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The Best Fly Fishing Kits

Updated on May 29, 2013

Fly fishing is a very enjoyable activity to do while boating or camping. It is known as such due to the fact the baits look like real flies even though they are usually made of plastic or rubber. It is also popular because it is the usual method used to catch fish that make delicious dishes such as salmon and trout. The activity is usually classified into two types, namely freshwater fly fishing and salt water fly fishing. Freshwater fly fishing is done in lakes, rivers and other bodies of freshwater where fishes such as salmons, steelheads and trouts are found. On the one side, saltwater fly fishing is done in seas where tunas, marlins, and wahoos are caught.

For those who are interested in getting started, don’t let discouraging ideas like the difficulty of catching fish hinder you. Frankly, once you get yourself a very good fly fishing kit that’s beginner friendly, you’ll surely get hooked on fishing especially when your patience and effort pay off. Some of the basic things that are simply must-haves in a fly fishing kit are the fly fishing rod, fly reels, fly lines and a handful of plastic flies for bait.

Pay attention to details such as the length of the rod and the line length capacity of the reel. Longer rods allow you to reach further into the water while shorter rods give you better performance for catching big and heavy fish. On the other hand, the line length capacity of a reel will tell you how deep you can reach in order to catch fish and this one’s especially important in salt water fly fishing. Here are some of the best fly fishing kits that are both for the novice and for the experienced fly fishing hobbyist.

Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit
Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit

Crystal River Fly Fishing Combo Kit

Get ready for the new activity that will keep you pleasantly occupied with this high quality fly fishing kit that includes just about everything you need to get the fish pouring into the buckets. This kit includes a fly fishing rod, a fly fishing reel, a fly line, a couple of flies, an EVA foam grip, an E-glass blank, a graphite reel seat with stainless steel hoods and a guide for fly fishing and doing different basic fishing knots. The fly fishing rod measures 8 feet long and breaks into 3 pieces which makes it easier to bring along for backpackers. The rod is also made of graphite, one of the most ideal materials for fly fishing rods. The fly reel is made of plastic and works smoothly while the fly line is durable. There’s also an EVA hand grip to keep your hands cushioned and comfortable especially during those heavy hauls.

DELUXE Wild Water AX56-090-4 Complete Starter Package

This fly fishing kit is definitely one of the best ones around and is a great choice for both beginners and experts. It includes a fly fishing rod, a fly reel, a fly line, a rod sock and case, a tapered leader, three flies and a fly box. The rod measures 9 feet and breaks into four pieces to make for easier storage.

The rod is made of IM6 graphite which is one of the best materials used to make rods for fly fishing and it has a mid-flex construction that allows for easier casting and hauling. The arbor reel comes in a fairly large size that makes it easier to use. You’ll also get it with backing and 5 weight fly line installed already. The whole package also comes with a carrying case for the whole kit so it’s easier to keep them organized and compact in your bag.

Pflueger Fly Kit, 8-Feet 0-Inch
Pflueger Fly Kit, 8-Feet 0-Inch

Pflueger Fly Kit, 8-Feet 0-Inch

This kit for fly fishing includes a fly fishing rod, a weight fly rod with a cork grip, a fly reel, backing, a 4x tapered leader and a fly line. The rod measures 8 feet long and features 3 sections which allow it to be stored compactly in anyone’s backpack thus, it’s perfect for hikers, campers and boaters. The weight rod features a cork grip that allows you to hold it more securely and prevent it from slipping. The fly reel is made of plastic and it features a 1094 metal rim for a tougher construction that’s fit for big catches. The 7 weight fly line measures 25 yards long; it is tough and it also comes with braided Dacron backing. This kit is guaranteed to satisfy both beginners and long-time fly fishers alike.

Fly Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Complete Beginner Kit
Fly Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Complete Beginner Kit

Fly Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Complete Beginner Kit

Suddenly struck by the whim to go out and try fly fishing? No problem! Now you can get everything you need to get started with just one package that includes an all-star cast of supplies when it comes to superb quality. The Fly Fishing Rod & Reel Combo Complete Beginner Kit gives you a Crystal River fly fishing rod, a Crystal River fly reel, a 4X leader and a couple of flies and it comes at a very affordable price that even a novice will find irresistible. The rod measures 8 feet long and breaks into 3 parts for easy storage. The smooth fly reel comes installed with a 5, 6 and 7 weight fly line. Now that’s everything you need in one bag! With this kit, preparation for fly fishing trips becomes a breeze.

Eagle Claw 8'6" Pre-Mount Fly Combo
Eagle Claw 8'6" Pre-Mount Fly Combo

Eagle Claw® 8'6" Pre-Mount Fly Combo

For an unbelievably low price, you can get the basic items fly fishing requires with a bonus of outstanding quality. The Eagle Claw® 8'6" Pre-Mount Fly Combo includes a responsive yet sturdy fly fishing rod and a mounted fly reel. The rod is made of glass that instantly lets you feel even the slightest tug at the line. It measures 8 feet and 6 inches long and features 2 sections that allow you to store it easily in your backpack. It’s lightweight too so you won’t be dealing with weight issues with regards to this. The fly reel that matches the rod has an equally impressive quality with its smooth function that allows you haul up those great catches with ease. Now grab those flies and get ready with those buckets because, with this duo, you’ll be bringing home those big fish in no time.


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