Starter Kit - The Gold Standard
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All you need is the flies
The gold standard for the all around fly rod. The 9' 5wt set up will allow you to catch just about all fish species shy of steelhead and ocean fish. Whether you are pounding small flies on tiny creeks or mounted to the front of a drift boat shooting down the Madison River, this rod has you covered. Anywhere you look or anyone you talk to, the 9' 5wt is the all around workhorse rod. The added strength of the 5wt vs. smaller allows you to throw dry flies, small and large nymph rigs, and smaller streamers.
The base of this pack lays in our highest volume rod of the 9' 5wt 406 rod. A medium fast action rod that provides the perfect balance between touch and power. 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.
As for reels we provide the following options with this package:
- Patriot reel - a fully CNC'd, fully sealed drag, highly adjustable drag
- Midnight reel - a fully CNC'd, highly adjustable drag that is not fully sealed
The main difference between these two reels is the concealment of the drag system. The easiest way to decipher which is best for you is to how you will care for your gear. If you are one that tends to set the reel end down on the bank while you are wading to change out your flies or lay the boat down in back of the boat, the fully sealed will be your best option. 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. If price is the primary driver and you take care of your gear, then the fully sealed would not be necessary for your needs.
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.
Included with this package are two 5 packs of 9' tapered leaders in 4x and 5x sizes. Generally speaking, fishing a lighter rod usually means you are chasing spookier fish and you are going to need the thinner more "invisible" benefit of these sizes. These tend to be our go to for small dry flies and smaller double nymph rigs. If you anticipate throwing bigger bugs at some point - hoppers in mid summer or ripping sparkle minnows for big browns - you likely will want to add some 2x or 3x leaders to your cart!
The final piece to the puzzle is the tippet. We included a pack of 2x-5x fluorocarbon tippet to this package as it will cover the vast majority of your needs with the 5wt rod. The added "invisibility" of fluorocarbon on the water makes this the perfect product to tie off your secondary fry fly or dropper nymph!
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.