R.L. Winston Rod Co. VSL Lamson Konic Fly Combo - $439.99

Save when you buy the Winston VSL rod together with a Lamson Konic fly reel. Each combo includes Scientific Anglers GPX WF Floating Fly Line (a $69.95 value) and backing. 10-weight fly combo does not include fly line. Step up to a high-performance rod from Winston. Never before available performance at these prices, the progressive fast actions incorporate many design attributes of Winston's higher-end graphite rods, unleashing power and smooth, balanced casting at an outstanding value. VSL stands for Very Smooth and Light. Not surprisingly, these lightweight, high-line-speed graphite rods exhibit a smooth-loading feel that has become a signature of the rod maker. With this high level of excellence comes all the pride of ownership that goes with a Winston rod. Designed in Twin Bridges, Mont. The Konic is a pressure cast-reel with machined components that brings top quality and performance to anglers at an incredible price. Equipped with the Waterworks zero-maintenance, fully machined, fully sealed conical drag the same drag system that's used on Lamson reels costing $400 or more. Unlike other drag systems that use two flat surfaces for braking control, Lamson's conical drag utilizes two cone-shaped elements that are matched together for a precise fit. This system acts to completely seal the drag from the effects of moisture, salt and grit. When the drag is adjusted, spring tension draws the two elements together, creating variable rates of ultrasmooth braking. Because the mass of the drag elements is centralized, the reel is more responsive to lighter drag settings. The average radius of the contact surface is also much smaller than a disc-shaped drag, eliminating start-up torque. Frame and spool are pressure cast and then machine-finished. - $439.99