The reel is made from hard plastic. I would't slam it on rocks but it has held up for many fish now. It does what it needs to and hasn't bogged down through my small stream and river trips as of yet. I can regularly put my flies in 70 foot range maximum cast if needed, so it's basically fishable anywhere from small streams and lakes to the big rivers. The drag system is a little clunky but still works o.k. for what I need it to do.
- 3 piece 81/2 ft. rod (cork handle)
- Pflueger reel (Fly line and backing already installed)
- Tapered Tippet (This is under the cardboard insert, DON'T TRASH IT BY ACCIDENT
- Small assortment of popular flies (7-8 or so)
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I casted the top third off and it went skiing through the lake until I could reel it back in. Fun times.
Should I buy?
But if your like me and need wallet friendly avenues to the outdoor game then this is a great package. If you are thinking about taking the plunge into fly fishing but want to dip your toe in the water first this is THE package to get. Reliable enough and functional enough to give a mouthful of a first taste swinging a fly and cheap enough to justify it as a fling if needed. I'd recommend this set-up for the broke outdoorsman like myself.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!