Christopher Burns, FranceAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I have ordered twice now from Aleka sports,each time the products have arrived in good time,when I have needed to contact the response has been courteous and efficient.
Well done!19 April 2017
Brian SilverAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I have been fly fishing for over 45 years. I have caught thousands of fish on every rod from bamboo, fiberglass, and now Aleka. I was not convinced that Aleka could add anything to my fishing. I am writing to tell you I am eating my hat. My first one was the A8 and it tightened my loop, and increased my distance. Still cannot believe how much this change my cast. The rod does not catch fish, it only delivers the fly where you want it. That is where your talent takes over. Aleka delivered on their promise. I have since bought the A4, and A3 versions. Aleka even upgraded an order to assure I received it promptly. Thank You Aleka. I have 17 fly rods of many popular brands. I am replacing them with Aleka. I am up to Five Aleka Rods. If you are like me and have doubt, just order. Aleka will convince you every time you go fishing. Brian Silver, Colorado USA
02 April 2017
Robert Anderson, AngusAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
Recently purchased an Aleka A8 10ft 8 weight quickly upgrading to reel and line. Service and products are superb topped off with a 9 3/4 pound rainbow. Rod handled the constant strain well. When casting this rod has both power and flexibility. Regards, Bob Anderson
21 March 2017
Mark Pedley, StaffordshireAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I recently purchased a new Fly Rod which was sent out on time to the correct address very pleased with the product and service and will no doubt be back for further purchases in the future, Many Thanks15 March 2017
Alessio Giulioni, ItalyAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
The Aleka A8 10'#4 the most versatile rod for all types of fishing techniques.07 October 2016
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
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
Ian Gillard, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
Got the A8 10 ft for a line 4. Well made,dam good cork, and a tad under 3 ozs,... weight it myself,described as a smooth tip action,was slightly concerned with this as wanted it for grayling nymphing French style.
It's not in my eyes,it's far softer than smooth tip action ,...more middle to tip,.....which is perfect for rivers,only used it once and very happy,even with a pound grayling on it bends in half,,which I love about it. Plenty of power for a 4 weight.26 October 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
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
Tarik Makota, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
I've been long time Orvis/SAGE "user" until I got my 10" 5wt ALEKA rod about year or so ago. Fishing (nymphing) Neversink now has whole new meaning (grin).11 May 2015
Stephen Nickliss, United StatesAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
Got me an A8 4wt 10'. Unbelievable price for an unbelievable rod! I mean hucking a size 22 midge a half mile on target in the wind??? Oh my!12 April 2015
David Davies, United KingdomAbout ALEKA A8 Fly Rod Series
Recently bought the 10ft 5wt and used it today on my local reservoir from the bank. The rod performed well casting into and across the wind with an wf5 dry line. I was lucky to land 4 rainbows all in excess of 2lb fishing buzzers. Well done ALEKA, good service and a great rod.23 March 2015