This outfit contains everything you need to get started with Switch Fly Fishing.
The outfit contains the Shakespeare Oracle EXP Fly Rod, along with the #8/9 Shakespeare Oracle Fly Reel and your choice of the Shakespeare Oracle Switch Fly Line, all loaded onto the reel with high quality backing, ready to fish.
About the Shakespeare Oracle EXP Switch Fly Rods
The Shakespeare Oracle EXP Switch Fly Rod is a 6 piece switch rod that is ideal for the travelling angler and designed for small river salmon and sea trout where there are low branches and not much casting room.
Switch rods are very fashionable at the moment and popular for fishing on smaller rivers and when targeting sea trout and Grilse on bigger rivers in the summer. They are very useful when smaller flies and lighter lines are required to improve presentation.
They are called switch because being lightweight they can be cast single handed (like a normal single handed rod) or Spey cast using both hands using the built in extension handle. These rods excel in situations where longer two handed salmon rods are simply too big and where long single handed rods are tiresome to use.
The Oracle EXP Switch have proved to be very good in testing, one of Shakespeare's field testers, Jim Curry, took the 7/8 on a trip to Iceland. They never got it back as he loves it so much! Also the 6pc configuration makes them perfect for the travelling angler.
High Modulus Carbon Blank
AAA quality cork
Satin Matt blank finish
Aluminium Reel seat
Stainless Steel Zirconium insert striper guide
Stainless Steel single leg guides
Supplied with Cordura travel / storage tube
About the Shakespeare Oracle Salmon Fly Reel #8/9
This #8/9 Die-cast aluminium salmon fly reel is the perfect accompaniment to both the 7/8 and 8/9 Oracle EXP Switch Fly Rods.
The gun smoke finish matches the Oracle reel seats and these reels match all rods in the range in terms of balance and line capacities. The frame and spool is strong but lightweight and has a large arbor wide spool design.
Strong Die-cast aluminium construction
Large arbor spool design with push button spool release
Convertible left/right hand retrieve
Strong and smooth drag system
Supplied with deluxe reel case
Please note the packaging for this reel may have a misprint indicating that a spare spool is included. No spare spool is included, although they are available separately.
About the Shakespeare Oracle Switch Fly Line
The new Shakespeare Oracle Switch Fly Line has been once of Shakespeare's most eagerly awaited products of 2014.
This line has been developed to be the perfect accompaniment to the new Shakespeare Oracle EXP Switch Fly Rods and allows both overhead and spey casting styles.
These full floating fly lines have been designed to work well either alone or with an attached sink tip.
Twin colour line helps identify the correct loading point.
7/8 - 23grams / 35ft
8/9 - 25grams / 35ft