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Available for Delivery September 2017
Mondo has created the world's most unique fly fishing gear for those wanting something different, and the world's very first reel printed with custom art from well known and up and coming artists! Mondo’s unique designs and colors are groundbreaking and lead the fly fishing world in functional art. Mondo has taken a decades worth of fly fishing experience and rolled out incredible gear with an amazing feel.
Mondo has taken it’s amazing gear and bundled it into one single package to get you on the water! Rod, Reel, Line, Rod Tube,Fly Box, Flies, Tippet, Leader, Hemostats, and Nippers.
BE A FORCE OF ADVENTURE! GO MONDO.
Mondo Fly Fishing represents a new approach to the sport of fly fishing. One that fuses art and high performance with fly fishing rods & reels, without having a premium price.
ABOUT ORDERING YOUR MONDO PACKAGE
MONDO has 7 different inaugural packages available for purchase during our Kickstarter campaign. EACH PACKAGE COMES COMPLETE with everything you need to go fly fishing. These are not 'beginner' packages. We build serious gear. Whether you're new to fly fishing or have been knee deep your whole life, you'll be thrilled with Mondo gear. Here's what your package looks like...
The first of our 7 available packages lets you to lock in a special launch price. You'll receive a follow up survey that allows you to customize this package after you purchase. You will be able to choose a rod color, a line color and have the ability to upgrade (for $50) to limited edition art on our Brilliant Silver or Black Ops reels right before your package ships. These configurable packages have an estimated delivery date of November 2017.
The next 6 MONDO curated fly fishing packages are available for IMMEDIATE SHIPPING at the end of our Kickstarter campaign!
Each package features a Mondo Flow Cannon rod in one of our three inaugural colors, custom reel art by Sket One on a Mondo Brilliant Silver or Black Ops reel, a custom line color, and everything you need to Be A Force Of Adventure.
You can get FULL GEAR SPECS on MondoFlyFIshing.com as well as full details on every piece of our unique gear.
Available Flow Cannon Rod colors:
Grape Crush/Midnight Black - Dark Indigo/Aqua Splash - Green Glow/Fire Orange, as shown below.
Mondo rod blanks are rolled with extreme performance carbon graphite and come in 4 sections
Mid-fast action taper for power and control
Anodized aluminum uplocking reel seat
Sanded with glossy finish
AAA cork single well grip
Anti-corrosion snake guides
FLOW CANNON colors are clearly stated in each of our 6 curated launch packages. Please reference the photos here and on MondoFlyFIshing.com to choose the perfect color for you.
AVAILABLE LIMITED EDITION REELS:
Mondo Fly Reels are high performance, working art you hold in your hand. They pair perfectly with our rods for a balanced feel. Specs on all the reels we sell are identical. The base high performance reel with no art comes in Brilliant Silver or Black Ops.
ART IS WHAT MAKES A MONDO REEL STAND APART!
Along with flawless performance, we're collaborating with artists to create truly special pieces of gear. Our LIMITED EDITIONS are just that. Limited and exclusive in appearance, but not price. We've worked hard to make a performance reel that looks like no other reel you can buy. And to keep things fresh, we'll be releasing a steady stream of new art as we grow our company in the coming months.
Our first limited editions were created by the well-known artist SKET ONE.
EXACT MONDO REEL ART is clearly stated in each of our 6 curated launch packages. Please reference the photos here and on MondoFlyFIshing.com to choose the perfect version of our reel art for you.
NOTE: We fuse the art directly to the reels, no decals. Once each limited edition sells out, they’re gone. Our standard Brilliant Silver and Black Ops reels will always be available and are striking in their simplicity, but for something truly unique order one of these inaugural packages with limited edition art. Reel specs are as follows:
Machined from 6061 aluminum
Anodized for maximum style and ease
Left or right hand retrieve (simple conversion)
Large arbor spool, gathers up line with speed
Powerful carbon disc drag
Water-tight sealed drag
Spool diameter 3.25″
Spool width 1.25″
Arbor diameter 1.25″
Line capacity: 5wt/6wt w/125-yds of 20-lb dacron backing
All our reels share the same specs
Finally, MONDO HAS CUSTOM LINE COLORS AVAILABLE.
Mondo Fly Lines are specifically designed to cast and come in great colors.
Again, please reference the details on our curated packages to see which line colors get your stoked. Once we launch our official MONDO ONLINE STORE after this campaign, all the lines colors will be available for purchase separately... or you can configure a full package with your own custom color line, along with custom rod color and Mondo fly reel.
And yes, we even provide a stylish way for you to protect your Mondo gear!
So whether you're hitting inner city ponds and canals or raging waters of the Rockies, BE A FORCE OF ADVENTURE with MONDO FLY FISHING GEAR! Everything you need is in the package... all at a price that is far less than that last rod you bought.
Take advantage of our launch prices and GO MONDO!
Risks and challenges
Launching any new company with a new approach to a traditional industry is daunting. Before we launched, we wanted to make sure we had a unique, thoroughly tested and market ready product. For those who love fly fishing like we do, or for anyone waiting to fall in love with fall fishing, we wanted to be absolutely certain we could deliver a product that our customers would fall in love with. We have done that. Mondo Fly Fishing gear is ready to rock and the first 300 packages have already been produced. So when you purchase one of the 300 inaugural Mondo Fly Fishing packages (#'s 1 through 6), YOU WILL receive your gear.
If you visit our website at MondoFlyFIshing.com, you will see our commitment to making unique gear. We feel that one of our biggest challenges is showing the world that fly fishing is approachable and accessible for everyone, not just for the country club aristocracy. Whether you're hitting inner city ponds and canals or wading the raging waters of the Rockies, the experience is what matters. Gear doesn't need to be expensive and void of character. Mondo is here to break the fly fishing stereotypes and speak to the new generation of angler. That is a fundamental part of our mission.
When you order the first Mondo Fly Fishing package at the top right, please note that those will be delivered in our second wave of production. The estimated delivery date is November 2017 and if you sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of every page on our website, we promise to keep you posted as production commences. Should our 6 curated packages on Kickstarter with limited edition reels not sell out, we will give customers who ordered the 'Special Advanced Purchase' configurable package the option of getting one of those for their $339 pledge - on a first come, first served basis. Or they can wait. There is a risk that a second wave of production may not happen, but that is not our intention. If we meet our Kickstarter goal, we intend to move forward with launching the company.
We started Mondo to help people fall in love with fly fishing. Our almost 6000 strong Instagram feed has steadily grown as we developed our gear. We have a message and an approach that has resonated with a lot of people. Now we have fully developed gear. We'd like to thank all the people who've supported us during our development process, the people who choose to support us through this campaign and we continue to work hard for a successful launch that makes our first and future customers... thrilled.