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The Flyfisher 899 Outfit (3 to 8 Weight)

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Original price $1,079.80
Current price $899.00

Of all the items in our store, our in-store packaged outfits are the product for which we're most proud. We pour a huge amount of time and effort into putting these packages together so someone starting out in flyfishing begins with gear that accelerates their learning and optimises enjoyment. There are many pre-packaged outfits available to us, but we prefer to select and match items without being confined to just one brand. After all, it's unlikely the best fly rod company would also be the best fly line company...

Our outfits evolve every year as new rods, reels and lines become available and that's why our outfits will always offer the best performance for dollar.

Our 899 outfit is available in 6 different line weights for various applications. They all come spooled and ready to fish with Scientific Anglers dacron backing, and a tapered Frog Hair leader. For help choosing the right line weight, give us a call on (03)96211246, or use the online chat.

3 Weight

Rod - Vision Onki 7'6" 3 weight, 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 3/4
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Trout

4 Weight

Rod - Vision Onki 8ft 4 weight, 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 3/4
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Trout

5 Weight

Rod - Vision Onki 9ft 5 weight 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 5/6
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Trout

6 Weight

Rod - Vision Onki 9ft 6 weight 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 5/6
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity

7 Weight

Rod - Primal Raw 9ft 7 weight 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 7/8
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity

8 Weight

Rod - Primal Mega 9ft 8 weight 4 piece.
Reel - Vision XLV 7/8
Line  - Scientific Anglers Amplitude Smooth Infinity


We offer this outfit in line weights 3-6 to cover all the different flyfishing styles and situations you're likely to encounter.

As an analogy, there's no one golf club that will get you through a full round easily... and flyfishing isn't dissimilar. We select an appropriate line weight that will suit the majority of situations we're likely to fish.

In choosing a line weight, you might think it would come down to the size of fish we want to catch; but it doesn't at all. You can catch just as big a fish on a 6 weight as you can on a 3 weight. The most important thing to consider is the weight of the fly (or rig) you want to cast. For example, if you're fishing a big river in New Zealand, you might have a large indicator with two bead head nymphs on the end. That's considered a substantial amount of weight (and air resistance) to cast on a 3, 4 or even 5 weight line, and so for that, we'd opt for a 6 weight as the ideal line weight. What follows is a summary to divide each line weight and help you choose.

Of course, we've tried to keep this as simple as possible. If you'd like further or more in-depth advice based on where you're fishing, feel free to give us a call on (03)96211246. This isn't buying broccoli at the grocery store - it's far more important... and fun! Just remember that we're here to help and we love talking flyfishing... so get in touch!

3 Weight Outfit

A 3 weight is about as light as you can (or should) go in line weights. They are perfect for fishing Australia's plentiful small streams and because they flex easily, they make catching smaller trout a heap of fun. You'll feel every kick of a fish like its 8 pounder rather than the half pounder you probably hooked in to. As well as fun to fish, a 3 weight is ideal for fishing small flies delicately and for close range casting up to 10 metres.

4 Weight Outfit

If all you fished was Aussie rivers and you wanted one rod that could do pretty much all of it, this is it. The 4 weight is light enough that you can fish a tiny dry with delicacy, but if you wish to throw a hopper, or a dry fly with a nymph underneath, you can. What it can't do is cast a big streamer, or cope with a lot of wind in exposed valleys or lakes... and so for that you'd ideally bump up a line size or two...

5 Weight Outfit

The most popular line weight the world over, a 5 weight has the power to make learning to cast easy, and allows you to fish bigger rivers and lakes. If you're just starting out, this would be the minimum weight we'd suggest starting with. With a 5, you'll be able to get the fly where it needs to be to catch fish, sooner than if you start with something lighter. A 5 weight is ideal for casting a bit of weight or an air resistant indicator and it can cope well in wind. It's not the ideal choice, but it can be used for the majority of lake fishing as well. A true all-rounder.

6 Weight Outfit

We recommend a 6 for quick, accurate casting on lakes, fishing streamers, for bigger rivers where we might be fishing heavy nymphs, and for fishing in windy places like Tassie or New Zealand. A 6 weight is also perfect for fishing from a boat if that's your jam. If you could pick one line weight to learn to cast with, the 6 weight is the one... but equally it's a rod that will see a lot of fishing, as trout seem to love windy places...!

7 Weight Outfit

We recommend a 7 for large waters such as lakes and big rivers in New Zealand. 7 weights are particularly useful for casting multiple streamers, or large indicators with tungsten nymphs. Also great for dealing with wind on more exposed waters. A 7 is also useful for inshore saltwater and natives fishing (when using smaller flies) for species like bream, flathead, salmon, estuary perch, and bass.

8 Weight Outfit

This is the ideal line weight for the vast majority of in-shore saltwater flyfishing, or for fishing for smaller natives in rivers like Murray Cod and bass. With an 8 you'll be well equipped to cast most lighter weighted streamers and shrimp/crab patterns. For bonefish in skinny water - this is the ideal line weight. For barra - we prefer the 8 over anything else because of the amount of casting involved.

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Marcus M.
Australia Australia
Value for Money

Great setup at an amazing price. Nicely manufactured rod with quality runners and reel attachment hardware. Quality tube for storage and transport. Reel was preloaded, which means as soon as you receive it your on the road ready to fish, no setting up. Very happy with my purchase.