The Fenwick Aetos is our pick for the best inexpensive presentation rod on the market!!!! It was the top inexpensive presentation rod in our latest 2020 5-Weight Shootout. The great finish, attractive blue color, and solid components are enough to draw your attention, but its performance will exceed your expectations. The Aetos’ nice, crisp, fast action provides great feel and plenty of power. It showed us uncanny accuracy that isn’t normally found in rods that cost less than two hundred bucks!
We paired it with the smooth and durable Orvis Battenkill 3 Disc. A fully machined reel that will outlast anything else you’re using. The Battenkill features beautiful porting, and bombproof construction with a smooth disk drag based on their Hydros SL reels. We spin it up with 120 yards of 20 lb. backing, a Scientific Anglers MPX line, and attach a hand-tied leader so you’re ready to fish right out of the box. Now all you need are a few flies!
Fenwick Aetos 9′ 5# | $189.95
Orvis Battenkill Disc 3 | $169.95
Scientific Anglers WF-5 MPX | $79.95
Hand Tied Leader | $6.95
120 yds. of 20# Backing | $10.00
Subtotal | $466.80
Line Discount | <$35.00>
Grand Total | $421.80
Left Hand Retrieve: is used primarily by Right-Handed individuals who hold the rod in their right hand and reel line in using their left hand.
Right Hand Retrieve: is used primarily by Left-Handed individuals who hold the rod in their left hand and reel line in using their right hand.