Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 64 reviews
61 of 64 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
best rod for value -
By: Tadikas from ireland
Good Fly Rod Outfit for best price not only for beginners!!
9' fly rod outfit great value -
By: ob001 from UK
really pleased with the quality and product, great value for the money
An Encounter with flexibility -
By: TMIdaho from Wood River Valley, Idaho
A lovely few days were had on the rivers and streams surrounding Hailey, Idaho. The Big Wood was big and barely fishable but the rod worked its way. The North Fork and Stanley Basin's smaller reaches were clear and a great way to feel out this rod's flexibility with handling small, medium and larger waters!
Great value -
By: NHMatt from New Hampshire
I was actually looking for a new fly line when I came across this outfit. There is no better value on the market. Orvis quality at a ridiculously low price. Well made, casts well - all good. I would highly recommend this product for anyone starting out that doesn't want to go all in yet.
By: CREFLO from Waynesville,NC
I was thrilled when first using this setup. Action and sensitivity of the rod is fantastic,reel quality and feel is fantastic,line on this setup, fantastic. I bought this about 8 months ago. 2 kids,wife and working 2 jobs I rarely get a chance to fish anymore,so today, beautiful morning,beautiful spot full of trout,rod broke while casting,snapped off at the second to last eye. Have not used this even 10 times,heck the grips have not even darkened. Called Orvis - very friendly personnel - they want $50.00 and 4 weeks to repair. No warranty whatsoever. An obvious manufacturing defect,still going to cost $50.00. I am going to garbage this rod,keep the reel and never buy Orvis again. Disappointed!
By: papafinn from colorado
I am starting out in the fly fishing sport and this Rod is a good investment in me arsenal
Great starter combo -
By: JamesBuckey from caldwell, oh
New to fly fishing. I had no idea what I was doing, but this rod works great. Watched a few expert videos and can cast semi-reliably every time. I see no aspect of this setup that will not fit my needs.
What's the Fuss? -
By: ALFlyer from Alabama
Bought this with absolutely no fly fishing experience. Youtubed my self silly on technique and common mistakes by beginners like me. Yes it was difficult at first but it wasn't the rod, it was the operator. If you sent this back the next day you really didn't give yourself time to learn how to use it. If you were an experienced fly fisher already, then you should have went with a Non entry level setup. This is a great setup to begin with. Orvis is straight up in their description. This is an entry level setup. Plain and simple. But I see myself using it way beyond my learning time. No regrets.
Best combo -
By: toby54 from utah
Very comfortable and responsive rod. can't go wrong with an Orvis
Not a good choice for a novice. -
By: GlenInIdaho from Twin Falls, ID
Rod is entirely to stiff and does not load well. I ordered this outfit because I had ordered an Encounter Rod late last year but had not yet used it. Used it this month. When the new outfit arrived I returned it the same day.