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KastKing New Ascension Soloscopic Fly Rod and Combos

KastKing New Ascension Soloscopic Fly Rod and Combos, IM6 Graphite Blank, Fixed & Floating Guides, CNC Aluminum Reel with Line & Backing, Lightweight Travel & Storage Case
SKU Type Line Weight Action Power Length Fly Reel Guides Pieces Price
KRDFLYAS-959 Tele Fly Rod 5 MF N/A 9' N/A 9+1 6 $99.98
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KRDFLYAS-989 Tele Fly Rod 8 MF N/A 9' N/A 9+1 6 $99.98
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KCOFLYAS-959S56 Combo 5 MF N/A 9' 5/6 Reel 9+1 6 $149.98
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KCOFLYAS-989S78 Combo 8 MF N/A 9' 7/8 Reel 9+1 6 $149.98
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  • Soloscopic Design – KastKing Ascension Fly rods are designed to fish like a traditional 4 pc, high performance fly rod but with the advantage of easy assembly and travel because of its Soloscopic design. The medium fast action is made using light, yet powerful 24 million modulus graphite and features a beautiful aluminum reel seat and AAA cork handle.
  • Floating & Fixed Guides – A combination of fixed and floating guides allows the Ascension fly rod to collapse to just 27” in a matter of seconds and then extend again to its full 9’ performance length without ever having to remove flies, fly line or take the sections apart so you are always rigged and ready to fish.
  • Travel With Ease – The Ascension fly combo includes a beautiful, lightweight travel case that will safely store the fly rod and reel completely rigged and ready to fish whether you are traveling thousands of miles to your next great adventure or just a few hundred feet up the river through heavy brush to the next fish holding run.
  • CNC Aluminum Fly Reel – Included with your Ascension fly combo is a beautiful, CNC 6061 aircraft aluminum fly reel with a smooth disc drag that is pre-loaded with KastKing BackKast fly line backing, Propel WF floating fly line. Just add your favorite fly and you’re ready to fish.
  • Performance, Confidence & Durability - The Ascension fly combo is available in both a 9’ for 5 wt and a 9’ for 8 wt model so there is a rod available for most fishing situations in both fresh and saltwater. And you’ll have confidence knowing that you’re using a true performance rod with game changing features because of KastKing's Incredible Total Peace of Mind Warranty!

Product Description




​    SPT--Soloscopic Performance Technology


  •   One-piece performance in a six-piece telescopic design
  •   Multiple floating guides improve line performance
  •   Consistent and smooth taper eliminates flat & dead spots in the blank
  •   Snug-Fit ferrules delivery full length power transition
  •   KastFlex Technology with Toray 24-Ton Carbon Matrix blank delivers sensitivity and performance  






The Ascension Fly combo will quickly become your “go to” fly rod for all your fishing needs. Never has a rod been so easy to assemble and store because of its Soloscopic construction. No longer will you need to take the rod apart, remove flies, split shot or even strike indicators.Simply reel in the excess line as you slide each section back into itself until the rod has been completely collapsed to just 27” long. The reel stays on the rod, the line stays in the guides and all flies are in place, ready to fish again as soon as you reach your next destination.

The fully rigged rod, reel, line and flies are always ready to fish by simply stripping out about 10’ of line from the reel. You’ll be able to extend the rod back to its full, performance length and you’ll be fishing again in a matter of seconds without the time-consuming effort of having to run line through guides, re-tie flies or attach split shot and indicators.The completely rigged rod fits easily into a lightweight travel case to protect your valuable investment. ​So, whether you are moving a hundred yards down river through thick cover or a thousand miles to your next adventure, you’re always ready when the fish are rising.

The Ascension fly combo includes either a 9’ for 5 wt medium fast or 9’ for 8 wt, fast action rod made of 24 million modulus graphite. The rod features both fixed and floating guides, 3A cork handle and a beautiful and lightweight aluminum reel seat.

The combo is a complete, ready to fish outfit because it includes a very high quality, CNC 6061 machined aluminum fly reel with a smooth disc drag and is pre-loaded with our BackKast backing, Propel WF floating fly line. The unique and lightweight travel case makes this the perfect travel rod. Simply select your favorite fly and you’re ready to fish.

 WARNING: According to Proposition 65 of California Law this product can expose you to chemicals including lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Average rating
5 (based on 62 reviews)
great for squeezing through thick vegitation

Only problem I have is the eyes like to spin when casting. Not a huge problem but worth noting. I'm no pro but I feel like this is a good value and is great for squeezing through thick vegitation when getting off the path. Well worth the money in my opinion

Functions ok as a fly-rod with a bit of practice and easy to transport all rigged up.

I ordered this to be delivered from the US to Spain, where I live, but shortly I will be moving to Ireland!I have plenty of fly-rods. But this one is "approved" by the misses, because I told her that we would take our dog (pyrenean mountain dog) for walks around the nearby lough (lough Talt). And while they do the walk, I will do 45 minutes of fishing for brown trout. So it has to be rather quick to setup. And this is ready to fish in a minute as the fly and leader are tied up at home, and I put the rod case tied to a rucksack.I have so far only practiced casting on dry land. I had to adjust a little bit to the action, but managed to cast reasonably well after a few minutes. It is obviously a compromise but it does feel like a fly rod. I was expecting a spinning rod with fly line :).A few years ago, I believe there were more brands with a decent telescopic fly rod. (Daiwa and perhaps Shimano?). But now this is the only one I can find that looks like a proper rod and can be delivered to Europe.I will update this review when I catch my first fish or when I break the rod.

Excellent rod!

Great fly rod and reel! Nice and lightweight. Feels just like a normal fly rod once extended.The drag system feels great too

Amazing Pole

I can’t wait to take this thing out on the water! The whole setup is balanced very well and the drag is as smooth as can be.

Handy and functional for kayak fishing

Handy and functional drag. Takes a little practice to align eyes on extension. Got this for kayak fishing and seems to be an excellent setup. Reel is better than I expected. No hesitation to purchase again.

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