Best Fly Fishing Starter Pack (2022)

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Not all fly fishing starter packs are created equal.

Beginners must make a big purchasing decision when first getting started. Sifting through the internet or local big box retailer, you’ll be led to one of two options:

A cheaper, no-name starter set or an expensive, “name brand” starter set.  Spoiler alert  – each leads to a false start in time and money.

Let’s consider each option:



Another Point to Consider – The Knowledge Problem

Fish are intelligent, and catching them is a challenge — no matter your skill level. There are so many places that you can learn about fly fishing. Where do beginners start?

The cheap and expensive “name brand” starter packs (discussed earlier), leave their users alone without any guidance or direction on how to fly fish.  Beginners must scour the internet and spend countless hours in search of Youtube videos, articles, blogs, and books.  You’ll be left wondering who you should listen to, watch, read, or trust.

We make fly fishing easy

At Ventures Fly Co., we’re ultra focused on helping beginner fly fisherman SMASH through the learning curve! We recognize that this group of fly fisherman are underserved, and we’ve set out to make an easier way.


With the absolute beginner in mind, we’ve designed the Toe Dipper & Weekend Warrior Starter Packages. They’re the most complete, highest quality, highest performance beginner packages on the market.

We’ve included ALL the gear you need to get started and created an online fly fishing guide—solving both equipment and knowledge problems.

CHECK IT OUT: Ventures Fly Co. Starter Pack

What is included?

We’ve designed our fly fishing starter sets to include EVERYTHING you need to get started. No other purchases necessary. Take it out of the box and head straight to the river. Just add water!

The Fly Flinger Rod

This 9 foot, 5 weight rod truly has all the needs + the wants. It’s has a AAA high-grade burled end lightweight cork grip, beautiful wood and gunmetal finish reel seat, ultra-durable stainless steel guides, helpful alignment dots, and an anti-glare finish. To put the cherry on top, each rod included two tips and a no-fault lifetime warranty.

The Ascent Reel, Backing, & Fly Line

Each Fly Flinger rod is paired with The Ascent Reel – a match made in heaven. The reel is CNC engraved with forged aluminum for maximum durability and long term performance (most less expensive reels are die cast). It’s pre-spooled with our low-stretch, ultra-slick, weight-forward fly line and backing.

Complete Fly Collection

Being a fly company, we are known for our beginner-friendly fly collections. Each has tried-and-true, fish approved patterns that are sure to get the job done. We also include fly and bug ID cards to help you recognize bugs on the water and match them appropriately.

All the other Gizmos & Gadgets

If we had to pick one thing that  intimidates people the most about fly fishing, we’d have to settle on the gear. Where traditional fishing (spin or baitcasting) only requires a few items to get started – rod, reel, swivels, leader, and lures – fly fishing is much more gear-intensive. There are a number of tools that are needed for success.

Luckily, we’ve done the dirty work for you. Each set contains everything you’ll need to get started including:

  • Tapered Leaders
  • Tippet & Tippet holder
  • Retractor (Zinger)
  • Forceps (Pliers)
  • Nippers & Knot Tool
  • Floatant & Caddy
  • Strike Indicators
  • Splitshot
  • Fly Box
  • Net & Release
  • Sling Pack

Online Fly Fishing Guide Access

Each set provides access to our online fly fishing guide. There are nine comprehensive sections covering:

  • Rigs & Knots
  • Dry Fly 101
  • Nymphing 101
  • Streamer 101
  • Casting
  • Fly Selection
  • Presentation Strategies
  • Water Types & Tactics
  • Striking, Playing, & Landing
  • And more!

Warranties & Guarantees

Catch Your First Fish Guarantee

We want you to get “hooked”on fly fishing! If you’re not catching fish after your first outing with one of our starter packs, we’ll personally lead you in the right direction through 1-on-1 virtual mentoring, until you’re successful.

100% No BS, High-quality Guarantee

Everything we sell is backed by our No BS, High-quality Guarantee. This means that if you are not 100% stoked with your purchase, you can return it hassle free within 30 days for a full refund. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

No-fault, Lifetime Rod Warranty

Rods occasionally break, it’s a fact of life. When you choose Ventures Fly Co., you are covered by our No-fault, Lifetime Warranty. Spend less time worrying and more time fishing.

Don’t just take our word for it…

We have had a number of anglers test out the starter packs and received nothing but positive feedback.

Price Breakdown

At Ventures Fly Co., another one of our primary goals is to make getting into fly fishing (with all the high-quality gear you need) more affordable.

That being said, the starter pack (including all the gear above) clocks in at either $274.99 or $324.99, depending on what pack you order. That’s a rod, reel, line, and all the accoutrements we’ve gone over, for about $300. That’s a deal we wish was around when we started fly fishing!

The Starter Pack gets you set to hit the water literally from the day it arrives at your house. We designed it to meet any and all needs of anglers during their first forays into fly fishing. You likely won’t run into a fishing situation you can’t tackle with what we offer in this pack.

CHECK IT OUT: Ventures Fly Co. Starter Pack

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