubberized grip and fighting butt are shaped for kid sized hands and the blank features a highly visible yellow finish. The slower, forgiving action makes this rod an ideal tool for learning a proper cast. This kit comes with an Echo Base Reel, Echo fly line, leader and case. Rod and reel also sold seperately. Available in 4-piece 7'9 4 weight

Echo Base Kit - $250.00

Know for its exceptional value for performance, the Echo Base is one of the most popular starter fly rods on the market today. This is an excellent choice that one can begin with and then keep as a functional back up for when ready for un upgrade. The Echo Base reel is a composite reel and come fully loaded for left hand retrieve with line and backing. Kit includes Echo Base rod and reel, Echo fly line, leader and case. Just tie a fly on and go! Rod and reel also sold seperately. Available in 4-piece 9'0 5 weight

TFO NXT Kit - $269.00

The Lefty Kreh series of NXT rods from TFO are designed to provide performance and value for the new fly fisher. The rod features a durable composite cork handle, forest green blank, and medium fast action. The NXT GL reel features a cast aluminum frame and stacked drag system ideal for trout, fully loaded and ready to fish. This kit includes rod, reel, flyline, leader and case. Available in 4-piece 8'6 4 weight and 9'0 5 weight

Redington Path Combo Kit - $290.00

The Redington Path is the bread & butter of trout rods. The medium-fast action presents dry flies accurately and delicately, but still has enough guts to handle nymphs, buggers, and indicators when conditions call for it. The Crosswater fly reel is constructed from durable polymer, and it features a reliable disc-drag system. Fully loaded and ready to go, this kit included the Path rod, Crosswater reel, Rio Mainstream fly line and cordura rod case. Available in 4-piece 9'0 6 weight

Orvis Clearwater Kit - $450.00

If you're looking for a starter kit you can grow into, this is the one. Featuring the recently redesigned clearwater rod, cast aluminum clearwater reel, Orvis fly line, backing and leader, this is the ultimate starter kit for longevity and durability. A great rod to learn on, the clearwater also stands up to the performance required by experience and will be a rod you will want to fish for years to come. Available in 4-piece 9'0 5 weight



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