Instead of the term " Entry Level." we prefer to describe the Encounter rod outfits as " affordable awesomeness." Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the freshly updated Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance, packaged with a large arbor Encounter Reel, weight-forward line, backing, and leader. The Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. Simply tie on a fly, and start fishing!