Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 5 Weight 7 Piece Pack Rod and Reel Starter Package

Wild Water has always been about getting in touch with the wild places to enjoy some fly fishing. What better way to get to a new wild place than with a Wild Water pack rod and reel package! This rod is a 9 foot, five weight that easily breaks down into seven pieces. The case is approximately 22 inches in length and holds the rod, reel and fly box! This is perfect to take along on a business trip or backpacking trip. Keep it in the car or the boat. The next time you pass that little creek in your car--stop, take out your pack rod and find out what is swimming around! The rod is finished in dark gray and has a silver anodized reel seat and hardware. The rod action is slow and very easy to learn to cast. It is very similar in feel to our four piece version of this same rod.

Technical Specs

Model: AX5-090-7 Rod: 9'', 7 Piece Rod; Rod Action: Slow; Reel: 5/6 Die Cast Aluminum; Backing: 80 yards, 20#; Line: WF-5F; Leader: 9' 5X Tapered Monofilament (one leader loaded on reel and one spare leader); Fly Box: Wild Water's Small Fly Box; Flies: 9 Flies, Black Winged Ant, Parachute Adams and Gold Ribbed Hare'e Ear Nymph; Rod Case: Wild Water's Wild Country Case (approximately 22") that holds the rod, reel and fly box.

Extended Information

Changing the Reel Retrieve Direction: All Wild Water starter package reels come preinstalled for left-handed retrieve. To change the reel retrieve from left hand to right hand, you need to first release the spool from the frame. Set the frame aside. On the inside of the spool, you will see a metal hexagonal clip that is held in place by small tabs and this clip is holding the bearing housing in place. Take a small screw driver and pry one of the ends of the clip out from under the tabs. Make sure you hold your finger over the clip so that it does not go flying out of the spool. Once you remove the clip, you need to flip the spool over and the bearing housing will come out. Flip the bearing house over and reinstall it. Replace the hexagonal clip to secure the bearing housing. At this point the reel retrieve direction in change, but you will need to strip off the the backing and line and reinstall it in the opposite direction--turn the drag knob all the way to the right to tighten it and you will only be able to freely turn the spool in one direction--that is the direction the line should go on the spool.

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