Q: What are the advantages of a 100% machined fly reel in the Green Magic Fly Kit over Non-machined Diecast Aluminum and Plastic fly reels? 

A: Fully-machined barstock aluminum reels are simply stronger, lighter, more refined, and more durable than diecast aluminum or plastic (a.k.a. "graphite," a.k.a. "polymer," a.k.a. "composite") reels. Non-machined diecast aluminum reels are heavier, have looser tolerances,  whereas plastic reels simply aren't able to perform the way a refined, fully-machined billet aluminum fly reel can. With the Retriever 5/6 included, the Green Magic Fly Kit distinguishes itself from other standard fly fishing starter kits by uniquely including a previously unseen 100% high-quality machined aerospace-grade aluminum fly reel at an affordable price.

Q: What are the advantages of TrueCast fly line?

A: TrueCast fly line represents a substantial upgrade from the low quality fly lines included on standard fly rod setups. Importantly, TrueCast is a slightly heavier 5 wt fly line, loading the Green Magic powerfully, and casting smoothly with great control. Enhanced for slickness, performance, and durability. Dual-colored Moss Green and Gold for locating loading point with ease. Never underestimate the importance of quality fly line, and the Green Magic Fly Kit ensures you'll have the quality you deserve.


Q: Is the Green Magic fly rod a good fly rod for beginners?

A: This is a GREAT fly rod for beginners. The moderate-fast action lends itself well to anglers just starting to cast a fly rod, and it's a fly rod they won't need to upgrade from. Helping beginning anglers were why I started this company, and it was this rod that got many of my friends into fly fishing! 

Q: Is the Green Magic fly rod a good fly rod for experienced anglers?

A: YES. Experienced anglers have been around long enough to know what good value is. The taper is medium-fast action, and it has the power to to fully take advantage of one's timing and technique skills earned by years of experience. If you're looking for something with a faster action than the the same moderate action blank used in standard fly rod combos, the Green Magic delivers.

Retriever 5/6 Fly Reel FAQ

Q: What are the advantages to the Retriever 5/6 fly reel?

A: The Retriever 5/6 fly reel is, most importantly, precision-machined from 100% T6061 aerospace-grade billet aluminum. Fully-machined billet reels are stronger, lighter, tougher, and more refined than diecast or plastic/composite/graphite reels. The Retriever 5/6 is not only fully-machined billet, but it is also of very high quality for a machined reel. The reel is then hard-anodized to gunsmoke silver for corrosion and surface protection. Additionally, the cork teflon drag is strong and smooth. As standard fly fishing starter kits don't include this value, this sleek precision fly reel is an affordable winner.

Q: Can I buy an extra spool for the Retriever 5/6 fly reel?

A: Yes! Extra spools are available. Please inquire on the contact page for extra spools.

Q: How can I change the reel retrieve direction on my Retriever 5/6 fly reel?

A: (Video coming soon)

Return & Refund FAQ

Q: What is your return and refund policy?

A: Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. Then, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 2 business days.

Shipping FAQ

Q: Where do you ship?

A: We ship to all US physical addressed and PO Boxes. We also ship to Canada. If you are an International customer outside the US and Canada, please contact us.

Q: How long will it take to get my order? What carriers do you use?

A: We process and ship orders within 24-48 hours after your order has been placed. Standard shipping is FREE and usually delivers within 2-8 business days. We ship via USPS Parcel Select Ground. Faster USPS Priority Mail is available for an additional charge. Orders placed after 1pm PST will be processed the next business day.

Payment FAQ

Q: What credit cards do you accept?

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Q: Do you accept PayPal and Apple Pay payments?

A: Yes.

Warranty FAQ

Q: What does the Z. Mark Fly Gear Warranty cover?

A: All Z. Mark Fly Gear fly reels are covered by our original owner Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and must include a dated proof of purchase.

All Z. Mark Fly Gear fly rods and fly lines are covered by our original owner 5 Year Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and must include a dated proof of purchase.

Please click here for more details.

To file a warranty repair, simply contact us and then send us your rod or reel and we will take care of replacing them.