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: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 81 reviews


78 of 81 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great for Beginners - 11/21/2015

    This rod and reel is perfect for those wanting to give fly fishing a try. Easy to set up and comes with a nice case for traveling. For the price the quality exceeds outfits found in major retail stores.

  • 5/5

    Amazing bargain setup! - 11/20/2015
    By: from New Mexico

    This rod/reel combo is as smooth as butter! I am very green when it comes to fly fishing but not to fishing. I started off with a very modest fly rod setup to get my feet wet. After a few weeks of botched casts and closely following every online fly casting video I knew it was time to step my tackle game up. I purchased this combo and saw immediate improvement. The Encounter rod is extremely user friendly and I was able to almost triple my cast lengths. The line guides are very smooth. I was not only able to hit my targets but was shooting line to the full capacity of my pulled line slack with ease. If you're new to the sport this purchase is a no brainer. The rod feels great in your hand, is very light weight/well balanced and just looks sharp. If you've made it this far into reading this review stop... Click add to shopping cart and go catch some trout!

  • 5/5

    Great vakue - 11/14/2015
    By: from Raleigh NC

    I used this outfit along with the Reddington that was recommended to me and this is by far a superior setup. I will only buy Orvis from here on out.

  • 5/5

    Fly rod - 11/11/2015
    By: from Tennessee

    I purchased Encounter 905-4 Outfit for my wife. I have a White River model and i tried her's. The Encounter was awesome it was all I could do to not to work out a trade. The line moved through the eyes easy as you please. A winner for sure!

  • 5/5

    well made rod outfit - 11/10/2015
    By: from Bath

    A well balanced and good value rod outfit for either a beginner and someone more experienced

  • 4/5

    Value for money - 10/27/2015
    By: from Australia

    I bought this as a spare rod for my trips to New Zealand. Looks like a well crafted rod that will perform. Only down side is that the reel came set up for a left handed, so I'm waiting for customer service to get back to me on how to change it to a right hander reel. Good solid value for money outfit - Thank you Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Great rod and reel combo - 10/25/2015

    I wanted a light panfish rig but didn't want to go to a 2 or 3 wt.This rod and reel combo are a joy to cast.i would recomend this combo

  • 5/5

    Great 1st fly rod & reel - 9/27/2015
    By: from Oklahoma

    I absolutely love my encounter rod & reel combo, it's very easy to cast.

  • 5/5

    Great package - 9/4/2015
    By: from Portland, OR

    This is my first fly rod and prior to this outing, I've only fly fished once before. I took it out for the first time this week for an after work evening outing on the Clackamas River outside of Portland, Oregon. This rig met all my expectations. Got into some brown trout and really enjoyed the rig.

  • 5/5

    Excellent! - 8/21/2015
    By: from Staunton, VA

    I own a mystic 8' 3 wt and it's great for smaller bookie water and it works wonderfully. On a whim I just purchased the encounter 9' 5 wt to get into some larger rivers. I am so surprised on how well this combo fishes for the price. It is amazing! Sensitive and the stiffness is just perfect for those small "sipping" hits on top. Would highly recommend.

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