This is a follow up review. I still like this set up, even though I have several mid range priced rods and reels; a Moonshine Vesper, Redington Path II and a 7.5 ft Moonshine Drifter.
I really like the Wild Water setup. The quality is fine and works as intended. Great first rod for the first time Fly Fisher at a fantastic price.
I use it as a Travel Rod and keep it in my car just in case I find a new spot. I did switch out the line to a Scientific Angler 3 wt Booster. I can cast much further with this setup with more control.
I suggestion about the reel. The reel is built solidly. It's not made of plastic. It's made of Die cast Aluminum. It looks of good quality, but there are some complaints of the reel freezing up. After about a dozen uses of reel, I pulled the spool out and it was completely dry. I'm not sure if it even had any lube on it from the start. I cleaned up the mounting and lubed both sides of the where they connect. I think this would solve any freezing issues. I will check it again after a half dozen uses to see if the lube holds up.
You cannot beat this price for a beginner's setup or the impromptu use out of your car if you're in an out of way place without a rod & reel. It catches fish and is a lot of fun for panfish at a 3wt. Haven't caught anything larger than a 12" Rainbow with this setup, but as a lightweight 3 wt, it was a lot of fun reeling him in.
This is a great low cost outfit for any beginner that works well. Best deal for the price compared to other name brand starter outfits.