Fly fishing for trout in lakes is every bit as exciting and challenging as it is in a river... and the fish tend to be bigger! In lakes, however, often our success is highly dependent upon getting the fly to the depth where the fish are holding. This rod/reel/line package has been assembled with a full sinking line to help anglers get their flies down below the surface and begin to unlock the secrets of trout in lakes.
We've selected the 9-foot, 5-weight Echo Carbon XL rod for this Trout Lakes - Affordable package. The Carbon XL rods are inexpensive but perform beyond their price. They are easy-casting, lightweight, versatile rods that also come with Echo's original owner lifetime warranty. The Echo Carbon XL is medium-fast in action, which is perfect for most beginning to intermediate casters.
On the Echo Carbon XL rod, we've selected the Redington Surge reel, which is another high value product compared to its price. The Surge 5/6 reel balances perfectly with the 5wt Carbon XL rod and features a very smooth drag, cast aluminum construction, and has been a time-proven reel at our store. This outfit performs perfectly with the included sinking line, or can be used with floating lines as well (floating line not included in the package).
The sinking line we have teamed with your rod and reel is the Cortland Clear Camo line. It is an intermediate sinking line, meaning it will sink at approximately 1.5 inches per second. The Clear Camo line will fish comfortably at 4- to 12-feet deep, depending on the amount of time you allow it to sink and the rate at which the fly is retrieved. This 1.5 inches per second sink rate is ideal for many trout lake fishing conditions and the clear camo coloration of the line makes it nearly invisible underwater.
To complete the outfit, we have also included backing and an Umpqua 7.5-foot 4X leader so your outfit is ready to fish when it arrives.
Regular Price: $291.88
Special Package Price: $259.99
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The Echo Carbon XL rods are fantastic entry-level rods at a fantastic price. Their medium-fast action is perfect for beginning anglers or anyone that just wants to keep the price down. They feature anodized aluminum reel seats with quality wood inserts. The rod blank is deep, dark brown with matching thread wraps and silver tinsel accents. This is a 4-piece rod, which is highly recommended. Echo Carbon XL rods come with a rod tube, rod sock, and Echo's Lifetime Warranty. More info.
Redington Surge reels are smooth, handsome, and dependable. They feature cast aluminum frames and spools and silky smooth, adjustable drags. Their large arbor design means faster line pickup and less memory in your fly line. Convertible to left or right-hand retrieve. Extra spools are available here. Comes with a cloth reel bag. More info.
Cortland's Clear Camo line is an intermediate sinking line that sinks at 1.25 to 1.75 inches per second. It is clear but with a slightly mottled, camo coloration to it so that it nearly disappears underwater. The Clear Camo line is very popular with lake anglers due to its effectiveness. More info.
Umpqua's Trout taper leaders are nylon leaders with a perfect blend of power and delicacy. The slogan of "Steelhead Strength and Spring Creek Suppleness" is dead-on. The taper on these leaders was developed by fly fishing legend, Dave Whitlock and have been a favorite of serious anglers for many years. The 7.5-foot version is ideal for fishing with sinking lines. One per package. Olive tinted color. When we prepare your outfit for you, we will attach your leader to your fly line so that you are ready to fish when your outfit arrives. More info.
Your outfit will come with the perfect amount backing already loaded onto the reel and attached to your line. We only use the best knots to rig your setup. We use the Albright Knot with a lock then sealed with glue to connect your backing to your running line.