Starter Kit - Big Fish
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The big fish meat stick. Chasing big bass, steelhead, ripping streamers for monster trout, or even some of the smaller salt species (redfish, bones etc). - this 9' 8wt setup provides the power you need for bigger, faster casts to battle the beasts you seek. Plus, save more money when you buy it all in a package like this!
The base of this pack lays in our 9' 8wt 406 rod with rod case. A medium fast action rod with a strong backbone to bring your target to submission. Our matte finish and titanium finished snake guides really set this rod apart from anything you will find at this price point. Our direct to consumer sales model gives you the quality you would normally be paying 2x+ for.
The 9' 8wt kit comes with our fully sealed, fully cnc'd 7/8wt Patriot reel. This highly adjustable disc drag based reel comes with it's own neoprene reel case.
The benefit of this reel, and the reason we offer only the patriot in the 7/8wt size is due to the fully sealed drag system. This concealment essentially prevents any debris or water from getting in to the drag system thus reducing the amount of cleaning/lubricating that is recommended compared to a non fully sealed drag. This ensures a long useful life with minimum maintenance.
Be sure to select the correct handing for your reel with this basic walkthrough found here.
All rod packages come pre-packed with our industry standard 20lb blue backing along with our weight-forward blue/gray fly line. This weight forward aspect complements the action of our rod greatly allowing you to chuck your line with ease. If you are looking to get your flies down deeper and want to change over to a sink tip or full sink line, give us a call and we can certainly swap out the floating line. On the other hand, consider adding a spare spool packed with the line of your choice so that you can simply switch spools to change up your angle of attack on the fish you are chasing.
Included with this package are two 5 packs of 9' tapered leaders in 0x and 1x sizes. you are going to want these higher strength leaders for the fish you will be throwing big bugs to. If you anticipate fishing spookier fish based on the water conditions at all, you likely will want to add some 4x or 5x leaders to your cart!
The final piece to the puzzle is the tippet. We included a pack of 0x-3x fluorocarbon tippet to this package as it will cover the vast majority of your needs with the 8wt rod.
Add one of our highly sold aluminum FlyWorks Nets to your starter pack to round out the full set up. Pick from our blue, green, or gunmetal option all with a magnetic net release included. This is the perfect set up for your wading needs. If a more traditional wooden net is more fitting to your style that is additionally available with the Burled Wood option.
With this start package, we included our waterproof double-sided fly box. You are going to need it, and the two sides leave ample room for your impending fly collection.