Wild Water Fly Fishing Complete 3 Weight, 5'6" Rod and Reel Starter Package

We call this the "Wild Country" rod-the SHORTEST fly rod available. Use this rod to fish places you can't fish with ANY other rod! A unique rod for fishing tight streams with lots of cover. This rod can cast a smaller line weight if desired. The slow action blank is a Wild Water design made from Composite Graphite. This rod has all the great features of our other Starter Package rods. This package includes our smallest die cast aluminum reel loaded with backing, weight forward 3 weight floating line and a 7.5' tapered leader, a rod sock, rod case, fly box with 9 flies and a spare leader.

Technical Specs

Model: AX3-056-4 Rod: 5'6"', 4 Piece Rod; Rod Action: Slow; Reel: 2/3 Die Cast Aluminum; Backing: 17 yards, 20#; Line: WF-3F, 15 yards; Leader: 7'6" 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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