Stephen Grasso, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Used my new A3 two piece for the last three days in some no wind to very windy conditions and performed beautifully in all conditions. Certainly a lot of rod for the price. I should also mention fast delivery and excellent response time by phone and email regarding my purchase.23 November 2012
William Morrison, West LothianAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Speedy delivery and a good quality product very happy with my purchase.18 November 2012
Russell Murday, LincolnshireAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
The rod arrived when promised. I've only just started fly fishing and this rod is a quantum lead ahead of the one I was using in terms of quality and in the way it has instantly improved my casting, although there is still much improvement to be made in that direction. Unfortunately the day I went fishing last week the fish were not in a playful mood and only one was caught at the lake and not by me.
09 September 2012
Martinohanlon Ohanlon, DownAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Hello recently bought a 9ft A3 rod the service was great and more than happy with the rod can't wait to try it out on the Moy in Mayo at the end of Sept will let you know how i get on
Marty Ohanlon Ireland29 August 2012
Roxanne Notley, CanadaAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
My first cast using my new 4 piece rod surprised me, I could not believe how smoothly and far my line went out across the river. A great product!16 August 2012
Stephen Stewart, MidlothianAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
I bought this rod because of the good reports I have read about it and because my mates all have Hardy rods . I wanted something to be as good as a Hardy but without the price tag this rod is every bit as good if not better it is the best rod I have ever had and can throw a line a great distance with little effort and great control it will lay a small dry at short distance with great accuracy a fantastic rod for large waters or small streams a pleasure to hold. Many thanks Stephen.14 August 2012
Joe Sharkey, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Not only is the rod exactly what I purchased, but it came a day early. You know that feeling the night before Christmas? Well, it was literally Christmas in July for me.
John at Aleka really took care of me and as soon as I finally land that first fish it'll be up.
Denver, CO30 July 2012
Paul McGuiness, Tyne & WearAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
First day out today with the Aleka A3 7wt 9’6”. Well, up against the Hardy Demon of the same weight and length, it proved astonishing. It was able to cut through the head wind much easier, load quicker and deliver the fly to the exact distance.
It wasn’t a like for like test, as I had different reels and the A3 loaded with a RIO midge tip and dry fly, while the Hardy was loaded with sinking line and lures, but still I was able to control the A3 at every cast.
Sorry no pictures of fish, only got one bite, and yes it rained!
But I will be recommending the A3 to other friends, and may replace the Hardy with another Aleka?
Thank you, even though I didn’t catch, I had a great day casting;-)
Tyne & Wear
14 July 2012
Jim Pearce, DevonAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Recently purchased A3 9' 9# with accompanying reel etc. Hoping to use in the next few days. The pick up and balance feels great so looking forward to trying it out.10 July 2012
Ben Stahlschmidt, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
I am pretty new to fly fishing so I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a high dollar setup. When I saw that Aleka was selling combos for around $200 I immediately investigated and found that they have good products. Once I received my A3 combo I found that it performs great for both trout fishing and lake fishing for bass and panfish. I would definitely recommend this item. 05 July 2012
Robert Hutchison, GlasgowAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
I have had the 6 weight rod outfit for 2 months now and I have caught over 50 fish already on this fantastic rod...03 July 2012
David Carson, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Fished the "Lower Downduff " beat of the River Findhorn yesterday. Using my A3 10' rod and matching reel, fishing a WF 8 line I hooked and played a lively salmon approx 8lb in weight. The rod and reel handled the fish no problem. Very pleased, with product and the fish was safely returned to the river.
Dave Carson 22 June 2012
David Carson, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
Ordered the Aleka A3 10' 8 Weight rod and the A3 matching reel. Had a good chat to the guy on the phone before my purchase as I want to use this set up for sea trout and grilse in N.E. Scotland. Tried rod on Loch Eye on wild brownies up to 2lb. Am well pleased and have no doubt it will handle those grilse.
Dave Carson19 June 2012
Andrew St Pierre, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
I recently purchased two A3 8 weights as backups for an upcoming Canadian Atlantic salmon trip my son and I have planned. Though I have many "high end" rods such as Winston, Sage, T&T, Orvis, etc., I long ago ceased worrying about the name on the blank, preferring to judge my rods by their suitability, responsiveness and overall utility. When I received the rods, I lined a reel with the accompany A4 8 weight line and proceeded to take them out locally in the salt to throw small poppers and baitfish patterns at our resident striped bass. The rods are lovely and exhibit a smooth loading capacity that allows for punching a wind resistant fly to 60-70 feet without over stretching the rods' ability to load and unload cleanly. With a double haul, the rod stood up to the increased line velocity and tip loading well which belied their description as "medium" fast. I would characterize these rods are having a very wide useful band of responsiveness across a range of fishing applications. They are ridiculously good given the current deal and I will be fishing mine straight off the bat once we hit the Miramichi at the end of this month. An A4 is already ordered in 9 weight for casting bombers, btw...
Andrew St Pierre
Hamilton, Massachusetts13 June 2012
Julian Gomez, United StatesAbout ALEKA A3 Fly Rod Series
I bought your rod, reel, line and backing for my granddaughter as we will be fishing together this summer. Your products have an excellent quality and hopefully will be able to use them for a long time. Pic's to follow later, we hope. Thanks for the prompt shipping.11 June 2012