Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit

This 5 wt. affordable fly rod is a great choice for bigger trout water.


Instead of the term “entry level,” we prefer to describe our new Encounter rod outfits as “affordable awesomeness.” Built for the hardcore angler, yet priced with frugality in mind, the Encounter rod series combines state-of-the-art rod design with a smooth, crisp performance—packaged with a large arbor Encounter reel, weight-forward floating line, backing, and leader. The 9' 5-weight Encounter rod outfit is easily the best value-priced outfit of its kind. This is the perfect backup for an experienced travelling angler or for a new angler who plans to spend most of their time on bigger trout waters.


Overall: 4.9/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 35 reviews

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35 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great rod and reel kit. - 7/28/2014
    By: from Georgia

    This is a great rod and reel kit. At the price of this kit you can more than one . Then you can cover all the fishbuou need to. Good rod and reel kit.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Excellent entry level - 7/28/2014
    By: from Northeast

    Comb is well put together.great first rod or backup. Problem with this is, next you'll be hooked in thuds sport and be wanting a Helos2. That's really not too bad though.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent Starter Rod - 7/22/2014

    I bought this when I wanted to start fly fishing and it is an excellent rod to start with. It has the amazing feel all Orvis rods have and comes with everything you need to get started. I also like the fact that Orvis rods come with a case...it makes life easy. The best part to me is it's a reasonable price so I won't have a heart attack if I break it.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Encounter 5 wt 9' outfit - 7/16/2014

    Great weight for medium duty, casts longer than I've done before. Nice combo. Excellent value.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great beginner's rod - 6/18/2014
    By: from Bel Air, MD

    I am new to fly-fishing and this was the rod recommended by a friend who is an experienced fly-fisher. He was impressed by the way it cast and I found it easy to look like I had some skills when I cast. I would recommend this to any beginner who is testing the waters to see if they really are interested in the sport.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent Outfit - 6/18/2014
    By: from Downingtown, PA

    I am a beginner fly fisher "woman", and purchased the Encounter rod/reel setup and I am extremely happy with it. Priced just right too! Thanks to the GREAT Customer Service at Orvis in Downingtown, PA., and Instruction from the FREE Fly Fishing 101 class that they offer. I actually bought 4 encounter's! Happy Fishing...

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Beginner Outfit - 6/16/2014
    By: from Thomasville, GA

    I am just getting started with fly fishing, therefore, I am only beginning to learn how to cast with a fly rod. This outfit is definitely making it easy for me to learn. I haven't had it on the water yet, so I don't know how it feels to actually catch a fish on it, but I'll be finding out this weekend. My father-in-law has been fly fishing for several years, and when he tried casting with this outfit, he was really impressed with how it felt and casted. You can't go wrong with this outfit if you're a beginner, especially for the price.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Outstanding - 6/12/2014

    Was looking forward to getting back into the sport after a long absence. The encounter 5 weight 9 ft. Fly rod was the perfect choice. Ready to fish right out of the box . Smooth reel and great action in the rod. Could not be more satisfied.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Good purchase - 6/10/2014
    By: from Manassas, VA

    This was my first rod, it was more then I thought it would be. The line does need to be stretched so you can cast it easily.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    I didn't enter Orvis with the intent to buy a fly - 6/4/2014
    By: from Helena, MT

    What a wonderful deal. I didn't need another fly rod, but I tested it out. Did some casting out in back of the store. What a great outfit. I bought it to give as a gift for my brother with one requirement. He has to come visit me in Montana for its inaugural use.

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  • Encounter 5-weight 9' Fly Rod Outfit £149.00
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