By Zach Lazzari
Jumping into the sport of fly fishing is exciting. But the selection process for your first rod and reel is nothing short of overwhelming. Matching a rod, reel and fly line takes some time. Plus, finding a combination that doesn’t break the bank is difficult at best. You can jump into the high-end department and drop a thousand bucks without blinking. But go too cheap, and you risk needing to upgrade again in a year or two.
When picking out your first rod – or at least one of your first rods – finding a quality combo set saves time, a ton of money and it puts a quality rod in your hands that is ready to get a workout.
1. Size and Balance
Finding the perfect balance between a rod and reel requires a good deal of testing. Before you purchase a rod and a reel, you might have to demo several different combinations to find the one that feels just right.
A setup like the Inception rod and reel combination already has the balance predetermined. Your reel is designed to match the rod and it does not over or underweight the rod. The balance maximizes your casting abilities and the rod performance as a whole.
2. Line Matching
Matching a fly line to a fly rod should be a simple science. Yet one look at the varying options will have you second-guessing your selection. All of these lines serve a purpose, but you really only need one to get started in fly fishing. A high quality fly line that’s matched to your rod makes a major difference in terms of performance and durability.
The Inception reel is spooled with a weight forward, floating fly line. The line is from the Sage brand and is competitive with the best lines on the market. Some of these lines cost more than $70 at retail. That’s nearly half the cost of the entire Inception package. The line is also made to match your rod. This means it will load the rod and deliver casts with minimal energy.
3. Ready to Fish from Day One
The best thing about a combination setup is the fact that you will be ready to fish, without any further setup. Our Inception combo includes fly line and backing that are already spooled on your new reel.
Ultimately, you will save time, money and have a fly rod and reel setup that should last a very long time. The Inception has a progressive fast action that pushes beginners into better casting habits. The rod itself has a lifetime warranty as well. Advanced anglers with a strict budget and high expectations are also familiar with the advantages of combo package and they know few exist with a faster action and high quality line to match a high performance rod with a lifetime warranty.
Take a look at the Inception Rod and Reel Combo here. You can also call us at 1-888-669-7842 or contact us online.