Rubin Hawkins, United StatesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
I was on the hunt for low cost equipment to take to a remote location. I was willing to compromise on quality but I didn't have to. The website showed a good looking pole but the real thing is every bit as nice as much more expensive equipment. I was shocked at what my money got me. I could only find a couple of articles about this company so I assume it is new. I couldn't find any independent reviews. I took a chance because the price point/decription was great. Even if I had paid full price for the equipment, it would have still been a great value. I am looking forward to pulling in some Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon in a couple of weeks. Now I have great back up equipment also. 17 May 2012
Joseph Alba, United StatesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Firstly - Excellent shipping; I received my Rod and Fly Box well before a different company that is stateside mind you. The A4 Fly Rod distinguishes itself among the higher end distributors; Brilliant design and very well manufactured; and the case that comes with it comes in handy when traveling and saves a pretty penny to not have to purchase one. I went on a limb as there is not much talk about Aleka; but I am very glad I did and honestly wished I would have purchased all my gear through them. I will definitely shop here again and Highly recommend.
-Joseph15 May 2012
Alex Dittrich, CambridgeshireAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
A superb rod - the casting distances attainable are remarkable, and the action when playing fish a dream. This rod would be a bargain at a much higher sticker price, although I shouldn't admit it.15 May 2012
Josh Blythe, United StatesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Ordered a A4 5 weight four piece with the corresponding reel and line! Customer service from John was great. Prompt and helpful responses and info when needed. Received the equipment quickly, within 2 days of the sent response from John.
Fished the Deschutes last Sunday with the new equipment and it all functioned well. Rod action is fast and delivers the fly over a distance and with accuracy! Fought a couple of decent fish on the reel and landed them too. Drag is smooth and solid! Line floats high and I like the beige color.
Thanks John! Great customer service, great equipment at a great value!
15 May 2012
Graham WilliamsAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Very efficient service - I ordered on Monday bank holiday and the gear arrived Wednesday. Set it all up and had a few casts in my field and I think this will do the job I am looking for (Pike & Saltwater fishing), very well. Many thanks I will pass the word on to my fishing pals. Thank you. 10 May 2012
Paul Adams, West LothianAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
After much searching decided to go for this rod as a present for my son who has after many years decided to accompany his dad on his fishing trips. Looked great value for money. Ordered online and arrive very speedily -slight hiccup with rod on arrival but got fantastic customer service in dealing with the issue including a phone call from John Openshaw on a Saturday to discuss and resolve. Son was delighted with his birthday present and we are both looking forward to the official rod christening on our 4 day trip to do a bit of wilderness fishing in the north of Scotland at the end of the month. Having fished for 45 years myself I can spot a good quality rod - and this certainly is - casts a WF6 line like a dream, I'm tempted but can't let my 25 year old boron rod down at this late stage in it's life, its been too good a friend to me over the years!
Paul Adams09 May 2012
Alex DittrichAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
I have seen the rod in action on my syndicate water. I am genuinely ecstatic about getting it out there!
Set-up arrived very swiftly! Took it out on the club water today, banked a nice brownie just shy of two pounds (second cast) and three rainbows to two and a half. Thanks for the excellent service and the excellent product! The rod handles like a dream (Aleka A4 5WT - 4 sections), and the drag on the reel (Aleka A3) smooth as anything.
05 May 2012
Mark Armitage, United Arab EmiratesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Thank you for a really super rod, and for your excellent service. My package arrived after one week.
Mark03 May 2012
Mark Sabin, South YorkshireAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Delivery was excellent, prompt and very well packaged,
Read a report prior to purchasing this rod that stated that "it out performed rods of sage quality" Well, I totally agree (having owned both). Too much to say in it's favour, buy one!!!! 01 May 2012
Ian Hassett, United StatesAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
I bought the A4 rod, reel, and line as a set hoping that it would help me get my line "out there" better, and I was right. This has to be the best value in a fly rod right now. It has control and precision with power, grace, and looks. To say I am happy with it is a bit of an understatement. My only regret is that I didn't pick up a spare reel to go with it, and I can still do that. It's a great fly combo and an even better price.29 April 2012
Hugh Leighton, CambridgeshireAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Recently bought a 4 piece, #5, A4 rod, with matching A4 floating line and A3 reel. Received good advice from Jon. Delighted with price deal. Arrived next day. Have used a couple of times now and must say I love it. It feels really special. Have had a number of rainbows to 3 lb on it but highlight was 2.25 brownie on a dry. Rod placed the fly precisely, and handled the fish very well, but with enough feedback to make it fun. Highly recommended kit!24 April 2012
Barrie Chiasson, CanadaAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Barrie Chiasson/st johns'newfoundland. Hey, John very good service just purchased couple of rods can't wait to use them.17 April 2012
Matthew Copes, DownAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Just to say thank you for the arrival of my rod, can't wait to use it at the weekend and hopefully catch plenty of big fish!!17 April 2012
David Rickard, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
I purchased the A4 9ft #6 weight, also the A4 #5/6 reel, I used to work for a local Game tackle shop and always used the Sage range of fly rods(top end), Sage and Loop reels. The rod performs as good (if not better)! than the Sage, the reel build quality is as good as the Loop, to anyone who is thinking of buying this outfit at this price, you won't find a better deal. Good Luck for the future Aleka.
Dave Rickard.12 April 2012
Tim Gaudion, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A4 Fly Rod Series
Very impressed with my new A4 fly rod, excellent casting action and already had 6 trout! Great service and fast delivery also.11 April 2012