Joe Todd, United StatesAbout ALEKA X2 Fly Rod Series
After researching several different nymphing fly rods and after a lot of different recommendations from some professional angler friends, I came across a rod I had not heard of, the Aleka X2 EVOLVE.
So, I contacted John at Aleka to inquire about the EVOLVE, after several conversations with John I was sold. I ordered the EVOLVE for a tournament I was fishing, in just a couple weeks from our conversation. I had the rod within a few days and was out on the water putting it through the paces, it performed flawless, first fish landed was a 20” rainbow. Then came the tournament, in each session the EVOLVE became my primary rod, the feel this rod has when short line or long line nyphing is amazing, I could feel the nymphs bouncing of the rocks, and the subtle take that the trout were giving was noticed immediately. Landed a 25” rainbow beast, on this 3wt. allowed me to fight this fish and put in the net in less than 2 minutes. For me an incredible accomplishment on a 3wt. using 6x tippet. The EVOLVE is now a major player in my arsenal. I have now order the Aleka X2 2wt. 10’ and can’t wait to see what happens now. Thanks to Aleka for an incredible product.
Riverlake Fly Fishing24 November 2015
Brent Walling, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I recently purchased one of your A8 10ft #7 fly rods because one of my buddies let me cast his A8 last year steelheading and I was amazed with how well it loaded with heavy weight and through line. Long story short, I made the order and it arrived in less than a week. It arrived the day before my friends and I were heading on a fishing trip to wyoming where on a normal day you are casting into a 20 to 30 mile per hour wind. So I decided to bring the A8 to see how it would do, the rod was casting into the wind like a dream. It casted so well that I am sure you will sell 4 more rods to all of my crew. Great service, great product.13 November 2015
Frank Santacruz, United StatesAbout Allys Shrimp Red
I purchased some of your salmon flies a few days ago for a trip to northern Michigan to fish for kings I received my flies in no time your service is outstanding.
My buddies and I tried them and killed the kings 60 plus hook ups in a day I will definitely order more products from your company I share some of the flies with my buddies and they loved them to you will get a couple more orders from us.
Thanks again for your service.
A loyal customer. Frank Santacruz12 November 2015
Michael Beachy, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I am a part time trout fishing guide and was drawn to Aleka fly rods by the price originally. I am also a rod builder and got tired of clients abusing my custom built rods.I have found these rods to be absolutely fantastic. The quality is as good as I have found anywhere. I fish small streams and am a big fan of the 8ft 4wt. I cannot build a rod of this quality at this price. Thank you Aleka! Mike Beachy 05 November 2015
Jamie Reeves, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Rod Outfits/Combos
I recently ordered the Aleka A3 Outfit as a backup setup for my trout outfit. I've worked with it, almost exclusively, the last couple of outings. The line included is great! The reel looks and feels amazing. The drag system is incredibly smooth and holds its position very well. But the crown jewel of this deal is the rod! After using mine, I'd be willing to pay $100 for the rod included. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other rods, but I appreciate that! They put as much money into the technology and product as possible. For a rod I'll primarily use in rough country, a wooden or polished nickel butt reel seat isn't necessary. I just need a rod that presents my fly as accurately as possible, and the Aleka A3 is pretty darn good at it.
This is easily one of the best (if not the best) deals on the market as far as fly outfits are concerned. It's worth every penny, and then some.16 September 2015
Pedro Garcia, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I love my ALEKA fly rod and ALEKA fly reel. It is a great combination. I use it for Euro nymphing and have great success.14 September 2015
Scott FerrisAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
REVIEW OF THE ALEKA A8 FLY ROD.
When I receive any fly fishing equipment in the mail, I am like a kid in a candy store. IT'S CHRISTMAS AT MY HOUSE!!!
I recently received an Aleka A8 flyrod, 9 foot, 6 wt. Taking it out of the box, I found a sturdy rod tube and cloth rod sack, both well made. I pulled out the 4 pc rod. First, I looked at the bottom section: the reel seat, with a lovely walnut insert and well-fitting up-locking reel screw. The cork gripe felt very comfortable in my small hand. I noticed the cork, which did not have any defects
occasionally found on even higher priced rods.
Each section had the obligatory alignment dots and they were right on. I put the sections together and had to check the rod size and line wt as it felt too light. What a relief that a 6wt rod can feel so light in your hands, yet sturdy. Aleka's ARC Technology is fantastic.
I assembled the rod, took one of my reels with a WF6F line out to the back yard of grass. A few false casts to get line out quickly telegraphed to me that this was one powerful rod for a 6wt. Without exaggeration, the line really took off and in short order 50 and 60 feet went out. Nice for Steelhead, which is one species I will target with this rod. Equally, short distances were easy to lay out.
Later when casting on the River, roll casts were so easy to achieve with this rod. And water hauls were a breeze.
I had enrolled in a Fly casting course for instructors recently and used the A8 in the class. It performed with elegant style and did everything I asked of it. From "pick up and lay down" to Double haul, it was flawless. Make no mistake, I am not a "Certified Casting Instructor" but wanted to learn how to teach beginners to fly cast. Well, I will use my A8 for all instructions.
Well done, ALEKA for designing a rod that beginner or expert can cast with ease. As they say: "SPOT ON!"
Scott from Washington
27 August 2015
Jay Hanson, United StatesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
I broke my Winston Rod 2 weeks before our trip to the Snake in Jackson Hole. No time to get it repaired before trip, so took a chance on a Aleka A4 9' 5wt. To tell you the truth, didn't miss the Winston. Made my longest cast to a fish 30 plus ft. and snagged it on a PMD. Will buy from Aleka again. 27 July 2015
James Anderson, United StatesAbout ALEKA X2 Rod Outfit/Combos
What a great action! This rod feels like a competitors that I will not mention but suffice it to say that rod sells for three times more than what I paid for the X-2.
This is the third Aleka rod I have purchased and I am never disappointed. Customer service cannot be beat. Good job guys!
20 July 2015
Darin Yoder, United StatesAbout Tan Elk Hair Caddis Dry Flies
I just received some tan elk hair caddis flies from Aleka. First cast and bam. 16 inch brown trout. Nice flies. Thanks!26 June 2015
Brandon Conrad, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Aleka products are great! All products that I have received are top quality. I love my new fly rod. Customer service was top notch and the rep was very helpful and knowledgeable of the products. I couldn't be happier with my fly rod and shipping was supper fast. I thank you for such a great products and you will definitely see more orders comming from my way.
Brandon16 June 2015
Gordon Laight, CanadaAbout ALEKA A4 Rod Outfit/Combos
Very impressed with Aleka. John was very helpful when I called to ask questions before placing my order. The A4 combo arrived in a very timely manner and I have to say that I was impressed when I opened the package and looked over my new rod, reel and landing net and was even more impressed when I got the combo out into the wild. The rod loads and casts with ease and picks up with little effort. Will be likely looking at another combo very shortly!11 June 2015
Shawn Covert, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
My 7'6" A8 showed up today. I ordered it four days ago. Wow, does it cast nice. Within a minute of feeling it out I felt like I could easily cast it further than either of my 9' 5wt rods. Which makes me a little sad that I bought a different 9'5wt rod about a month ago. I'm in the market for a streamer rod in the future and have already made my choice already. I'm thinking the A8 7wt will be like a laser guided rocket launcher. And for the price it's a crazy good deal. You'll be getting a call next payday. 22 May 2015
Lois Eckler, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
Ronnie Eckler - purchased an 8 foot for 4 weight line. Loads up quickly and shoots line like a rocket. Love the grips and the way it feels in my hand. Lots of fun to fish with. Perfect for me.
20 May 2015