Custom Build-A-Rod-Package – 8 Weight

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Custom Build-A-Rod-Package – 8 Weight


If you want to build your own custom 8 weight salmon and steelhead package, we have just what you need! All the rods and reels we carry are Alaska-tested and proven to hold up to the rigors of fishing in the 49th state. From entry level to top of the line, choose the rod and reel you want, we’ll ensure the line is a good match and we’ll put it all together so you can get out fishing!

At checkout, please note whether you crank the reel with your left hand or right hand.

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Here is how our Build-A-Rod Package works. No matter what rod and reel combination you choose, you get the following:

  1. The peace of mind knowing that we at Alaska Fly Fishing Goods have extensive experience with the rod and reel and believe it to be the finest gear available at the price level.
  2. The rod will carry a manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty against breakage. If you break the rod, there will be an associated fee with getting it repaired, but it is still a lot cheaper than having to buy a new rod.
  3. We will spool the reel up with the correct amount of Dacron backing at no charge. This saves you on average $20.
  4. We’ll spool the line on and put on a 9 foot tapered leader so it is ready to fish. This will save you another $6.
  5. All of our 8 weight packages feature the Rio Grand fly line. It is an outstanding weight forward floating line that is actually about an “8.9 weight” fly line. The extra grain weight along with an expertly-designed taper, really helps load an 8 weight while still being very smooth casting. We have found that the Rio Grand consistently takes a rod to the next level in terms of casting.
  6. If you live outside of Juneau, the rod package will ship for free.
  7. Value: all of our rod packages are less expensive than buying all the parts separately. Even on the very entry level end you will receive backing, leader and set up for free. As the cost of the rod & reel go up, we are able to partially discount the cost of the Rio Grand fly line (which retails for $79.95) or in some cases include the line for free.


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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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