Hands down this is the BEST salmon & steelhead package you’ll find for the price. We have fished it extensively, casting large streamers and fighting 15+ pound coho, and can confidently say it can handle just about anything. Plus you save over $85 with our package deal.
“Getting Started” Salmon & Steelhead Package
We chose the 9 foot 8 weight Echo Boost rod for this package. The Boost is a fast action, durable salmon slayer. After field testing it for a season of throwing large streamers at 15+lb coho, we were incredibly impressed with its performance.
The reel is a sturdy and time proven Sage Spectrum. It is a solid machined aluminum, large arbor reel with a sealed drag system and has the stopping power to fight big fish in tight quarters. The Sage Spectrum holds up beautifully in saltwater and we have found it to be reliable and tough even in adverse conditions.
The Rio Elite Grand line is our choice for this rod package. It is a weight forward, floating line, that is over sized to really load fast rods and cast big flies. It is the perfect match for the Echo Boost rod. The Grand is a two-toned line, so when you see the color change coming in your rod tip, you know it’s time to pick it up, false cast a couple times, and watch it fly. It also has a welded loop for quick and easy leader changes.
The package comes with a rod tube, neoprene reel case, salmon/steelhead leader, 20lb dacron backing, and lifetime warranty to the original owner.
The package ships for FREE in the U.S. and you save over $90 as compared to buying all the pieces separately!
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
Get an expert answer to your Alaska fly fishing and travel question! See answered questions.
- The Boost is a go to for chucking big flies without fatigue. This rod feels great in the hand and pe ...
- Looking for a trout rod to throw streamers and easily toss bead rigs? Our custom Echo Boost rod with ...
- The Premier Rio Grand with Slick Cast Coating is the perfect Alaskan line. The fly line is graded a ...