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
Instead of “entry level,”, we think of our Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.”. The 9' 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 and for bigger trout water, the 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is the best value-priced outfit of its kind.