Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 7 reviews
7 of 7 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Rod -
By: Rodge from Doylestown, PA
I recently purchased an Access 4wt. 8'6" Orvis rod. This is my 9th Orvis rod and it is great. I have two Helios 2 rods and this is every bit a good. It casts any size dry fly great and is very good with a very streamer. I would highly recommend this rod.
NOT ENOUGH use -
By: Twistie from Prince Edward Island, Canada
As the title says not enough use, mine is not used enough, but as the information says - sensitive enough for small trout yet more than sufficient to handle the lurker, which has only happened to me once. Great thrill though. This is a very 'forgiving' rod and reel combination when casting.
My new fav rod -
By: norway2131 from Trondheim, Norway
I just recieved my new Access 4# 8´6" rod. It both looks and feels great. I can´t wait for the winter to let go of the rivers and lakes here in northern Scandinavia. I chose to ingrave my rod. I think the ingravement wasnt all that. Nothing Orvis could do about that though. The personalization on the reel is brilliant! 15$ well spent!
New toy -
By: RIKEB from Hull Yorkshire. England
Top 1000 Contributor
havw been looking for a new 4wt rod for about year and have looked at other top end makers rods, I called into my nearest shop in Harrogate, The assistant (James) was a great help and made my purchase a pleasure, he ask me lots of questions and asked me what reel i was using, my reel was the batternstock III, he said he would set the rod up with a reel like mine and then took me onto the field in front of the shop and let me try the rod. he then left me alone for half hour, I could of easily walked off but that was the trust he gave me. After i had cast and practiced I could not believe the extra 30-40% extra cast length. My mind was made up and the deal was done. I have used the rod on several occasions and the rod and I are perfectly balanced and in tune with each other. Dont take my word, just take a trip into your local Orvis store and ask for a demo. Fantastic rod and ideal for all my venues in the Yorkshire Dales .
A great 4wt! -
By: BroncoBri from Canandaigua, NY
I really like my Access 4wt it's nicely finished and casts perfectly as a mid-flex rod. I did equip it with the Hydros power taper and it roll-casts like a dream.
Great Investment -
By: TFO4 from Ft Benning, Ga
My wife purchased this fly rid for me in a 8'6" 4wt. I have only been able to use it twice since I am in the military. Also to add I broke it being clumsy on the Davidson. But over all the best fly rod I own. No problem making short or long casts even by roll casting or against the wind. Very fast action and has no problem bringing in those 5lbers I long to stalk but also sensitive enough for those wild little brookies. Can't wait to get it back from Orvis after repairs so I can get back on the water. I have other fly rods but just refusing to use them because I know how this one is.
Smooth Cast -
By: Castaway from North Ga
Top 50 Contributor
I just picked this rod and reel set up a few weeks ago and I am in love with it already. The local trout streams around here (NGA/TN) make this rod make it a perfect match. Went with the 5wt- and yes it is a light rod to throw. The flex is just right and craftmanship is unmatched. I have been very happy with the purchase and I don't think you can go wrong with it.
|Access Fly Rods|
Cast this rod once and you'll question the low price.
Pay more for remarkably lightweight performance? There is no longer a reason. The new Orvis Access™ Rod Series offers true premium-rod, weightless performance at a remarkably accessible price. The carbon-based composite blanks are impregnated with a new epoxy-based resin system with plasticizers for a stronger composite. This is a proprietary new material demonstrating an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making these rods even lighter than some higher-priced models. Using proprietary tapers and actions perfected on Helios™ by Orvis rod designers over the past two years, Access rods offer a performance-to-price ratio unheard of in the industry until now. Access rods cast with the same power and precision as the highest-price rods on the market, are just as light if not lighter, and yet come at a price that is accessible to everyone.
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