Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel (size IV), weight-forward floating 8-wt. line, backing, leader, and rod/reel case. This solid 9' 8-weight Encounter outfit has all the power and performance anyone could ask at a price that will have you wondering, what’s the catch? Backup or first big-game rod outfit, this is the finest you will ever buy at this price.
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