Access 8-weight 10' Fly Rod—Tip Flex

Access 10' 8-weight fast-action fly fishing rods are defined by quality and value.


3⅜ oz. 10', 4-piece, Tip-Flex Fly Rod for 8-wt. line.

Steelheading techniques require length for tactics, coupled with power to handle the fight with these powerful fish. This Access 108-4 saltwater fly fishing rod gives you everything you need at a more than remarkable price. Built with our proprietary tapers and actions developed on Helios this fly rod offers extra length for mending, strength to handle weighted rigs comfortably and the power to turn those steelhead and keep them and you out of trouble. If steelhead are your passion, the Access 108-4 will be your best friend. When you look at the price to performance ratio it might take the place of your best friend.


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


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

  • 5/5

    Salmon River - 10/13/2014
    By: from Avon CT

    I bought this combo for salmon fishing in the Lake Ontario tributaries. It's not really like fly fishing, you muscle roll cast with an eighth ounce of weight at about 2 O'clock upstream, drift downstream to about 10 O'clock then retrieve and start again. (The fishing pressure is such that you don't always have enough room to do anything else.) With this type of fishing, the ten foot rod was a definite plus. I only landed a couple of fish, but the 8 weight was plenty of rod for a 25 pounder and the # V reel had drag to spare. I'm very pleased with the cosmetics, performance and durability. JackLN

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Rod!! - 11/7/2012
    By: from Redding, CA

    I was not happy with my current steelhead rod, so I purchased this as a replacement. WOW! I was really impressed. Distance was far better than any rod I have used and control of the cast was exceptional. Mending was a breeze. Great feel through the rod. And very light for its size. Recommend? You bet! As a matter of fact, I like it so well that I just ordered an Access 9ft 6wt a couple of hours ago!

  • 5/5

    Best Purchase Ever - 8/15/2011

    Its nothing to say, best single handed in the world for so low price.Really fantastic.

  • 5/5

    Great rod for the price - 5/11/2011

    fantastic rod...very light. This is my first salt water rod and my first tip flex. I have been using it on the Muskegon for salmon and steel head...feel like my helios in regards to weight and really punches line with big flies on the end. Feels like i'm throwing them acroos the state.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Access 108-4 - 4/25/2011
    By: from Derbyshire, England
    Top 500 Contributor

    This is one of four of these great value rods I have and does everything it says brilliantly. An excellent tool; only used for reservoir trout so far but expect it to be good for sea trout and salmon too. Usual minor comments, wheres the hook keep as standard and can I have a matt one please?

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Access Fly Rods

Cast this rod once and you'll question the low price.
Cast it twice and you won't fish without it.

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.

Access rods feature:

  • New material with remarkable strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Lighter than most premium rods.
  • Remarkably smooth and precise casting stroke.
  • Root beer blank and woven-graphite carbon and champagne anodized aluminum gold reel seat.
  • All chrome guides.
  • Sunburst wraps with gold tipping.
  • Gold ferrule alignment dots.
  • Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-rubber butt.
  • Super-grade cork handles.
  • Safe Passage rod tube with internal dividers.
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