Instead of entry level, we think of our Encounter rod outfits as affordable awesomeness.
The 8'6" 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the answer to the question, "What's the first rod I should buy?".
Ideal as an all around rod for trout and light bass fishing, the Encounter is the perfect first rod for any fly angler.
Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind
Smooth, crisp performance
Packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader