Just because you're a beginner, doesn't mean you shouldn't start with quality gear! The Crosswater Outfit is an easy to cast, Medium-fast Action set up that's ideal for the fly angler who is just getting his or her toes wet.
Fresh updated color and trim package
Alignment dots for easy rod set up
Weights available from 4wt to 9wt for multiple fishing needs
Durable anodized aluminum reel seat, ideal for all fresh and saltwater applications
Outfit comes with blue durable fabric rod and reel case, and a Crosswater reel pre-spooled with RIO Mainstream fly line
I have this outfit both in 4wt and 8wt. Bought the 4wt several years ago and liked it so much I bought the 8. The only complaint I have is that the reel on the new outfit feels very plastic and cheap feeling. I haven't had any problems with it but I don't know that I could trust the drag on a bigger fish and was a little disappointed in the drop off. I love the rod for the money, so for someone who wants a good rod but doesn't have the money to spend this is a great compromise. Posted on 3/28/13
this set is good for the price but I didnt care for the reel. I tried to use these packages for some of the beginners in my groups but the reel gave us too much trouble. the rod on the other hand is great. good action I would say medium and it was light and strong durrable and confident inspiring for people just starting to cast. Im giving this package a 4 just due to the reel not the rod! Posted on 10/4/12
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