That doesn't look bad as far as 5/6 wt. combo/starter kit, but just remember, you get what you pay for. [smirk]
Seriously, I would go to a fly shop and try casting a few rods - Tell them you are just starting out, and you'll get your FREE casting lesson, while deciding which weight rod is for you!!!! Not a bad trick!!!!
Then, spend a few extra dollars and go for a moderate priced 6wt. 9' combo (all around usage rod/reel combo as far as I'm concerned)to get started and learn on, but you'll see that after a little bit you'll wanna go lighter for trout (2 - 4wt.) and heavier for saltwater species (8 wt. and up).
I started with the Cabela's 6 WT. Model 906 9'Genesis Rod/Reel Combo - Paid $135.00 - It's a GREAT STARTER KIT & comes with EVERYTHING you need to get started!!!!!!
Cabela's Genesis™ Fly-Fishing Outfits
Price: $135.00 - $140.00
Genesis™ Fly-Fishing Outfits
Genesis Fly-Fishing Combos include everything you need to get started fly-fishing. The graphite composite rod is moderate/fast action to accommodate the beginning caster. A genuine cork handle, composite reel seat and double-foot chrome snake guides make it a first-cl [no swearing please] fishing instrument. The reel is die-cast aluminum with a disc drag sporting a large knob for simple, dependable adjustment. And it easily converts from left- to right-hand retrieve. All combos include a rod/reel case to protect your outfit while traveling. The 4-, 5- and 6-weight rods include an assortment of two-dozen flies suited for trout fishing. With the 8-weight rods, you receive an eight-piece popper assortment for b [no swearing please] and other warm-water species (comes with a medium flat/ripple fly box).
Each combo also includes:
A Scientific Anglers Headstart® weight-forward fly line and 100 yards of backing
One bottle of Scientific Anglers fly floatant
Two tapered leaders
Two small retractors for forceps and nippers
Chestpack to store all your equipment.
Cabela's Getting Started Fly-Fishing Video - Let award-winning guides and fly-fishing instructors Mike Jansen and Brandon Powers improve your casting, fly selection, nymphing, wading and much more. Item:IF-315857
Cabela's Getting Started Fly-Fishing DVD - Let award-winning guides and fly-fishing instructors Mike Jansen and Brandon Powers improve your casting, fly selection, nymphing, wading and much more. Item:IF-316986
Check out: http://www.cabelas.com
and click on the "Fly Fishing Combos" link - They have some pretty good deals for better quality equipment starting at $24.99 - $49.99 (low end - SALE PRICE) and up. The SALE is going on right now on-line!!!
I now fish with a Temple Forks Outfitter 4wt. 7' rod with matching Tioga 3/4 wt. reel for trout.
Gonna use the 6wt. Genesis in Mississippi for saltwater Specks (Speckled Trout/Weakfish) and Redfish either this Spring or Fall.