Looking for a trout rod to throw streamers and easily toss bead rigs? Our custom package featuring an Echo Boost rod with a Sage Spectrum reel is up to the challenge. From freshwater trout to searuns off the beach, it will get the job done and put a smile on your face.
“Getting Started” Trout Package
We chose the 9′ 0″ – 5 weight or 6 weight Echo Boost Fresh rod for this package. The Boost is a fast action rod more than capable of throwing leeches and fry patterns, as well as roll casting bead and nymph rigs like a charm. And it will delicately lay out a dry fly during a hatch.
The 5 weight will offer a bit more delicacy and finesse. The 6 weight will handle heavier flies and windy conditions better. If you plan to fish Bristol Bay trout and Dolly Varden with this package we would recommend the 6 weight.
In Alaska, the reel actually matters. We chose the sturdy and time proven Sage Spectrum 5/6 Reel for its reliability and great value. It is a machined aluminum, large arbor reel with a sealed drag system. This reel performs well in tight rivers, long runs, and even in the saltwater, hands down one of our shop favorites.
We chose the Rio Premier Grand line for this rod package. The line is a weight forward floating line that is oversized by nearly one line size. This really helps load the Boost rod and is ideal for delivering heavy flies. The Grand is a two-toned line, so when you see the belly in your rod, you know it’s time to pick it up, false cast a couple times, and watch the line fly. Because of the heavy front taper of this line, it rolls out bead rigs with minimal effort.
The package comes with a rod tube, neoprene reel case, PowerFlex Trout leader, 20lb dacron backing, and lifetime warranty to the original owner.
This rod package will save you $90 over buying everything separately!!!
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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