Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod

Our classic Adirondack bamboo fly rods can be personalized.


5-weight, full flex 7½-foot, 4 1/8-oz. 2-piece split bamboo rod.

The Adirondack is easily one of the finest 5-weight bamboo fly rods ever produced. There may be nothing as traditional and rewarding in fly fishing as a crisp cast and a perfect presentation made from an impeccably designed bamboo fly fishing rod. The rod has a crisp feel and the strength of a swelled butt design with the delicate tip action that casts like a classic split bamboo.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 5 reviews


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    ...insufficient superlatives.... - 1/18/2015
    By: from Ostrander, OH
    Top 100 Contributor

    Of all the bamboo rods I have owned and fished over the years, these Orvis swelled-butt rods have to be the most enjoyable to cast. (I pair mine with the limited-release UK-made CFO and a Superfine WF5F line.) The nickel-silver hardware, cork-and-burl reel seat, the silk wrappings, the winding check, the overall fit and finish of every segment, and the fine-grain bamboo, all combine in an heirloom-quality piece that I (you) will use the rest of my (your!) fishing life. (The rod I keep strung up over the back door, the one I call my "meat stick," is an old Orvis Impregnated Model 99, and if the Adirondack fishes half as long as that one has served, it will have outlived me.) We'll let the grandkids sort out who gets it.

  • 5/5

    Toughest rod ever - 10/19/2012
    By: from Jackson, Ms

    My rod got bent by a heavy weight that fell against it. Bent to about a 30 degree angle. No way it shouldn't have broken. To my surprise no damage at all. Great rod.

  • 5/5

    Best Fly Rod Ever - 4/28/2012
    By: from St. Peters, MO

    This is by far the best fly rod I have ever used. I fish a small stream in Missouri and the rod's flex makes it very easy to cast. I feel like a pro when I use it! This rod is worth every penny and I will definitely use it every time I go fly fishing.

  • 5/5

    Truly superb... - 6/12/2011
    By: from Northern California
    Top 25 Contributor

    I've long desired a classic bamboo rod as I love the slower action and more traditional feel. This rod is just fantastic. I've fished it in still water, fast flow rivers and small mountain streams and loved every minute of it. The feel is unparalleled in my experience. It can easily cast with precision out 50-60 feet (the longest I've tried) and still be precise and delicate at 10-20 feet. The full flex action makes even the smallest of mountain stream fish fun. If I had to own just one rod, this would be it. My only complaint is that I didn't take the plunge sooner.

  • 5/5

    Great traditional fly rod - 11/14/2010

    Just received my rod and could not wait to take down to my local river to try,although out of season i just had to see how it cast,and i was not disappointed.I choose to use a 5wt d/t line,although it said w/f on the rod ,but it was so easy to cast and i had 40ft of line out with no problem's ,accurate and precise, i hit the target every time, i have try'd several cane rods over the year's but nothing cast's quite like this .Well done Orvis a truly great rod.

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