Jump to content


 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com


FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes
Photo

BPS $13 dollar combo


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 GG34

GG34

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 151 posts

Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

White River Fly Shop Dogwood Canyon Fly Outfit | Bass Pro Shops
https://www.basspro....nyon-fly-outfit

#2 xvigauge

xvigauge

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 263 posts

Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:19 PM

At this price, how could you go wrong? I have looked at the Dog Wood fly reel on other sites and it looks ok, but without checking it out in person, who knows? Looks like a nice combo for someone just starting out or who would just like to try fly fishing. Two reviews, one good, one not so good. You pays your money and takes your chances.
Joe

#3 GG34

GG34

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 151 posts

Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

I bought a couple for my kids and as a beater for my truck. Hardly, a gamble for 13.

#4 mikechell

mikechell

    I'm Mr Freezemieser I'm Mr Snow!!!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 14,245 posts

Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:41 PM

I've got two Dogwood Canyons.  I love them.  If you're in the market for a great, lightweight rod ... buy one or more of these!

 

I kind of hate myself for thinking this way, but even at this price ... I just don't need more rods lying around waiting for use.


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
 


#5 Mike West

Mike West

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,501 posts

Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:59 PM

You can’t beat that !
Never fished one of these rods just the wiggle test in the shop..They are fine for what they are.
Same with the reels just held them my hand and checked them out.

I’m so broke “I can’t afford to pay attention” right now but I think I got $15 in my pocket to buy me a beater truck rod.
I have a Bass Pro and a Cabela’s within less than an hours drive from me.

#6 tjm

tjm

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,202 posts

Posted 18 December 2018 - 12:10 AM

If you got one of these you must be lucky I tried 7 times to order different  weights/lengths/number of units and all got refused as not available.



#7 mikechell

mikechell

    I'm Mr Freezemieser I'm Mr Snow!!!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 14,245 posts

Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

If you got one of these you must be lucky

330 million people in this Country.  Even if they had a million rods to give away at that price ... less than 1/3 of 1% of the people in this Country alone got one.  And that's assuming the people who saw it first didn't order two or more.


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
 


#8 phg

phg

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,411 posts

Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

Hey, they are out of most sizes and styles of waders too.  I was going to get a pair for Christmas.  I guess I'll have to wait for Easter, now. 



#9 caloosa bug

caloosa bug

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 754 posts

Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

I ordered 2 yesterday for store pick up at $13 ea. I haven't gone to pick them up yet, but man what a steal. I'm not sure if someone had a typo, but now they are back to $99.99.  

 

Thanks GG34 for an early Christmas present!

 

Edit... Now the combo has the Hobbs creek reel on the dogwood canyon rod.

 

Maybe they were discontinuing the older model dogwood reels..I don't know, or care.. I'll take it.



#10 GG34

GG34

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 151 posts

Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

I got shipping notification for 2 combos this morning.

#11 steeldrifter

steeldrifter

    I see everything!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 16,587 posts

Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:57 PM

The reels are junk, but the rod actually isn't bad. Nothing too fancy of course, plastic reel seat and just bare bones looking, but they actually don't have a bad action to them. For that price you can't go wrong.


Posted Image
Owner- Steve Clark
Midwestcustomflyrods.com


Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
 
 
 

#12 mikechell

mikechell

    I'm Mr Freezemieser I'm Mr Snow!!!

  • Super Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 14,245 posts

Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:58 PM

The Dogwood Canyon Rods I have, Steve, have metal reel seats.


Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
 


#13 tjm

tjm

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,202 posts

Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:00 PM

The one I used a few years ago did too, Mike. It had, I thought, very good action for a basic rod.  I wanted them as grand kid rods, but was too late to that party.



#14 caloosa bug

caloosa bug

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 754 posts

Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:12 PM

Dagnabit.. I guess I was too late too.

Attached Files



#15 GG34

GG34

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 151 posts

Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:32 PM

I got them today. I got a 4wt 7 footer and a 5wt 8'6". I bought them as beater rods for the kids. The reel seats are metal. The reels are terrible due to the weight. They are super heavy and throw off the balance on the rod. The line isn't much to write home about either. I put my 4wt Redington zero reel on it with a decent line and it was ok. I'll throw the 5 tomorrow.

All in all it was worth $13 bucks. I wouldn't pay retail. Just my.02 cents.